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U.S. Space Command headquarters selection process was flawed, GAO report says

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press The U.S. Air Force abruptly changed its procedures to select a permanent headquarters for the U.S. Space Command during the election year of 2020, which led to it choosing heavily Republican Alabama over Democrat-dominated Colorado after a White House meeting, according to a report from the General Accounting Office […]

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Decision to move U.S. Space Command out of Colorado to Alabama was “reasonable,” Defense report says

Air Force officials were reasonable and followed the law when choosing Huntsville, Alabama, as the permanent site of the U.S. Space Command Headquarters, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General wrote in a recent report, despite claims from Colorado lawmakers that the process was politically influenced and lacked transparency. Authorities developed “relevant and objective […]

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Colorado’s Aerospace Alley prepares for Space Command move to Alabama

By Dan Boyce, CPR News COLORADO SPRINGS — When Kathy Boe heard the news in January that President Donald Trump was moving the headquarters of U.S. Space Command from Colorado Springs to Huntsville, Alabama, she understood why Trump was making the move — even though she expected Colorado Springs to be the frontrunner in the […]

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Opinion: A community college collaboration is a key reason why the Space Command HQ should be in Colorado

Dear President Biden: Congratulations on your historic and monumental win. We look forward to working with you to get America back on track, and as you said, Build Back Better. And while you have a significant amount on your plate early in your term — most importantly, providing COVID-19 relief and a pathway to vaccination […]

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Department of Defense inspector general to investigate Space Command headquarters relocation

The Inspector General’s Office of the U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday that it will investigate the Trump administration’s decision to relocate the U.S. Space Command headquarters from Colorado Springs to Alabama. The office says it will look into whether the decision “complied with Department of Defense and Air Force policies” and whether “objective and […]

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Jared Polis: Space Command, Bureau of Land Management must stay in Colorado

By James Anderson, The Associated Press Gov. Jared Polis is urging the Biden administration to keep the headquarters of two key U.S. government agencies in Colorado, arguing the U.S. Space Command and the Bureau of Land Management serve the nation’s interests better if they stay where they are. Polis’ office released a letter Thursday urging Defense Secretary […]

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Trump administration passes up Colorado, will move U.S. Space Command to Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The U.S. Air Force is expected to announce Huntsville, Alabama, as the location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters, a blow to Colorado leaders who have been angling for years for the state to be Space Command’s permanent home. The decision immediately prompted accusations from Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, and Colorado […]