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  The U.S. Air Force Academy’s cyber competition team placed first in 331 undergraduate teams from the United States and Canada in the New York Polytechnic Cyber Security Awareness Week “Capture the Flag” competition held last month. A total of 1,212 teams – including graduate students and industry professionals – competed from around the world.… Continue Reading AFA scores first in undergraduate cyber competition

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BAE Systems and EADS confirm combination talks

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U.K. defense contractor BAE Systems PLC and European aerospace giant EADS NV said Wednesday they are in talks about combining their businesses. The companies said that under the proposed merger, BAE Systems shareholders would own 40 percent and EADS shareholders 60 percent of the enlarged group. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange confirming… Continue Reading BAE Systems and EADS confirm combination talks

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Colorado Springs should prepare for a round of base realignment and closure by 2015, said Brian Binn, president of military affairs for the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC. The Department of Defense suggested two rounds of BRAC, one to start next year. But that isn’t likely. However, Binn said a round suggested for 2015… Continue Reading Chamber report: Springs’ military adds $5.93 billion to economy

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As the tourism industry starts to take stock of the damage from the Waldo Canyon fire, another sector of the Springs economy is bracing for a firestorm of a political nature — sequestration legislation that could cut billions more from aerospace and defense companies. About 45 percent of the Springs’ economy comes from defense contractors… Continue Reading Defense industries track possible budgetary cuts

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In 1943, an enraged Gen. George S. Patton slapped a battle-fatigued U.S. soldier at a military hospital and accused him of cowardice, an episode that nearly ended Patton’s career. Nearly 70 years later, two filmmakers — one of them Patton’s grandson — are trying to help soldiers cope with what is now called post-traumatic stress… Continue Reading Army veterans at Fort Carson use filmmaking as therapy for PTSD

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Sierra Nevada Corp. filed a motion for judicial review of the results of an investigation in a lawsuit filed by Hawker Beechcraft Defense Co. against the U.S. Air Force. Because of the suit, the Air Force set aside Sierra’s contract for light air support and asked for a commander-directed investigation into the source-selection process. The… Continue Reading Sierra Nevada asks for review of Hawker lawsuit

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ITT Exelis wins $160 million Army contract

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ITT Exelis, in Colorado Springs, received a $160 million U.S. Army contract to provide information technology support and IT services to the U.S. Army in Europe, U.S. European Command  and U.S. Africa Command. The operations, maintenance and supply in Europe was awarded by the U.S. Army contracting Command in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and includes the… Continue Reading ITT Exelis wins $160 million Army contract

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Colorado takes pride in its Western entrepreneurial spirit — and that extends to the belief of some lawmakers that business owners should be able to use deadly force against anyone who tries to take what’s theirs. It’s an idea that conjures Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry, and its supporters have taken liberties with the hardboiled character’s… Continue Reading Make My Day law for business advances in Colorado

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Predictions about the effects of the Congressional supercommittee’s failure to reduce the federal deficit are dire. The smallest Air Force in history. The smallest Army since 1940. The least number of Navy ships since 1915, and the loss of thousands of civilian jobs — all thanks to the automatic Department of Defense budget cuts of… Continue Reading Defense industry bracing for supercommittee impact

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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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