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Defense companies have backup battle plan

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While the military is struggling with sequestration constraints, defense companies are confident they’ll survive the current and future budget cuts. The key, those companies say, is to be agile and offer a broad array of services and to provide innovation at low cost. “This is a budget cycle. It’s just another budget cycle for us.… Continue Reading Defense companies have backup battle plan

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Thousands of years ago, the Greeks created rules for sailing the high seas. Those rules have become what is known today as maritime law — regulations that govern travel through international waters. And some experts say it’s time for that same level of international cooperation for cyber security rules. What happens if an attack occurs,… Continue Reading Cyber-crime technology advancing faster than laws

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Cyber attack sophistication, pace growing

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Within 24 hours before the start of the Space Symposium’s cyber conference, the computer-hacking organization called Anonymous had penetrated an unknown number of computers in Israel. Israel retaliated with a “hack back,” tracking Anonymous to its own website and placing the Israeli national anthem on the site. At the same time, banks in the United… Continue Reading Cyber attack sophistication, pace growing

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The space industry’s largest global event takes place next week in Colorado Springs — without NASA, the U.S. space agency. Thanks to budget cuts by the federal government, no one from NASA will be exhibiting, presenting or attending the 29th annual Space Symposium. “This has been our most challenging year,” said Space Foundation spokeswoman Janet… Continue Reading Travel ban sidelines NASA, but Symposium still attracts 9,000

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Harris opens new office in Springs

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In a few years, Harris Corp. has grown its Colorado Springs location from three employees to 83 and has plans to continue to grow in spite of the uncertain federal budget environment. The company started its government services division in the Springs in 2006. Division head Chris Forseth said the company outgrew both its first… Continue Reading Harris opens new office in Springs

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DoD cuts furloughs to 14 days

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DoD cuts furloughs to 14 days

The good news: Department of Defense civilian employees will have fewer days off than first thought under sequestration. More good news: Those furloughs will be delayed until mid-to-late June, instead of early in May The bad news: They’ll still face 14 unpaid days of leave during the rest of the budget year, which ends Sept.… Continue Reading DoD cuts furloughs to 14 days

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Earle steps down as director of Colorado Springs Airport

Mark Earle is stepping down as aviation director of the Colorado Springs Airport, officials announced Friday. Assistant Aviation Director Dan Gallagher will assume the role of interim director while the city conducts a national search for a new director. Gallagher has been with the Colorado Springs Airport since 2010. Earle has agreed to serve as… Continue Reading Earle steps down as director of Colorado Springs Airport

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Inspiration Mars team to speak at Space Symposium

The Space Symposium has added a last-minute panel that will be sure to draw attention: the team that put together the Inspiration Mars proposal to send two people around the Red Planet. Heading up the panel are: Dennis Tito, chairman of the Inspiration Mars Foundation, Taber MacCallum, chief technology officer for the foundation and CEO… Continue Reading Inspiration Mars team to speak at Space Symposium

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DoD delays civilian furloughs

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The Department of Defense’s civilian workforce – including 3,000 at Fort Carson alone – have a two-week respite from furloughs, according to the latest news from the Department of Defense. Furloughs were set to take place starting next week, as part of the billion-cut to the Defense Department from budget sequestration. Sequestration seeks to cut… Continue Reading DoD delays civilian furloughs

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AFA cancels annual July 4th celebration

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AFA cancels annual July 4th celebration

The Air Force Academy’s annual Independence Day celebration has become the latest casualty of federal budget cuts, known as sequestration. The cuts – designed to erase $1.2 trillion from the federal budget in a decade – hit the Department of Defense particularly hard. About half the cuts will come from the DoD’s budget, on top… Continue Reading AFA cancels annual July 4th celebration

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