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Colorado works to create its bridge beyond the Final Frontier

Colorado is close to the heavens in more ways than one — not only in relative distance, but also from an economic perspective. As the state with the second-largest space economy, Colorado is either the primary or secondary home to more than 160 aerospace companies. And although many of those companies specialize in defense contracting,… Continue Reading Colorado works to create its bridge beyond the Final Frontier

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NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

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NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

Dream Chaser Nevada-headquartered Sierra Nevada Corp. is developing the Dream Chaser Space System, a vehicle designed for commercial and cargo transportation to and from low-Earth orbit. The company, which has a location in Louisville (near Boulder), has won bids totaling more than $330 million as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew project to transport astronauts to… Continue Reading NASA operations with Rocky Mountain ties

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Aerospace companies in Colorado Springs are taking different approaches to the uncertain future of federal budgets: Some are looking overseas and others are seeking to build through acquisitions. Both approaches — along with the status of aerospace in Colorado and news from the Air Force Space Command — will be the topics at the Colorado… Continue Reading Next CSBJ power lunch: Space, the final frontier

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Space Command cuts Space Fence, ends local contract

Sequestration has caused the Air Force Space Command to cut the Space Fence completely – saving $14 million annually, but costing a Springs company a lucrative government contract. The Space Fence – a surveillance system designed to detect smaller space debris and other missiles – will be discontinued at the start of the fiscal year.… Continue Reading Space Command cuts Space Fence, ends local contract

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Intecon sworn to secrecy, U.S. success

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Intecon sworn to secrecy, U.S. success

In a time of shifting military operations, breaches in governmental secrecy and federal sequestration, one local defense contractor is working to bolster America’s bottom line. Intecon, a Colorado Springs-based information technology company that provides networks, cyber support and security as well as other related services for the military, has found its niche as a veteran-owned… Continue Reading Intecon sworn to secrecy, U.S. success

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Johnson becomes superintendent at AFA

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Johnson becomes superintendent at AFA

Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson took command of the Air Force Academy on Monday during a ceremony filled with both emotion and enthusiasm. Johnson, a 1981 AFA graduate, said she didn’t dwell on the fact that she was the first woman superintendent of the Academy, but believed her experience would serve her well. “I have joint… Continue Reading Johnson becomes superintendent at AFA

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Defense civilian furloughs cut to six days

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Civilian employees inside the Department of Defense are getting a reprieve from the furloughs in place since July 8. In a statement released Tuesday, the DoD announced it was reducing furloughs from 11 days to six. Locally, more than 6,000 people have been affected by the furlough days – civilian employees at the Air Force… Continue Reading Defense civilian furloughs cut to six days

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TechWise CEO places focus on Middle East

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TechWise CEO places  focus on Middle East

The leader of Springs-based defense contractor TechWise plans to move her family and a large portion of her executive staff overseas to focus on the global arm of her business. TechWise President and CEO Shawnee Huckstep said that she will be moving in late August to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, with her husband, Chief… Continue Reading TechWise CEO places focus on Middle East

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Colorado Springs-based defense contractor Intecon won  the Prime Contractor of the Year award from the Colorado District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Intecon LLC received the National and Region VII Prime Contractor of the Year award, which the SBA gives to “small businesses that have provided the government with outstanding goods and services as… Continue Reading Defense contractor wins national SBA award

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Forbes ranks AFA as one of nation’s top schools

The United States Air Force Academy was named one of the top U.S. universities in a list compiled by Forbes magazine. The academy ranked 31st, with the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., coming in seventh and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md, coming in 28th in the nation. “The U.S.… Continue Reading Forbes ranks AFA as one of nation’s top schools

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