Protecting America’s Access to Space
Colorado Springs, home to the National Cybersecurity Center, is rapidly becoming a national leader in cybersecurity commerce, employment and innovation. The city’s unique position as a diverse hub for IT companies, higher education and national defense has created a thriving environment for the cybersecurity industry to flourish, benefiting job seekers, entrepreneurs and established companies in the process.
A local coalition of organizations, businesses and educational institutions recently launched Cyber Mountain, a brand to position the region as the epicenter of cybersecurity for space operations in the United States.
In addition to positioning the region nationally, the coalition will also advocate for the region’s capabilities and assets, cultivate Department of Defense partnerships, plus attract investment, businesses, and jobs to strengthen the region’s leadership in this vital sector of national defense. With a strong aerospace and defense industry consisting of over 250 companies, employing 111,000 professionals, and contributing $7 Billion annually to the local economy, Colorado Springs has the assets to provide a strong base from which to support this growth.
Organizations involved in the coalition include the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, the National Cybersecurity Center, Space ISAC, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation, and several defense contractors specializing in this area of technology including Booz Allen Hamilton, Kratos, Deloitte, and ITS.