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ITT Exelis Information Systems is the U.S. Small Business Administration’s pick for best prime contractor. The company’s main headquarters are in Herndon, Va., and its mission systems division is headquartered in Colorado Springs. ITT Exelis Information Systems was selected by SBA as the national winner of the 2012 Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence, Research… Continue Reading ITT Exelis named by SBA a top prime contractor

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      A federal appeals court has turned down a Freedom of Information Act request related to the 2010 cyberattack on Google users in China.   The request from the Electronic Privacy Information Center was to disclose communications between Google and the U.S. National Security Agency. The center focuses on privacy and civil liberties.… Continue Reading Court won’t order Google-US interactions released

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Fort Carson getting new garrison commander

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  Fort Carson is getting a new garrison commander, who’s responsible for the post’s infrastructure.   Col. Robert F. McLaughlin will transfer command to Col. David L. Grosso in a ceremony Thursday.   McLaughlin has been garrison commander since June 2009. He is deploying to Afghanistan, where he will serve as chief of staff for… Continue Reading Fort Carson getting new garrison commander

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The Department of Defense released a mobile app that will help service members adjust to life at home after returning from combat deployments. The app, called the Positive Activity jackpot, was developed by the national Center for Telehealth and Technology. It uses augmented reality with a smartphone GPS to help find nearby activities and diversions… Continue Reading Depressed after deployment? There’s an app for that.

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Two companies with private satellites are eyeing each other for acquisition. Longmont-based DigitalGlobe says it has rejected an unsolicited acquisition proposal from GeoEye Inc. but disclosed that it has previously offered to buy its rival. GeoEye, which is based in Herndon, Va., announced Friday it had made a $792 million offer for DigitalGlobe. A combined… Continue Reading Satellite companies battle over acquisition

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Colo. Springs attorneys taking on space cases

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Astronauts aren’t the only ones exploring the final frontier — attorneys are venturing into the unknown, too, with tasks such as establishing legal responsibility for space junk and protecting space craft patents. The practice of space law is growing in Colorado Springs thanks to the prominence of the Air Force, the Department of Defense and… Continue Reading Colo. Springs attorneys taking on space cases

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House moves ahead with cyber security bill

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House Republicans are pushing ahead with legislation to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure and corporations from electronic attacks despite Obama administration objections that the legislation fails to protect Americans’ civil liberties. The House begins work Thursday on the bill designed to address the cybersecurity threat by getting the private sector and government to share information… Continue Reading House moves ahead with cyber security bill

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The U.S. Army has agreed to restrict helicopter training flights over southeastern Colorado after residents complained about low-altitude training flights. A Fort Carson spokesman said Tuesday the helicopters will stay within the boundaries of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. Helicopters must maintain higher altitudes outside the designated flying area. Pilots are being required to stay… Continue Reading Fort Carson agrees to restrict chopper flights

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The Japan Ministry of Defense recently ordered 19 AbleSentry systems from Lockheed Martin to provide detection and early warning of a possible chemical, biological, or radiological attack. Designed for the tactical battlefield, AbleSentry is simple to deploy, operate and maintain. Using a sophisticated detection algorithm, the system’s array of networked, remote sensors provides a high… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin sells detection device to Japanese

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No network is secure from cyber theft or cyber warfare. Continue Reading Nations, businesses under attack in cyber warfare

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