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Since 1962, we have diversified greatly from our objective to land on the moon. Today, space is a means to an end rather than an end in itself. As General Lance Lord, Commander of Air Force Space Command has commented, “If you’re not in space, you’re not in the race.” Clearly, space programs and technologies… Continue Reading Commentary: The Colorado component of the space industry

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A report released by the Office of Advocacy (OA) of the Small Business Administration is aimed at giving businesses like Colorado Springs-based Complete Office Products and Rhino Office Products a level playing field when it comes to selling products and services to the federal government and the military. Several local office supply companies had previously… Continue Reading Contract bundling stacks the deck against small business

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Before a huge flag draped wall, the U.S. Northern Command officially opened for business at Peterson Air Force Base this week, and the first order of business is to prevent further acts of terrorism on America. At the same ceremony, the flag from the U.S. Space Command was passed to the U.S. Strategic Command, at… Continue Reading U.S. Northern Command opens at Peterson Air Force Base

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Boeing: from aviation to aerospace

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Colorado Springs is believed to have the highest concentration of military space organizations in the world, and the Boeing Company’s presence here fortifies that observation. Aerospace giant Boeing is the largest spacecraft manufacturer in the world and is NASA’s largest contractor, and has a significant presence in Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Denver. Most recognize the… Continue Reading Boeing: from aviation to aerospace

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NorthCom responsible for U.S. homeland defense

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The responsibility is enormous and the need critical in light of last year’s attack on the U.S. by Islamic terrorists. As a result, Colorado Springs is home to Northern Command, charged with homeland defense – protecting all of the U.S., within 500 miles of its shorelines, U.S. territories, and Mexico from attack. Northern Command opens… Continue Reading NorthCom responsible for U.S. homeland defense

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Imagine this: You are the CEO of a company that generates hundreds of thousands of data files each year. Your back-up systems include standard servers and secured off-site storage. But September 11 happens or a wild fire threatens your facility. Suddenly greater security is an issue, but you can’t justify the cost or rely on… Continue Reading Strategic partnerships key to network dynamics

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Those that attended the June 19 RCIS luncheon were treated to not one, but two high quality presenters. Colorado Springs-based sports psychologist and counselor, Dr. Gayle Davis, described how to hang tough through an uncertain market, and explained how to avoid negative “self-talk” (not that any of us ever experience the temptation…). David Seamon, EDC’s… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Real Estate Transactions – July 8, 2002

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The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Gen. Ed Eberhard to lead the newly established Northern Command, based in Colorado Springs.The nomination came on the heels of an announcement by U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld that the U.S. Space Command, which Eberhard also commanded, was leaving Peterson Air Force Base for Offutt Air… Continue Reading Colorado Springs-based NorthCom head confirmed by U.S. Senate

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U.S. Space Command headed to Omaha

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The U.S. Space Command based at Peterson Air Force Base is leaving Colorado Springs and will become part of the Strategic Air Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha. Discussions about the merger have been going on for months, and an announcement was expected within the next month. However, Nebraska Congressman Ben Nelson reportedly… Continue Reading U.S. Space Command headed to Omaha

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The United States Senate is considering legislation that would slash funding to the Joint National Integration Center (JNIC) located at Schriever Air Force Base. The legislation would cut funding for national missile defense research and have a negative local economic impact of $120 million and cost up to 850 jobs in El Paso County, a… Continue Reading Loss of funding could cripple Schriever AFB missile program

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