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In 1943, an enraged Gen. George S. Patton slapped a battle-fatigued U.S. soldier at a military hospital and accused him of cowardice, an episode that nearly ended Patton’s career. Nearly 70 years later, two filmmakers — one of them Patton’s grandson — are trying to help soldiers cope with what is now called post-traumatic stress… Continue Reading Army veterans at Fort Carson use filmmaking as therapy for PTSD

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The Boeing Company is leading a U.S. industry team that includes Raytheon and Harris Corp. to pursue future development and sustainment work on the Air Force GPS Control Segment Sustainment contract. The control segment is the ground hardware and software that controls the space vehicles and their payloads. Boeing’s Colorado Springs team is leading the… Continue Reading Boeing’s Springs office leads GPS support team

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Lockheed receives $68 million GPS contract

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Lockheed Martin won a $68 million contract to provide mission readiness, launch, early orbit checkout and on-orbit operations engineering support for the first two GPS III space vehicles. The first and second GPS III satellites are on schedule for launch availability in 2014 and 2015. The GPS III will replace aging GPS satellites while improving… Continue Reading Lockheed receives $68 million GPS contract

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S4 Inc., which has offices in Colorado Springs, received a $262 million contract to provide technical and advisory support services to the headquarters element at the U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base.   The multiple award contract allows S4 Inc. to provide a number of advisory services, systems engineering and technical assistance in… Continue Reading S4 Inc. receives $262 million Northcom contract

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Delta Solutions earns ISO certification

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Delta Solutions completed stage two of the International Organization for Standards’ certification process. Orion Registrar assessed Delta Solutions’ quality management processes and found them to be in compliance with the quality standards for ISO certification. The independent certification means that the company has documented its quality management processes while meeting the rigorous qualifications for the… Continue Reading Delta Solutions earns ISO certification

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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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