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New defense funding sets Piñon Canyon limits

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The National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed into law in late December by President Barack Obama, includes language that would ensure the protection of land surrounding Fort Carson’s primary remote test site. An amendment to the act that was introduced by U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, and U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, now requires… Continue Reading New defense funding sets Piñon Canyon limits

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Mixed news keeps aerospace, defense uncertain

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Mixed news keeps aerospace, defense uncertain Colorado’s aerospace and defense industry had promise for an exciting and economically revitalizing 2014 — until Monday, Dec. 30, when the Federal Aviation Administration announced that the state was not chosen to become one of the country’s six UAS (unmanned aircraft systems, or drones) test sites. Although the outcome… Continue Reading Mixed news keeps aerospace, defense uncertain

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Year in review: Aerospace and defense

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Year in review: Aerospace and defense

This year has produced negatives and positives: While the region has potential to become something great by way of unmanned (drone) testing and continued growth in the field, it also faces fiscal barriers because of the federal budget issues and potential for a decrease in military presence.   January 31 Army movement could help or… Continue Reading Year in review: Aerospace and defense

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NORAD partners with local firm for Santa voyage

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NORAD partners with local firm for Santa voyage

tw telecom Inc., a leading provider of managed services, will partner with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to help track Santa Claus as he travels across the globe to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. “NORAD and Peterson Air Force Base utilize tw telecom’s local voice services for critical communications,” said Tracy Shaufler, vice… Continue Reading NORAD partners with local firm for Santa voyage

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Penrose, Academy cadets help stroke victims

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An entrepreneurial collaboration between Air Force Academy cadets and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is creating a new device that will help patients recover their full range of motion after strokes or injuries. Called Neumimic, the project is a partnership between Dr. Glen House, medical director of Penrose’s rehabilitation center, and USAFA cadets in mechanical and… Continue Reading Penrose, Academy cadets help stroke victims

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Exelis spin-off to create Springs-based Mission Services

Defense contractor Exelis Inc. announced last week that it will spin off a segment of its IT Services division to create a Springs-based Mission Services company. The independence of Exelis Mission Systems — currently a part of the company’s Information and Technical Services division located in Colorado Springs — is expected to be complete by… Continue Reading Exelis spin-off to create Springs-based Mission Services

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El Pomar Foundation grants $5,000 to Space Foundation

The Space Foundation received a $5,000 grant by the Pikes Peak Regional Council of the El Pomar Foundation. In supporting regional interest behind this grant, the Space Foundation will offer scholarships to students and their teachers in the Pikes Peak Region, emphasizing Teller County, El Paso County outside metro-Colorado Springs, southern Douglas County and northern… Continue Reading El Pomar Foundation grants $5,000 to Space Foundation

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American Airlines merger with US Airways complete

American Airlines announced Monday that its parent company has completed a merger with US Airways Group Inc. to form the world’s largest airline. “Our people, our customers and the communities we serve around the world have been anticipating the arrival of the new American,” American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said in a news release.  “We… Continue Reading American Airlines merger with US Airways complete

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MAVEN craft sends CU-Boulder work to space

NASA ’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft, on which students and researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder worked, was launched Monday from Cape Canaveral in Florida. “MAVEN’s principal investigator is based at [CU-Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics],” according to a NASA news release. “The university provided science instruments and leads… Continue Reading MAVEN craft sends CU-Boulder work to space

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Springs listed as No. 4 U.S. military boomtown

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Colorado Springs came in at No. 4 among America’s top 10 military boomtowns, according to a list compiled using U.S. Bureau of Statistics data from 2009 to 2011. The list, compiled by Texas-based tech startup SpareFoot Inc., showed that Colorado Springs has seen average annual population growth of 2.3 percent and an annual per-capita income… Continue Reading Springs listed as No. 4 U.S. military boomtown

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