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Government travel cuts affect hotel rooms

The government’s ban on non-essential travel not only is harming international collaboration and local economies around the nation, many claim it’s hurting scientific progress as well. And it has led an unlikely group in Colorado Springs to pledge to work for a more diverse local economy. This time, it’s the Convention and Visitors Bureau.  … Continue Reading Government travel cuts affect hotel rooms

Space Symposium rises to a global event

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We just concluded the Space Foundation’s 29th National Space Symposium and, despite a very difficult ramp-up, it was successful beyond our imagination. I’ll run through just a few themes that emerged during the week: U.S. government challenges: First, the Space Symposium underscored that, as a nation, we need to resolve our budget disputes and delays… Continue Reading Space Symposium rises to a global event

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UAV market should take off by 2015

When most people think about unmanned aerial vehicles, they think of a Predator drone, sneaking up on some unsuspecting terrorist in a dusty faraway country. But there are other kinds of UAVs, and they are quickly finding their way into domestic airspace — doing tasks such as mapping, crop-dusting, providing surveillance for law enforcement and… Continue Reading UAV market should take off by 2015

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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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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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Sequestration has thrown uncertainty and confusion into the budget and travel-planning process for the nation’s military and its civilian contractors. And that ambiguity is affecting one of the biggest conventions in Colorado Springs, the annual Space Symposium hosted by the international nonprofit Space Foundation. “What we’ve seen, most of all, is confusion,” said Elliot Pulham,… Continue Reading Sequester hits Space Symposium in unexpected ways

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Budget-cuts on tap at Space Symposium

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Budget-cuts on tap at Space Symposium

A panel of space experts will will address one of the most pressing issues facing aerospace industry – sequestration and budget cuts. The panel, part of Space Foundation’s annual  symposium, will convene April 10 to discuss ways budget cuts will affect the space missions, industry and future expectations. The Space Symposium, held at The Broadmoor April… Continue Reading Budget-cuts on tap at Space Symposium

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