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Military presence strong; future unclear

Military presence strong; future unclear

As part of last year’s Budget Control Act, Congress mandated $1.2 trillion in cuts across federal agencies, including $50 billion in Pentagon cuts over the next decade. Despite recent congressional austerity measures and the looming threat and uncertainty surrounding base realignments and closures, or BRAC, the Pikes Peak region’s military sector remains strong, according to… Continue Reading Military presence strong; future unclear

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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S4 Inc., which has offices in Colorado Springs, received a $262 million contract to provide technical and advisory support services to the headquarters element at the U.S. Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base.   The multiple award contract allows S4 Inc. to provide a number of advisory services, systems engineering and technical assistance in… Continue Reading S4 Inc. receives $262 million Northcom contract

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Peterson Air Force Base opens voting office

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Air Force members can now register to vote at the new voting office at Peterson Air Force Base. The office opened this week and will initially be staffed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Air Force officials say they hope to have it staffed full-time eventually. Military personnel and civilians can both register there. A law passed… Continue Reading Peterson Air Force Base opens voting office

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Huntsville, Ala., long one of the Springs’ biggest competitors for aerospace and defense industry jobs, is stepping up its push to recruit business and military missions from the Pikes Peak region. But this time, the Rocket City could face stiffer competition from the Springs. A coalition of city and business leaders is working to give… Continue Reading Looming larger: Huntsville threat

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Peterson Air Force Base has lost its bid to house the 24th Air Force cyber mission, a 400-airman Internet warfare unit. Air Force officials announced this morning that Lackland AFB, Texas, is the preferred location for the unit. A final decision cannot be made until an environmental impact study is complete. Peterson officials learned in… Continue Reading Peterson AFB passed up for planned cyber unit

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