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Defense Co. TechWise makes move downtown

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Colorado Springs defense contractor TechWise is moving its headquarters to downtown Colorado Springs. Continue Reading Defense Co. TechWise makes move downtown

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Helicopters to train at Fort Carson till mid-May

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Residents in the Fort Carson area can expect to see and hear more helicopters when Army aviators from Fort Campbell, Ky., conduct high-altitude training in Colorado this spring. The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade’s training will take place from Thursday until mid-May. Aviators will fly Blackhawk, Apache and Chinook helicopters. Fort Carson officials say they and… Continue Reading Helicopters to train at Fort Carson till mid-May

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Air Force finds 2 academy officials negligent

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Military investigators say two senior officials at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., were negligent in statements they made about credentials of the school’s faculty. Investigators also say they found no evidence that academy faculty are not qualified. The Air Force inspector general disclosed the findings in a letter to David Mullin, a… Continue Reading Air Force finds 2 academy officials negligent

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ITT Exelis wins $160 million Army contract

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ITT Exelis, in Colorado Springs, received a $160 million U.S. Army contract to provide information technology support and IT services to the U.S. Army in Europe, U.S. European Command  and U.S. Africa Command. The operations, maintenance and supply in Europe was awarded by the U.S. Army contracting Command in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and includes the… Continue Reading ITT Exelis wins $160 million Army contract

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Boeing locks in biggest plane order with Lion Air

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Boeing has locked in its biggest order ever with a little-known airline halfway around the world. The Chicago airplane manufacturer said Tuesday that it has finalized an order from Indonesian carrier Lion Air for 230 planes — worth a combined $22.4 billion. The deal is the largest commercial airplane order ever for Boeing Co. by… Continue Reading Boeing locks in biggest plane order with Lion Air

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Fort Carson opens new training facility

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Fort Carson is opening its new Training Support Center facility this week, according to post officials. The facility will house more than 500 training devices to help soliders conduct and become certified in a wide variety of military skills – including how to provide first aid in a combat situation and how to identify and… Continue Reading Fort Carson opens new training facility

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The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC has joined with the Denver Metro EDC and Front Range Airport to promote the state as a test site for unmanned aerial vehicles. Front Range Airport, which is south of Denver International Airport, is the suggested location for the testing site. Brian Binn, president of military affairs… Continue Reading Springs, Denver team to attract drone-testing program

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Space Foundation launches new web site

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The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation launched a new web site today to better highlight how the nonprofit organization advances space-related endeavors. The new site includes easy-to-find information about Space Foundation’s programs and initiatives, and also includes more than 2,400 pages of events, news briefs, press releases and white papers. The site now inclues downloadable program… Continue Reading Space Foundation launches new web site

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Knapp named executive director of PTAC

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Ken Knapp has been named the first executive director of the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Knapp formerly was the deputy director of the PTAC, and will continue those responsibilities. However, he will also be in charge of fundraising for the organization. The PTAC must get part of its funding from private sources, while part… Continue Reading Knapp named executive director of PTAC

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Chiao joins Space Foundation

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Leroy Chiao, a former astronaut, will join the Space Foundation as a special adviser in human space flight. Chiao’s new job is also new to the Space Foundation, and he is expected to play a big role in the 2012 National Space Symposium, held in April at the Broadmoor. Chiao flew on three space shuttle… Continue Reading Chiao joins Space Foundation

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