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Red Canyon Software Awarded SNC Subcontract

Posted: March 7, 2019

Red Canyon Software is thrilled to announce we have been awarded a 2-year subcontract by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to conduct Flight Software (FSW) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) for the Dream Chaser spacecraft. Contributing to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and SNC's future commercial International Space Station missions under the Cargo Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) program is enabling Red Canyon to help support space exploration and science. We look forward to further contributing to Colorado's local aerospace industry through this new opportunity! For more information about SNC or Dream Chaser, click here.


Aerospace Day at the Capitol – THIS MONDAY, March 11th

Posted: March 7, 2019

Date: March 11, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80203

Join the Colorado Citizens for Space Exploration (CSE), Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Colorado Business Roundtable (COBRT), Aerospace States' Association (ASA), Colorado Space Coalition (CSC), Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR) and Manufacturers Edge in coordination with our numerous aerospace partner organizations, for a day at the Colorado State Capitol.

Enjoy a full day of networking and dialogue with our Colorado Legislators discussing how Colorado became one of the largest space economies per capita in our nation and how they can effectively support aerospace in our state.

Register here:


Minority Business Scholarships to 35th Space Symposium

Posted: March 7, 2019

To promote networking opportunities with industry leaders, the Space Foundation will award 20 scholarships for minority-owned businesses to the 35th Space Symposium, to be held April 8-11, 2019, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The scholarship includes:

  • Complimentary registration for the 35th Space Symposium
  • Complimentary access to Space Symposium forums and exhibits
  • Special program and agenda for Space Commerce participants
  • Invitation to corporate networking events

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an employee of a minority-owned business (one person per company)*
  • Applicant must have participated in Space Commerce Program, either by downloading and viewing webinars or attending one or more of the on-site, in-person workshops

Submit applications no later than March 11, 2019, at:


Notes from the Chair, A Minute with Alires

Posted: March 1, 2019

CSBR members and newsletter subscribers,

Welcome to my first edition of Notes from the Chair, where I will share a little insight into our organization and the Board. I want to start by saying I am extremely excited to take on the role as the new Chair of CSBR! It is through the work of dedicated members and leaders in the past that we continue to be a valuable member of the aerospace ecosystem in Colorado – for more than 15 years.

Our organization acts as a champion for businesses, academia and organizations, large, medium and small, that makes up the aerospace and defense ecosystem in Colorado. This year, we will focus on three areas to ensure we deliver the most value and opportunities to our broad membership and potential new members.

  • Engage: we want to Engage more directly with you to learn more about your needs, your challenges and opportunities so we can use that to influence the offerings we provide to our members.
  • Connect: we want to get back to our roots and Connect our members across the aerospace and defense ecosystem, we offer networking opportunities through our Aerospace Exchanges, where we showcase a new Colorado Business or our casual networking events like Beers, Brats and Burgers. Not to mention our signature event, The CSBR Round Up in December.
  • Thrive: we want to be a value-add so your business or organization can Thrive in Colorado and beyond.

CSBR is here to provide unique opportunities to be a part of and engage with the aerospace community. As part of the Colorado Aerospace ecosystem, we want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to contribute and collaborate to ensure Colorado is at the top of mind when it comes to aerospace. No matter how you want to connect, we have an opportunity for you.

Be on the lookout for a member survey to share your thoughts about your expectations and experience with CSBR.

Thank you for joining us on this new leg of the CSBR Journey!

Alires Almon

Chair, Board of Directors


The Security Clearance Process Is About to Get Its Biggest Overhaul in 50 Years

Posted: March 1, 2019

Security Clearance is an issue that has been a major concern for our community members for a number of years. Our legislators, both nationally and locally, have been informed of these issues and how it has become a hinderance to the operational effectiveness to many of our member organizations. This article shares insights of a new process to directly address this issue. Please read the excerpt below:

The federal intelligence and human resources communities are preparing a coming out party for the first major update to the security clearance process in some 50 years.
For the last year, the Suitability and Security Clearance Performance Accountability Council has been working on the Trusted Workforce 2.0 framework, the start of a wide-ranging effort to overhaul how background investigations are conducted. Representatives from the intelligence community, Defense Department, Office of Personnel Management, and Office of Management and Budget are leading PAC’s efforts. Over the next two weeks, the team plans to debut the finalized framework to the White House and Congress and offered a group of reporters a first look at what’s to come.
The two agencies, along with members of the Defense Department, have been working to reduce the crushing backlog of security investigations, which topped 725,000 in early 2018. That backlog has since been reduced to 551,000 as of Monday. But that number is 100 percent above what security professionals consider to be the baseline “steady state” of 220,000 to 250,000 investigations in process at any given time.

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