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Posts Tagged ‘economic impact’

Navy Postpones Move of Two Squadrons at NAS Oceana

  • February 6, 2014
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The Navy has postponed the relocation of two squadrons of F/A-18 Super Hornets from Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., until at least 2016, a move that would have resulted in an estimated $42 million annual hit to the Hampton Roads economy. The squadrons initially were designated to be shifted to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., but in 2006 their destination was changed to the West Coast as part of the military’s pivot to Asia, reported the Virginian-Pilot. The fighter jets now are slated to move to Naval Air Station Lemoore in central California. The two squadrons are part of a total of 10 squadrons of Super Hornets that have been based at Oceana since 2008. The Navy has no plans to replace the two squadrons at Oceana after they move, according to the story.

Pentagon Narrows List of Eastern Missile Defense Sites

  • February 2, 2014
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Four locations in the eastern half of the United States, including Fort Drum, N.Y., will be the subject of two-year-long environmental impact statements to determine a potential site to host ground-based interceptors to protect the East Coast, the Defense Department announced Friday. The department’s effort to identify an East Coast missile defense site follows Congress’ direction to study at least three potential missile defense sites, including at least two on the East Coast …

President’s Minimum Wage Order Likely Limited in Scope

  • February 2, 2014
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Last week’s announcement by President Obama that he will sign an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 an hour likely will affect a relatively small number of workers. The act increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 is only expected to cover about 200,000 federal contract workers overall, since most already make more than $10.10 …

Army Embraces GAO Recommendation to Solicit Community Input for Basing Decisions

  • January 7, 2014
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The Army plans to develop guidance governing when community meetings should be used gather public input prior to making basing decisions in the future, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The Army’s comments come in response to a recommendation the congressional watchdog agency made regarding the service’s extensive process to determine how it would restructure its forces to shrink its active component end strength by 80,000 soldiers, a decision which resulted in a plan to inactivate 10 brigade combat teams …

Defense Spending Remains Steady Part of Alaska’s Economy

  • January 5, 2014
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Spending at Alaska’s military installations has played a significant role in the state’s economy over the past decade, according to a new report from the state Department of Labor & Workforce Development. After falling to 17,696 in 2002, the number of active-duty service members has remained over 20,000 since 2004 and stood at 22,438 in 2012. DOD’s civilian workforce in Alaska also is substantial, accounting for 7,255 positions and $452 million in payroll in 2012 …

N.Y. Group Seeks Consultants for Economic Impact, SWOT Analysis at Watervliet Arsenal

  • November 17, 2013
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In response to the New York State military base retention efforts, the Arsenal Business and Technology Partnership (ABTP) is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals to provide an economic impact analysis and SWOT (strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats) analysis of the Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet, N.Y. …

Pennsylvania Considers Solicitation for Economic Impact, SWOT Analysis

  • November 7, 2013
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The commonwealth of Pennsylvania is considering soliciting bids to conduct an economic impact study and a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis of its 10 military installations and organizations. The studies would be developed at the commonwealth level and at each of the 10 major military installations or organizations within Pennsylvania …

Studies Show Robins AFB Communities’ Strengths, Weaknesses for Potential BRAC

  • October 31, 2013
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The 21st Century Partnership, the community partner for Robins Air Force Base, announced the results of 15 studies commissioned in preparation for a potential Base Realignment and Closure Commission round in 2017. The organization plans to use the data…

Surrounding Communities Still Struggle 20 Years after Chanute Closure

  • October 30, 2013
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Despite initial setbacks in redeveloping the former Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul has witnessed incredible commercial business development in the past five years, but the closure continues to ripple through the surrounding communities…

Growth in Cyber Missions at Fort Meade Spurs Construction Boom outside Gates

  • October 15, 2013
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Rapid growth at Fort Meade, located between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Md., has transformed its surrounding community with an influx of new employees and high-paying jobs. As the longtime home of the National Security Agency, Fort Meade is the center of electronic intelligence and cyber operations for the nation. Growth around the post was spurred by the creation of U.S. Cyber Command in 2010 and relocation of the Defense Information Systems Agency in 2011 …

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