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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, […]

Colorado Springs’ presence shrinks on Inc’s list of 5,000 fastest-growing companies

By |December 19th, 2014|

Published on Thursday, 29 August 2013 16:53- Braxton Technologies, LLC which was started in 1994 and develops software to help Air Force commands in the Springs and Los Angeles automate satellite control and other tasks. The company made the list for the fourth consecutive year. It employed 96 people at the end of last year, adding 58 in the past three years. Braxton’s revenue was up 78 percent since 2008 to $20.1 million, ranking it 3,735th, compared with 3,064th in 2012. […]

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 [...]

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. […]

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. […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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. […]

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. […]

Springs Growing Leader in Aerospace Tech

By |June 5th, 2009|

Colorado Springs is building a reputation as a leader in the Global Positioning Satellite marketplace. Not only is the city home to the missile defense and satellite control systems headquartered at Schriever Air Force and to Air Force Space Command’s headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, it is supported by emerging private sector GPS companies as well. That growing focus was noted recently by ClearanceJobs.com, when Colorado Springs was included among the top 10 Defense Job cities – due in large part to a concentration of private sector companies that surround the area’s military aerospace industry. […]

Ernst & Young announces Rocky Mountain finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year

By |May 14th, 2009|

Ernst & Young LLP Thursday announced the Rocky Mountain region finalists for its Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year [...]

Sky No Limit to Satellite Company

By |October 29th, 2008|

By Bill Radford, The Gazette. Colorado Springs-based Braxton Technologies, at a time when many companies are hunkering down and trying [...]

Braxton Expands Colorado Springs Headquarters

By |July 29th, 2008|

Braxton Headquarters, located Colorado Springs, held a facility expansion ribbon cutting celebration on July 29th, 2008. The Chamber of Commerce [...]

A New Air Force Association (AFA) Partner

By |July 8th, 2008|

Braxton Technologies, LLC, has become the Air Force Association (AFA) Lance P Sijan Chapter’s newest Community Partner. The Air Force [...]