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ADC Earns Tax Status for Charitable Organizations

  • October 9, 2014
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The IRS has granted ADC designation as a tax-exempt, charitable organization, a change association leadership sought to allow it to continue its close working relationship with DOD and other federal agencies. The new 501(c)(3) designation, which is used by nonprofits whose mission is primarily educational, will better align with ADC’s mission and services. For the past three decades ADC had been a 501(c)(6) organization, a designation typically used by business leagues to unite individuals with a common business purpose. 501(c)(6) organizations recently have come under increased scrutiny because of their ability to engage in political activity, with federal agencies beginning to consider the possibility of curtailing their participation with such groups …

Note from the Editor

  • September 24, 2014
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360 will not be published on Friday. Look for the next issue on Monday, Sept. 29 and enjoy the weekend!

Panel Points to Funding, Water Supply, Security as Key Installation Challenges

  • September 18, 2014
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With declining budgets for sustainment and construction, and facilities continuing to deteriorate, installation officials throughout DOD are facing “doom and gloom,” John Conger, the department’s acting deputy undersecretary for installations and environment, said during the opening session at this week’s ADC 2014 Defense Policy Forum. As officials face greater risks regarding the condition of their infrastructure, though, they will be forced to consider innovative ideas to operate their bases more efficiently that they wouldn’t have considered otherwise. “People are going to be more willing to try new things,” Conger said …

Army’s Push to Promote Large-Scale Renewable Projects Hits Stride

  • September 16, 2014
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After three years, and two weeks from becoming a permanent organization, the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force’s pipeline of prospective projects is essentially full. The task force, created in September 2011 to bolster the energy security of Army installations and help the service meet federal mandates to shift its reliance toward renewable energy, has identified more viable projects than it has the resources to pursue, Amanda Simpson, executive director of the task force, said Tuesday during a session of the Fifth Annual Federal Energy Workshop and Defense Energy Partnership Forum. “We have one of the largest and most defined renewable energy project pipelines in the country …

Installations to Increasingly Rely on Communities for Services, Top Officials Say

  • September 15, 2014
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Communities will play an increasingly important role in providing on-base support as the military services attempt to cope with declining budgets for installation support in the next decade, a panel of DOD’s top installations officials said Monday at the ADC 2014 Defense Policy Forum. The Pentagon’s new authority for installations to enter into intergovernmental support agreements with state and local governments to share base support services — enacted in January 2013 as part of the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill — will provide a tremendous boon to the military, Dave Sienicki, a professional staff member on the majority side of the House Armed Services Committee, told the event’s 120 participants. “We are on the precipice of a significant change in terms of installation support …

Note from the Editor

  • August 26, 2014
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360 will be taking an extended break for Labor Day weekend and will next publish on Sept. 2. Enjoy the weekend!

Note from the Editor

  • August 14, 2014
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360 will be taking a break next week. Stay cool and look for the next issue on Aug. 25.

Security Emerging as Critical Issue in Defining ‘Base of the Future’

  • August 14, 2014
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Next month’s Defense Policy Forum is expected to broach a number of pressing issues that will influence changes in how DoD manages its installations in the coming decades, including access, utilization of excess capacity and community-military partnering. One issue that will drive the look of the “Base of the Future” is security. DoD will need to find more flexible models for access so that installations housing intelligence and cyber missions aren’t required to have the same security posture as a facility focused on training new recruits, said Lucian Niemeyer, a former staff member for the Senate Armed Services Committee who will be speaking at the Sept. 15 event in downtown Washington …

Energy Forum to Address Uncertainty Created by Looming Expiration of Tax Credits

  • August 10, 2014
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Investment tax credits for renewable energy projects have played a significant role in the industry’s growth over the past decade while helping lower the price for the end consumer. But with the deadlines to take advantage of the tax credits for solar and other renewables fast approaching, the economic assumptions behind most projects soon may change, raising questions as to whether the Pentagon’s appetite for renewables can be sustained. Next month, ADC and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships are co-hosting a one-day event in Washington that will take a close look at how the possible expiration of the energy tax credits will affect the future of third-party financing for renewable projects on military installations …

Transitioning Veterans Could More Easily Link to Local Services under Heitkamp Bill

  • August 4, 2014
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Legislation introduced by North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) would make it much easier for communities to reach out to newly separated service members and help them overcome challenges in gaining access to services and benefits such as health care and housing, employment and education assistance as they transition back to civilian life. The Connect with Veterans Act would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a voluntary national directory of veterans that would be available to communities and state veterans affairs departments …

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