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Boecore Plans Expansion of Capabilities and Workforce

Boecore, a leading software developer in the Colorado Springs aerospace and cybersecurity sectors, expects to begin moving most of its space and satellite communications divisions into a facility on the northeast corner of Voyager and Research Parkways in October.

About 50 Boecore employees initially will move into the building, “but we have room for more than that,” President Tom Dickson says. 

The new space will help facilitate the company’s expansion plan, announced in August. Boecore will add significant space, defense, and cybersecurity capabilities and aims to double the company’s 400-employee workforce in the next five years — and triple it over eight years, Dickson says.

“We’ve invested quite a bit in some technologies around artificial intelligence and machine learning,” he says. Some of that technology is specific to Space Force, including software that enables satellites to talk to each other.

“If you’re looking for a specific image on the ground, the satellites can figure out which one has the best chance to get a good-grade image of that,” Dickson says. “We have some anomaly detection software that the Navy is deploying across all of their systems that can alert somebody that there has been a cyber incident.”

The company’s gamified training system is used by the Space Defense Center and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Space Force, the Missile Defense Agency, and civil agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will continue to be major customers, he says, as well as international and commercial clients.

Boecore was founded in 2000 by software engineer Kathy Boe, who developed the company into a major player in the local defense industry. Boe sold the company in 2022 to Enlightenment Capital, a Chevy Chase, Maryland-based investment firm that specializes in the aerospace, defense, government, and technology sectors. 

Boecore has additional facilities in northern Utah; Huntsville, Alabama; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Orlando, Florida. Colorado Springs remains the company’s headquarters and its biggest growth region.

“We are still acting like a small family business and putting our employees first — that’s what has made us successful over the years,” Dickson said. “We’re trying to keep that focus as we grow.”

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