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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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Last week I received notice (as did most RCIS members) from Andy Oyler at Grubb & Ellis Quantum Commercial of “wants and needs.” Don’t you love it? Even in a slowed commercial real estate market, there are always clients looking for a diamond in the rough or a good property in a key location. It… Continue Reading Colorado Springs Real Estate Transactions – June 21, 2002

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Marshall Loeb, senior correspondent with CBS Market Watch, is considered by many to be the dean of American financial forecasting following stints as managing editor of both Fortune and Money Magazine, as well as Time magazine’s business and economy editor.In a recent trip to Colorado Springs to address the Greater Colorado Springs Economic and Development… Continue Reading CBS’ Marshall Loeb outlines 10 nat’l developing economic trends at luncheon

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When Kurt Jensen was laid off from his technology sector job supporting local Department of Defense companies, he did the same thing a lot of the other hundreds of laid-off technology workers in Colorado Springs did. He became a consultant, with his own company.The company is called Ingenuity Source, LLC. His specialty: educating companies on… Continue Reading Ingenuity Source educates companies about protecting computer data

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The security of military data and information on commercial computer networks could be safer because of a new education and research center planned by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the U.S. Space Command. It is called the Network Information and Space Security Center. Projects will initially focus on technological and management issues… Continue Reading CU-Colo. Springs, U.S. Space Command to combine efforts

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Gil Moore is a dapper and startlingly energetic man with a black patch over his left eye. He is retired from a long career in the space industry, but don’t bother telling him – he is way too busy and is moving far too fast. For the past several years, Moore has worked with kids… Continue Reading Space cadet recruits students for space studies

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Gen. Ed Eberhart is the new leader for Northern Command, named by President Bush to head the post established because of terrorist attacks against the U.S. last fall. Peterson Air Force Base is the likely home for the command. With the announcement, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ended weeks of speculation that Eberhart would be nominated.… Continue Reading President Bush chooses leader for Northern Command

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Many are the war birds that helped win World War II and the Korean War. They are fighters, bombers, helicopters, and training aircraft, restored by aviation buffs, and in some cases by the aviators who flew them. They will be on show May 18 and 19 at the old Colorado Springs airport. The attraction is… Continue Reading Vintage fighter planes are big attraction at air show

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