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Frontier Airlines could soon be up for sale. Its current owner, Republic Airways, says it’s hiring advisers to look at selling Frontier, or spinning it off to current Republic shareholders. In any case, it expects to separate Frontier from its other business. Frontier has been losing money. Republic has been turning around the airline’s finances… Continue Reading Republic Airways looking into split with Frontier

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Air Force opens launch opportunities

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Commercial rocket companies will be able to compete for future launch services for the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force has published a guide that will assist commercial companies in competing for the contracts. The document lays out the approach the Air Force will use to certify commercial launch companies for the Department of Defense… Continue Reading Air Force opens launch opportunities

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NRO director to speak at Space Symposium

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The director of the National Reconnaissance Office will speak at the 28th National Space Symposium. The symposium is scheduled for April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. It’s designed to bring together all sectors of the space community to highlight accomplishments and address issues facing the global space community. Bruce A. Carlson will… Continue Reading NRO director to speak at Space Symposium

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By Eliot Pulham If Hunter S. Thompson were still alive (bless his cannon-scattered ashes), he’d surely describe the atmosphere in our nation’s capitol as Fear and Loathing in Washington, D.C. In all my years of travel there, never — not even after the September 11 attacks — have I seen such dread in the halls… Continue Reading Fear and Loathing in Washington: 10 investments to protect

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The Colorado Army National Guard is building a training center and a readiness center in the Colorado Springs area. Ground-breaking ceremonies for both are scheduled for Friday. The 128,000-square-foot Regional Training Institute will be built at Fort Carson near other training facilities. Students come from both active-duty and reserve components. The 63,000-square-foot readiness center will… Continue Reading Colorado Army Guard starts construction in Springs

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Intecon awarded as top Raytheon subcontractor

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Intecon, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business and provider of information technology services has won the 3-star excellence award from Raytheon. Intecon is one of  a small group of suppliers given the ward by the major defense contractor, said Robert Armbruster, vice president of program leadership and mission assurance at Raytehon. The award places Intecon in the… Continue Reading Intecon awarded as top Raytheon subcontractor

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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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