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Defense cuts could equal 1 million jobs lost

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More than 1 million American jobs could be lost as a result of defense budget cuts if the deficit reduction committee fails to reach agreement on alternative balanced budget solutions, and total cuts to defense reach $1 trillion. The study, done by Stephen Fuller, director of regional analysis at George Mason University and Economic Modeling… Continue Reading Defense cuts could equal 1 million jobs lost

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Colorado Springs defense companies are on the offensive, battling cuts to the Department of Defense budget that could reach $600 billion. Continue Reading Colo. Springs battling to maintain defense budget

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Lockheed Martin has developed a wireless sensor network that will change the way government users obtain information. Known as SPAN, or the self-powered ad-hoc network system, the ground sensors are a kind of “field and forget” technology that will provide continuous, unobtrusive surveillance. The typical sensor fits in the palm of the hand, and can… Continue Reading Lockheed Martin develops wireless surveillance technology

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Shelton to speak at Space Symposium

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Gen. William Shelton, commander of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, will be the keynote speaker at the 28th National Space Symposium. The April 16-19 event at the Broadmoor features leaders from around the space industry: the National Reconnaissance office, the European Space Agency, the U.S. Strategic Command, the National Geospatial-Intelligence… Continue Reading Shelton to speak at Space Symposium

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The Space Foundation’s 28th annual National Space Symposium will open with a local salute to astrology and astronomy. For only the second time in nearly three decades, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will perform at the opening ceremony April 16, 2012. The group will perform Mars, the Bringer of War from The Planets Op. 32 by… Continue Reading Philharmonic to perform at Space Symposium 2012

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AFA launches network to study space junk

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The U.S. Air Force Academy received an $800,000 grant to study space junk and the threat it poses to satellite systems. The Center for Space Situational Awareness Research will develop the Falcon Telescope Network,  a system of small telescopes for satellite tracking. The network will form the basis for the cadets’ education and research program, and… Continue Reading AFA launches network to study space junk

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Admiral moving into new role at Peterson AFB

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An admiral currently serving with U.S. Forces-Iraq has been named to a new post at Peterson Air Force Base. The Navy said Wednesday that Rear Adm. Thomas H. Bond Jr. will be director for command and control systems for the North American Aerospace Defense Command. He will also be director of architectures and integration for… Continue Reading Admiral moving into new role at Peterson AFB

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State audit show vet nursing home lose money

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A state audit shows five Colorado nursing homes for veterans lost more than $1.5 million over five years. Auditors said Tuesday there were no clear goals for keeping the nursing homes solvent. The Department of Human Services disagrees and says its capacity goals were adequate. The nursing centers are located in Aurora, Florence, Monte Vista,… Continue Reading State audit show vet nursing home lose money

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The military is investigating allegations that two senior officials at the Air Force Academy provided misleading information about faculty credentials to an organization that accredits colleges and universities, The Associated Press has learned. A document obtained by the AP says the Air Force inspector general ordered a formal investigation into complaints that the academy’s dean… Continue Reading AFA under investigation for misleading faculty credentials

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Army considering name change for Pinon Canyon

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Fort Carson officials say they are considering changing the name of the PinonCanyon Maneuver Site to Fort Carson South. Fort Carson spokeswoman Dee McNutt says the name change would make it clear that Pinon Canyon is closely linked to Fort Carson and its role in training soldiers. But opponents believe it’s another attempt to expand… Continue Reading Army considering name change for Pinon Canyon

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