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Catalyst Campus: path to the future

By |December 29th, 2014|

By Cameron Moix The Colorado Springs Business Journal Train stations once were among the world’s epicenters of connectivity and vitality. They represented the worth of a community as well as its future economic potential. That’s an ethos the O’Neil Group Company wishes to recreate at its Catalyst Campus, a collaborative work and education environment slated to open next summer in downtown Colorado Springs. The O’Neil Group announced last week its plans to create an “innovation district” surrounding the historic Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad depot at the intersection of Pikes Peak and Colorado avenues on downtown’s east side. The company purchased the 6.5-acre property and three buildings Oct. 30 for $4.5 million, […]

Congratulations Braxton Science & Technology Group

By |August 22nd, 2014|

Congratulations Braxton Science & Technology Group on making the 2014 Inc. 5000 annual list of fastest-growing private companies in America!  2014 marks our fifth time [...]

Braxton Orbital Analysis Software Contract

By |February 28th, 2014|

Braxton Technologies, LLC today announced a one and a half-year contract with Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems to supply Orbital Analysis Software for Boeing 702MP, 702HP and geomobile satellites. This system will augment Boeing’s extensive suite of orbital analysis software tools for transfer orbit and station keeping operations. This contract creates six jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Pleasanton, California. […]

Braxton Technologies Receives Innovation Award

By |February 7th, 2014|

Colorado Springs, CO — The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance (Business Alliance) presented the Innovation Award to Braxton Technologies, LLC at the Celebrate Technology reception on Friday, February 7. The innovation award was in recognition of Braxton’s new product AceFDS (Flight Dynamics System). Rob Johnston, Chief Technical Officer of Engineering and Triet Tran, Chief Scientist received the award on behalf of the organization. Steve Wozniak (the Woz), co-founder of Apple, was the keynote speaker for the evening, along with Chris Franz, President of Peak Venture Group. The two led a question and answer session focused on technology, education and entrepreneurship. Over 200 attended the evening reception. […]

NDP Awarded Open Source Messaging Framework Contract

By |January 27th, 2014|

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NDP, a leading engineering firm specializing in net-centric system design, cybersecurity and systems integration, announces the award of a GSA Small Business set aside task order to develop an Open Source Messaging framework prototype in support of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. […]

GPS IIF-4 Successfully Launched

By |May 21st, 2013|

5/16/2013 – LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite built by Boeing was successfully launched May 15. The fourth GPS IIF satellite, Space Vehicle Number (SVN) 66, was carried aboard aUnited Launch Alliance Atlas V Launch Vehicle at 5:38 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The new capabilities of the IIF satellites will provide greater navigational accuracy through improvements in atomic clock technology; a more robust signal for commercial aviation and safety-of-life applications, known as the new third civil signal (L5); and a 12-year design life providing long-term service. These upgrades improved anti-jam capabilities for the warfighter and improved security for military and civil users around the world. […]

Braxton to acquire Boulder-based Net-Centric

By |April 9th, 2013|

Braxton Technologies and its parent company, The O’Neil Group Co., have agreed to acquire a Boulder-based engineering company specializing in cyber security and systems integration as the first of several acquisitions Braxton is planning during the next few years. Colorado Springs-based Braxton is acquiring Net-Centric Design Professionals LLC, which will remain in Boulder and operate as a subsidiary of Braxton, said Ken O’Neil, Braxton’s president and chief operating officer and a partner in O’Neil Group. Terms of the transaction, scheduled for completion by June 30, were not disclosed.  Net-Centric has 50 employees. Negotiations to reach the agreement lasted eight months. The deal resulted from Braxton founder and CEO Frank Backes serving as a mentor to Net-Centric though the University of Colorado eSpace Incubator program. […]

Colorado Springs stalls amid federal squeeze, but cuts could aid expansion

By |April 8th, 2013|

COLORADO SPRINGS — With a heavy concentration of military bases and defense-related businesses, it is not a matter of whether federal budget cuts will hit Colorado’s second-largest city but a matter of how hard. However, some area business and political leaders, while bracing for economic bleeding, see an opportunity to recast the city’s economic future. Through a combination of nimble strategizing and aggressively targeting competitors for acquisition, a handful of companies operating in the shadow of Pikes Peak are hoping to position themselves and the city on a growth path. […]

LADO Contract Announcement

By |January 17th, 2013|

Braxton Technologies of Colorado Springs announces that it has signed a 5 year agreement with 309th Software Maintenance Group from [...]

CPASC Contract Win

By |January 3rd, 2013|

Braxton Technologies announced today that they have signed a 5 year, 4.5 million dollar subcontract with Kratos Defense & Security [...]

High Valley Group, Inc. Invests in Braxton Technologies, LLC

By |October 2nd, 2012|

Purchase of minority interest represents continuing community commitment. Colorado Springs, October 2, 2012: Braxton Technologies, LLC and High Valley Group, Inc. (HVGI) are pleased to announce that HVGI, through its affiliate company High Valley Technology, Inc., has purchased a minority interest in Braxton Technologies. David Francis, President of HVGI, stated “we are pleased to have purchased a minority interest in one of the fastest growing technology companies in this city. Not only does Braxton appear to be very sound on the business front, but they are also very civically minded. Braxton’s vision for acquiring Department of Defense companies and bringing their headquarters to Colorado Springs aligns well with HVGI’s interest in promoting economic development for the city.” […]

Braxton’s Strategic Reorganization

By |September 12th, 2012|

Braxton Technologies announced the promotion of Kenneth O’Neil to president and chief operating officer. O’Neil is a Colorado native and [...]

LADO Ground Support for GPS IIA

By |May 3rd, 2012|

One of the long-standing issues for support of IIA vehicles after the future GPS Operational Ground Control Segment’s (OCX’s) ready-to-operate (RTO) date, which should fall in December 2016 at the latest, is what ground command-and-control (C2) system will steer GPS IIA satellites, do navigation uploads, and so on. The issue is that AEP, the current C2 system, will no longer be available once the transition to OCX takes place, and OCX has no requirement to control IIA satellites. […]

Tee Up for Life

By |April 11th, 2012|

Started by Braxton Technologies employee, Brad Mears, the annual Tee Up for Life Colorado Springs golf tournament raises money to [...]

Braxton President Lauded for Community Contributions

By |April 8th, 2012|

On Wednesday, the annual Arts, Business and Education Luncheon celebrated Colorado Springs-area business leaders who foster the arts. This year's [...]

Braxton Named Security & Defense Technology Company of the Year

By |November 11th, 2011|

Nine businesses, local governments and civic groups were honored Wednesday at the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp.’s sixth annual [...]

Braxton Presents Ground System Advances at Boeing Conference

By |October 27th, 2011|

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, 26 October 2011. Braxton CEO, Frank Backes, and Senior Technical Advisor, Dr. Triet Tran, presented an introduction [...]

Inc5000 Honors Braxton & Other Springs-Area Companies

By |September 14th, 2011|

For the second year in a row, Braxton Technologies has made the Inc5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. To make the list, companies had to be founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007, based in the United States and be privately held, for-profit and independent — not units of other companies — as of Dec. 31, 2010. The minimum 2010 revenue requirement for the list was $2 million. […]

Braxton Joins Downtown Renaissance

By |August 19th, 2011|

Four years ago, Colorado Springs business people and civic leaders finalized Imagine Downtown, an ambitious plan touting more retail, housing, [...]

Braxton at CMMI Level 2

By |August 4th, 2011|

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Braxton Technologies, LLC today announced achievement of their Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 2 rating. CMMI [...]

Braxton HQ to Move Downtown

By |July 13th, 2011|

A partnership that includes the majority owners of Braxton Technologies has acquired the former Chase Bank building in downtown Colorado Springs and plans to move the defense software company there in October in a bid to adopt a higher profile locally.   […]

Braxton on GD AIS SSC PAC Cyberspace Team

By |March 1st, 2011|

Four of the nation’s largest government contractors have won Navy task orders under a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with a total potential value of $204 million over five years if all options are exercised. The awards by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, call for the quartet to examine the science, architecture, engineering, functionality, interface and interoperability of cyberspace systems at the tactical, operational and strategic levels, according to a Defense Department announcement. […]

Braxton CEO Discusses Government Contracting Success

By |November 5th, 2010|

“Small businesses that are looking to be subcontractors to larger prime contractors should ‘focus on the need of the customer, and then the relationship with the prime contractor will fall into place,’ said Frank Backes, CEO of Colorado Springs-based Braxton Technologies.” […]

Braxton LADO considered for GPS-IIIA Launches

By |October 14th, 2010|

“The current LADO (Launch and Early Orbit, Anomaly Resolution, and Disposal Operations) system, developed by Braxton Technologies and executed by [...]

Braxton Called in from Bullpen for IIF Relief

By |August 9th, 2010|

The Launch/Early Orbit, Anomaly Resolution, and Disposal Operations (LADO) system experts from Braxton Technologies were called in to contact the satellite and regain control, and subsequently turn the wayward IIF satellite back over to the AEP control segment. IIF-1/SVN62 Arrives on Station During the week of August 2, the Architecture Evolution Plan (AEP) software installed at the master control station at 50th Space Wing Space Operations Centers (SOC) temporarily lost contact with or command and control (C2) of the IIF satellite undergoing testing and initialization, during a Delta V maneuver. The Launch/Early Orbit, Anomaly Resolution, and Disposal Operations (LADO) system experts from Braxton Technologies were called in to contact the satellite and regain control, and subsequently turn the wayward IIF satellite back over to the AEP control segment. […]

Tee Up For Life Colorado Springs

By |July 1st, 2010|

Braxton Technologies is the event sponsor for the Tee Up For Life Colorado Springs golf tournament to be held July [...]

Braxton Front-End Processor KS-252 Interface Announced

By |April 30th, 2010|

Braxton Technologies, LLC today announced the integration of its industry-leading ACE Premier™ command and control (C2) product suite Front End Processor (FEP) with AMERGINT Technologies, LLC softFEP™. This integration ensures seamless interface of the Braxton AceFEP and the latest Air Force Cryptologic Systems Group (CPSG) IP-based satellite ground station cryptographic device, the KS-252. The new KS-252 Ground Operating Equipment is slated for use on space vehicle and ground segment programs for which ACE Premier™ is well-positioned. The KS-252 crypto significantly reduces design complexity and cost for new and modernized command and control systems while maintaining data security and integrity. […]

Braxton on Winning Raytheon GPS OCX Team

By |April 12th, 2010|

Braxton Technologies, LLC today confirmed it is part of the Raytheon Company-led team that has been awarded the U.S. Air [...]

U.S. Air Force Chooses Raytheon to Develop Next Generation GPS Control Segment

By |February 25th, 2010|

The U.S. Air Force chose Raytheon to develop a new element of the Global Positioning System (GPS), called the Advanced Control Segment (OCX), which will improve the accuracy of information from GPS satellites. “Raytheon teammates include The Boeing Company, ITT, Braxton Technologies, Infinity Systems Engineering and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.” The U.S. Air Force chose Raytheon to develop a new element of the Global Positioning System (GPS), called the Advanced Control Segment (OCX), which will improve the accuracy of information from GPS satellites. The U.S. Air Force selected Raytheon for a contract of $886 million to develop a new element of the Global Positioning System (GPS), called the Advanced Control Segment (OCX), to improve the accuracy of information from GPS satellites. The new segment will include anti-jam capabilities and improved security, accuracy, and reliability. It will be based on a modern service-oriented architecture to integrate government and industry open-system standards. […]

eSpace Expands Board of Directors

By |August 3rd, 2009|

eSpace: The Center for Space Entrepreneurship, a non-profit business incubator for aerospace companies, today announced that it has added new members [Frank Backes, CEO, Braxton Technologies, LLC] to its board of directors and a new member to its team of government liaisons. Already lauded for workforce development programs that encourage high school and college students to enter the aerospace industry, eSpace now fortifies its position as mentor with high-level, connected advisors and guides who can help space entrepreneurs succeed in the highly-regulated, tight-knit aerospace industry during a recessionary economy. […]