- May 7, 2012
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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have signaled they do not plan on authorizing a new BRAC round right away, but lobbyists continue to position defense communities to avoid looming base closures, reports the Washington Post. “My clients aren’t paying me to wait for the closure list to come out,” said Barry Rhoads, president of Cassidy & Associates. Even without a formal BRAC, the military services will try to shave excess capacity in an attempt to cut spending, say experts. “Regardless of whether a BRAC gets passed … DOD has left no doubt in anybody’s mind that follows it that they are going to do things, within the law that they have now, to change the face of installations,” Rhoads said.