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AFA cancels annual July 4th celebration

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AFA cancels annual July 4th celebration

The Air Force Academy’s annual Independence Day celebration has become the latest casualty of federal budget cuts, known as sequestration. The cuts – designed to erase $1.2 trillion from the federal budget in a decade – hit the Department of Defense particularly hard. About half the cuts will come from the DoD’s budget, on top… Continue Reading AFA cancels annual July 4th celebration

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Sequestration has thrown uncertainty and confusion into the budget and travel-planning process for the nation’s military and its civilian contractors. And that ambiguity is affecting one of the biggest conventions in Colorado Springs, the annual Space Symposium hosted by the international nonprofit Space Foundation. “What we’ve seen, most of all, is confusion,” said Elliot Pulham,… Continue Reading Sequester hits Space Symposium in unexpected ways

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‘The Science Guy’ wins Space Foundation award

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‘The Science Guy’ wins Space Foundation award

Bill Nye,  who inspired a new generation to understand and appreciate science, will receive the Space Foundation’s 2013 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award. Nye, who hosted his own television show “The Science Guy,” now leads The Planetary Society and was selected for the award for his ability to convey scientific concepts and make space… Continue Reading ‘The Science Guy’ wins Space Foundation award

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Fort Carson warns of civilian furloughs

With sequestration taking effect in a matter of days, Fort Carson is preparing to instigate necessary cuts issued by the Department of Defense. The DOD told Congress that civilian workers could face a furlough of up to 22 days beginning in late April. The move affects 3,000 civilian workers at the Army post, but is… Continue Reading Fort Carson warns of civilian furloughs

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Military cuts less damaging than forecasted, analysis shows

The initial impact from budget cuts and sequestration to Colorado Springs’ defense assets might be much less than originally forecasted by El Paso County. According to an analysis by USA Today, the state stands to lose $161 million in reductions to its Army assets and 4,803 jobs. Air Force estimates for Colorado suggest that it… Continue Reading Military cuts less damaging than forecasted, analysis shows

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ISS wins $249 million Air Force contract

Intelligent Software Solutions has won a $249 million U.S. Air Force contract The contract is for work with the Air Force’s Command and Control Applications and Information Services Development. ISS is one of seven prime contractors selected for the contract. The five-year contract at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts will support the replacement of… Continue Reading ISS wins $249 million Air Force contract

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Budget-cuts on tap at Space Symposium

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Budget-cuts on tap at Space Symposium

A panel of space experts will will address one of the most pressing issues facing aerospace industry – sequestration and budget cuts. The panel, part of Space Foundation’s annual  symposium, will convene April 10 to discuss ways budget cuts will affect the space missions, industry and future expectations. The Space Symposium, held at The Broadmoor April… Continue Reading Budget-cuts on tap at Space Symposium

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Springs airport receives state grant

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Springs airport receives state grant

The Colorado Springs Airport is one of 44 airports to receive part of $20.6 million in state aviation fuel tax revenue under the Aviation Discretionary Grant Program. “We have improved public-use airports all across the state by leveraging these grants with local and federal matching funds,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “These airports are critical to… Continue Reading Springs airport receives state grant

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Neil deGrasse Tyson to speak at UCCS

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Neil deGrasse Tyson to speak at UCCS

Famed astrophysicist and former host of the “Nova Science Now” program will speak at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in April. Tickets to hear Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, author of “Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier,” “The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet” and “Death by Black Hole” will speak… Continue Reading Neil deGrasse Tyson to speak at UCCS

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Colorado ready for the next Space Age, but hurdles remain

Colorado’s space industry ranks among the most diverse in the nation — and that diversity could lead to an even stronger global position as the aerospace industry enters what many are calling the “new Space Age.” While the state ranks No. 2 nationally in number of aerospace jobs behind California, the industry sector in Colorado… Continue Reading Colorado ready for the next Space Age, but hurdles remain

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