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Alumnus donates $3.5 million to USAFA

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A longtime U.S. Air Force Academy supporter and alumnus has donated $3.5 million to assist in funding leadership programs and construction of the Center for Character and Leadership Development. Max F. James, who graduated from the Academy in 1964 and serves on the USAFA Endowment Board of Directors, donated $1.5 million to create the CCLD… Continue Reading Alumnus donates $3.5 million to USAFA

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Symposium addresses future of work, tech in aerospace industry

Many representatives of Colorado’s robust aerospace industry agree that their beloved field and its future are marked with tinges of both promise and uncertainty. “I’m excited to say that the day is dawning, particularly at UCCS but throughout the nation, where we’re beginning to see new opportunities — exciting ways ahead in the fields of… Continue Reading Symposium addresses future of work, tech in aerospace industry

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Springs East Airport up for sale

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Colorado Springs East Airport, a private airstrip located 16 miles east of the city, is up for sale. The airport’s shareholders have decided to sell the corporation and its assets, according to a press release from the organization. “This would be an outstanding location for UAV testing, a missionary flight organization, a Young Eagles-type program,”… Continue Reading Springs East Airport up for sale

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UCCS receives military friendly college award

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UCCS has been named one of the top military friendly schools for the fifth year, an honor bestowed by GI Jobs magazine and its publisher, Victory Media. “Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows the UCCS commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president, Victory Media… Continue Reading UCCS receives military friendly college award

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Colorado Springs Utilities received the 2013 Employer Support Freedom Award from the U.S. Department of Defense. CSU was one of 14 firms to receive the award, which recognizes employers who provide outstanding support to members of the National Guard and Reserve. Of CSU’s 1,800 employees, 360 are veterans and 80 are members of the National… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Utilities wins DoD award

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Lockheed to continue support for missile defense in the Springs

Lockheed Martin received a $20 million contract to support air, space defense and missile warning systems for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and Cheyenne Mountain Complex as a modification to the military’s integrated space command and control program. Under this option, Lockheed Martin will sustain critical national defense missions at multiple locations worldwide. It’s… Continue Reading Lockheed to continue support for missile defense in the Springs

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Colorado Springs-based The Macalan Group, a security contractor, will pay the government $2.08 million and relinquish claims to an additional $744, 969 to settle allegations that the company submitted false claims in connection with a federal contract. Formerly known as NEK Advanced Securities Inc., the company had a contract with the Joint Improvised Explosive Device… Continue Reading Local defense contractor settles with feds for $2.08 million

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Henry named head of Colorado PTAC

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Gary Henry will be the new executive director for the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Henry, who worked as vice president of operations at McNew & Associates before accepting the PTAC job, was also on the board of directors for the PTAC for more than three years. The PTAC is a state and federal government… Continue Reading Henry named head of Colorado PTAC

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Time for city to realize aerospace’s value

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We think we know everything that’s going on around us. We think we fully understand the details, the priorities and the needs of our military and its related high-tech presence. Whether we are business leaders, elected officials or media observers, we try to keep up, try to pay close attention, and most of us feel… Continue Reading Time for city to realize aerospace’s value

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Delta receives prime contract status for FAA

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Colorado Springs-based Delta Solutions and Strategies was awarded a prime contract on the Electronic FAA Accelerated and Simplified Tasks Master Ordering Agreement, also known as eFAST. The contract is for the Federal Aviation Administration and means that Delta is part of a pool of 484 contract holders that are able to compete for $7.4 billion… Continue Reading Delta receives prime contract status for FAA

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