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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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Northrop Grumman funds space education center

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Northrop Grumman Corp. is donating $375,000 to create a science center and teaching lab at the Space Foundation’s Colorado Springs headquarters. Continue Reading Northrop Grumman funds space education center

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Colorado aerospace: All systems go

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The aerospace industry is faring much better in Colorado than in other states across the nation — and that holds true in Colorado Springs as well. Continue Reading Colorado aerospace: All systems go

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services recently earned an award for its support of its National Guard and Reserve employees. The Pro Patria award is given to companies for “exceptional leadership, support and personal devotion.” The hospital will receive the award at the 2012 Colorado Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves award banquet May 4. “Colorado… Continue Reading Penrose wins award for support of National Guard

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Sierra Nevada Corp. filed a motion for judicial review of the results of an investigation in a lawsuit filed by Hawker Beechcraft Defense Co. against the U.S. Air Force. Because of the suit, the Air Force set aside Sierra’s contract for light air support and asked for a commander-directed investigation into the source-selection process. The… Continue Reading Sierra Nevada asks for review of Hawker lawsuit

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Landlocked Colorado is getting a new attack submarine named after the state. The USS Colorado is one of five being commissioned for states that have not have a ship named for them in nearly 50 years. Other states being honored include South Dakota, Illinois, Washington and Indiana. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus (MAY’-bus) says the new… Continue Reading Landlocked Colorado gets submarine honor

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Space Foundation to display Soviet artifacts

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The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is loaning a collection of 1970s Soviet Space artifacts to the space Foundation to exhibit at its headquarters in Colorado Springs. The items will be on display at the Cosmosphere’s booth in the exhibit center pavilion at the National Space Symposium next week at The Broadmoor hotel. The exact… Continue Reading Space Foundation to display Soviet artifacts

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