Sat July 6, 2013
National Security

Defense Contractors See Their Futures In Developing World

Originally published on Sat July 6, 2013 3:12 pm

A mannequin in night-vision goggles is part of a display at a border-security expo in Pheonix last year. Defense companies are seeking growth in markets in the developing world, or in homeland and cybersecurity.
Amanda Meyers AP

Defense manufacturers worldwide are facing tough times ahead, as tight budgets force Western governments to cut spending. But while the West is cutting back, developing countries around the world are spending more on defense — a lot more.

Last fall, defense contractors warned of massive layoffs if the U.S. government enacted the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration. Now, sequestration is in effect, but job losses are limited, in part because many Pentagon contracts were already in place and will keep assembly lines rolling for much of this year.

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Thu April 11, 2013

Colorado Aerospace Sector Braces For Sequester Impact

Operational Land Imager
courtesy of Ball Aerospace Flickr

Sequestration is starting to take a toll on Colorado’s aerospace sector. The federal budget cuts are expected to hit hard in the Boulder Valley, given the area’s concentration of aerospace companies.

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Thu January 31, 2013

Boulder's Ball Aerospace Opens New Satellite Testing Center

Kepler Photometer assembly, Ball Aerospace, Boulder
KQED Creative Commons/Flickr

Ball Aerospace has opened a new facility in east Boulder that’s expected to keep the company at the forefront of an increasingly competitive aerospace industry.

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Wed September 5, 2012

Loveland, NASA Officials Approach Liftoff with Business Initiative

Tracy Ireland with Loveland-based Vergent Products does some last minute computer work to configure his company's booth at the Innovation and Technology Showcase.
Grace Hood KUNC

How do you turn space technology into earth-bound products for businesses and consumers? That's the question Loveland business leaders and NASA officials batted around today during the Innovation and Technology Showcase, designed to explore so-called “technology transfers”.

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Wed December 21, 2011

Loveland Profits from ACE Sale

city of Loveland

The city of Loveland is one step closer to building out the Aerospace Clean Energy Manufacturing and Innovation Park, or ACE—an effort that would bring more than a thousand high-tech jobs to Northern Colorado.

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