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Posts Tagged ‘community military partnership’

Fayetteville Braces for Prospect of Budget Cuts

  • August 21, 2012
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As the possibility grows that automatic spending cuts under sequestration will be imposed in January, federal lawmakers representing one community certain to be affected increasingly are pointing their fingers at one another while residents blame their elected leaders. Of course the fallout will be borne by employees of firms that depend on DOD contracts and the businesses that support them. Fayetteville, N.C., home to Fort Bragg, is the recipient of $640 million in government contracts held by companies such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Booz Allen Hamilton, reports Politico ….

Middle Georgia Counties Reach Deal to Stem Encroachment at Robins AFB

  • August 19, 2012
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Officials of three counties and a regional authority in Middle Georgia signed an agreement Friday to eliminate residential development threatening Robins Air Force Base. Bibb and Houston counties each will contribute $6 million using special purpose local option sales tax dollars; Peach County will provide $400,000. State and federal dollars are being used as well, reported the Telegraph. “As we sign this today, we will start looking at encroachment as an issue in the rearview mirror, which is great for Robins Air Force Base …

There Is No BRAC Cheat Sheet

  • August 7, 2012
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Communities intent on staying off the BRAC list in the next base closure round shouldn’t assume the criteria used to assess installations’ relative merits in a future round will be the same as those used last time, according to Army and Air Force officials speaking during the ADC 2012 Annual Conference. They may be completely different in 2015 or 2020, Craig College, the Army’s deputy assistant chief of staff for installation management, said in response to a question from the audience. “It’s a moving target …

Partnership between DOD, Defense Communities Rests on Three Legs, Armbrust Says

  • August 6, 2012
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As the Defense Department, its installations and defense communities adjust to a fiscal environment marked by uncertainty, one lesson is becoming clear — the role of communities, states and the private sector in supporting DOD is more important than ever, noted ADC President John Armbrust on Monday during the association’s 2012 Annual Conference. In recognition of the closer link between communities and the military, it makes sense to establish a new framework for the partnership between the Pentagon and America’s defense communities, Armbrust said just prior to introducing the morning’s keynote speaker, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta …

BRAC Isn’t Going Away, Panetta Tells Communities

  • August 6, 2012
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Acknowledging there will not be a BRAC round next year, Secretary Panetta told more than 600 attendees Monday at the ADC 2012 Annual Conference that the nation’s fiscal challenges will continue to drive the need for DOD to pare its infrastructure at the same time it reduces its end strength. “Our budget made tough decisions to cut the size of the force. It would be irresponsible for us not to cut excess infrastructure and overhead as well,” Panetta said. And while it wasn’t a surprise that Congress shot down the department’s request to hold a new BRAC round in 2013, the Monterey native said it was an important topic to broach, and a debate that must continue …

Army’s College Honored for Extraordinary Leadership

  • August 5, 2012
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Craig College, Ph.D., the Army’s deputy assistant chief of staff for installation management, has demonstrated visionary leadership throughout his career, managing significant programs to transform Army structure, increase installation efficiency and address budget reduction mandates. Since 2006, he has been the deputy staff principal of the organization responsible for policies, programs and budgets for Army installations worldwide, including making sure facilities are available for senior mission commanders and the well-being of the force, families and civilians who live, work and train at them …

A Closer Look at Installation-Community Partnerships and Where They Are Headed

  • July 30, 2012
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Community-military partnerships are gaining increasing attention from the military and local officials as garrison commanders face shrinking budgets for installation support and defense communities look for ways to enhance the military value of their neighboring bases. The latest article published in the Journal of Defense Communities explores the changes that are prompting military and community leaders to take a closer look at partnerships, and provides a template for assessing the success of a prospective collaboration …

Energy Developer Creates Fund to Invest in Community-Military Partnerships

  • July 19, 2012
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San Antonio-based Infinity Development Partners is creating a fund to invest in public-public partnerships to provide financing for communities interested in partnering with federal facilities, such as military installations. The fund, Sustainable Community Investments, initially will focus on economic development projects — including energy, infrastructure and commercial development — that bring together community organizations such as local governments, universities and economic development agencies with DOD and other federal complexes …

Hands-On Workshops to Cover the Basics of Shared-Services Agreements

  • July 18, 2012
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As the military services are forced to cope with shrinking budgets for installation support, senior officials have been taking a closer look at public-public and public-private partnerships to cut spending on base support without impairing their missions. At next month’s 2012 Annual Conference, ADC is holding a three-part event on shared-services agreements, a way for communities to collaborate with their federal neighbors by providing, exchanging or sharing municipal services. On Sunday, Aug. 5, from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., a pre-conference workshop will open with a panel of speakers from DOD and defense communities …

University to Extend Curriculum at Aberdeen Proving Ground

  • July 9, 2012
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The University of Delaware is expanding its partnership with the Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command by increasing the graduate school classes it offers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and adding to the joint research projects the two organizations are engaged in. The university taught the first course at the proving ground — located 35 miles away from its Newark campus — in 2009 and now offers part-time master’s and doctorate degree programs there …

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