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A former employee of an Aurora-based defense contractor has agreed to pay $60,000 for improperly obtaining bids and proposal information about contracts for the National Reconnaissance Office, according to John Walsh, United States Attorney for Colorado. Ian Colle, the former senior director of software engineering for Paragon, acknowledged his role in obtaining bid and proposal… Continue Reading Defense contractor pays $60,000 fine to US Attorney

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The Space Foundation is making it easier for active duty military and government personnel who register for the 29th National Space Symposium. For those participants, the price is now what it was in 2010: $790. “We reduced the rate for active duty military and government personnel out of sensitivity to government budget constraints,” said Space… Continue Reading Space Foundation lowers military fees for annual symposium

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Bal Seal, which has operations in Colorado Springs, is one of three finalists in the Colorado BioScience Association’s Company of the Year. The CBSA will announce its winner at its 2012 awards dinner celebration Dec. 6 in Denver. The other finalists are: Covidien (Colorado operations), Boulder; and TOLMAR Inc., Fort Collins. “Our Company of the… Continue Reading Spings’ Bal Seal a finalist for Colorado bioscience company of the year

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Task force meets to ease transition for veterans

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The first workshop to help veterans gain access to services, licenses and credentials to ease their transition from military to civilian employment was held earlier this month. The task force is charged with making Colorado the most military friendly state in the nation. “In the service of our country, these men and women have developed… Continue Reading Task force meets to ease transition for veterans

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Veterans job fair slated for Nov. 26

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  Gov. John Hickenlooper has declared November “Hire a Veteran Month,” staging events statewide to assist veterans on a number of fronts including employment and training opportunities.   Representatives from the Department of Labor and Employment at state and country run workforce centers are offering workshops and hiring events statewide. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center… Continue Reading Veterans job fair slated for Nov. 26

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AFA wins higher-ed diversity award

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The Air Force Academy received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from Insight magazine. Insight is one of the oldest diversity-focused publications in higher education. The award honors colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The academy will be featured, along with 47 other recipients, in Insight’s December issue.… Continue Reading AFA wins higher-ed diversity award

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Boecore wins top supplier award

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Local business Boecore Inc was awarded a top supplier award from Northrop Grumman’s $10 billion information systems sector. It’s the fourth time Boecore has won the award. Boecore was recognized this week for its technical capabilities, employees and quality. The award is used to recognize the top 25 suppliers from more than 6,000 companies who… Continue Reading Boecore wins top supplier award

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Snoopy, NASA featured at Pioneers Museum exhibit

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The Space Foundation is partnering with the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum to support a special traveling exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz Museum called “To the Moon: Snoopy soars with NASA.” The exhibit runs Nov. 17 through April 20, and examines the history of Apollo 10 and the role the gang from the Peanuts comic… Continue Reading Snoopy, NASA featured at Pioneers Museum exhibit

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Lockheed Martin wins $250m contract

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Lockheed Martin won a $250 million contract to continue to support the air defense, missile warning and space defense systems at U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Strategic Command. The contract covers three one-year options, and has a total potential value of $250 million. Under the first contract, Lockheed Martin modernized the air defense, missile warning… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin wins $250m contract

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AFA cadets travel to Pueblo for STEM outreach

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Air Force Academy cadets and professors are attempting to engage students’ interest in science, engineering, math and technology careers. A team of 30 cadets and four professors will be in Pueblo at Chavez-Huerta Preparatory School in Pueblo for the entire class day, providing demonstrations about rockets, robots, gliders, physics and chemistry. The activities are part… Continue Reading AFA cadets travel to Pueblo for STEM outreach

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