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More than 956,000 small-business jobs are at risk if the “fiscal cliff” can’t be averted before January 2013. Of those, about 18,838 are in Colorado, according to an economic report conducted for the Aerospace Industries Association. The report increases concern that the job losses will be spread among defense contractors and non-defense employers of all… Continue Reading More than 18,000 Colorado small biz jobs at risk under sequestration

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Space Foundation hosts Halloween fundraiser

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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation is holding its first fundraising event – a futuristic Space & Science Fiction Halloween Ball. The event is slated for the 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the foundation’s world headquarters, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. Tickets are $20 a person in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds will pay… Continue Reading Space Foundation hosts Halloween fundraiser

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BAE Systems and EADS confirm combination talks

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U.K. defense contractor BAE Systems PLC and European aerospace giant EADS NV said Wednesday they are in talks about combining their businesses. The companies said that under the proposed merger, BAE Systems shareholders would own 40 percent and EADS shareholders 60 percent of the enlarged group. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange confirming… Continue Reading BAE Systems and EADS confirm combination talks

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USAFA researchers take invention to zero-gravity

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A few Air Force Academy researchers hope to take their latest invention where few have gone before — to near-Earth orbit. Continue Reading USAFA researchers take invention to zero-gravity

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Space Foundation supports Hawaiian program

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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation is supporting the future of space in Hawaii. The foundation is holding programs at the 13th annual Advance Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference in Hawaii. The group is presenting a space technology panel, education programs for teachers and students, a reception for young professionals and co-sponsorship of a… Continue Reading Space Foundation supports Hawaiian program

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Survey: Voters want end to sequestration

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Four out of five likely voters in critical background states want leaders to find an alternative to sequestration budget cuts before the November election. That’s the word from a Harris Interactive poll performed for the Aerospace Industries Association. “We’ve always known sequestration is bad policy,” said AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey. “This survey shows… Continue Reading Survey: Voters want end to sequestration

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  Fort Carson’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team is getting a new commander.   Col. Omar Jones will formally take over the brigade at a ceremony Tuesday at the infantry post outside Colorado Springs.   Jones was most recently at the National War College in Washington, where he received a master’s degree in national security strategy.… Continue Reading Fort Carson’s 2nd Brigade gets new commander

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  U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is trying to round up funding for cyber-defense training programs at the U.S. Air Force Academy.   Udall said Monday computer hackers threaten the United States and could cripple the electrical grid, water supplies and computers used by the military.   Earlier this year, Udall got an amendment to the… Continue Reading Udall seeks to fund Colo. cyber defense program

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The Space Foundation needs docents, greeters and operational support volunteers to work in its new Visitors’ Center, which will open this fall. Volunteers can work as little as two four-hour shifts a month, or as often as four full days a week, conducting tours and providing information in the Visitors’ Center’s two main areas: the… Continue Reading Space Foundation seeking a few good volunteers

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Colorado Springs should prepare for a round of base realignment and closure by 2015, said Brian Binn, president of military affairs for the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC. The Department of Defense suggested two rounds of BRAC, one to start next year. But that isn’t likely. However, Binn said a round suggested for 2015… Continue Reading Chamber report: Springs’ military adds $5.93 billion to economy

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