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ADC Overhauls Process, Criteria for Board Nominations

  • January 13, 2015
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ADC this year is revamping the process for nominating members to its board of directors and introducing new criteria for selecting candidates. The moves are intended to establish more formal policies for selecting directors, while ensuring the board features “the best and brightest” of the association’s members. Most significantly, the nominations committee no longer will focus on maintaining an equal balance among members from base redevelopment communities (LRAs), active defense communities and the private sector. The nominations committee, which is being chaired by past president Bob Murdock, now will strive to ensure that a simple majority of the board is from the public sector …

Help ADC Craft its 2015 Agenda for Federal Outreach

  • January 12, 2015
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If you fancy yourself an aficionado of inside-the-Beltway goings-on and are interested in helping ADC develop its policy strategy for 2015, consider joining the association’s Federal Outreach Advisory Committee (FOAC). FOAC develops ADC’s yearly legislative and policy priorities and advises the House and Senate Defense Community Caucuses. FOAC is divided into two subcommittees — one for active base communities and one for base redevelopment communities. To join FOAC, you must be an active ADC member in good standing and be willing to participate in regular conference calls. If you are interesting in submitting a nomination to join, contact Paul Kalomiris at (202) 822-5256 x440 or pkalomiris@defensecommunities.org. Paul rejoined the ADC staff in December after serving in multiple capacities over the past 15 years. He now serves as senior policy adviser.

Editor’s Note

  • December 22, 2014
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360 will be taking the rest of the year off. Have a safe and joyous holiday, and even happier new year! Look for the next edition of 360 on Jan. 6.

No Draft Required: States Increasingly Volunteer to Support Military Installations, ADC Report Reveals

  • December 19, 2014
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State support for military installations has grown steadily over the past two decades, marked by a sharp increase in the number of states forming organizations dedicated to the preservation and promotion of their bases, along with an expansion in the amount and kinds of support invested, according to a new report from the Association of Defense Communities. Only a few states had military affairs organizations prior to 1990, but now 34 states have such organizations. Much of the growth has occurred since the 2005 round of base closures, with the looming threat to military installations resulting from stringent spending caps on the Pentagon’s budget and significant excess capacity in DOD’s infrastructure accounting for the heightened awareness on the state level of the importance of defense facilities …

Note from the Editor

  • November 24, 2014
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DC 360 will take the rest of the week off due to the holiday. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, and look for the next issue on Dec. 1.

Can Base Redevelopment Projects Attract Young Entrepreneurs?

  • October 21, 2014
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When it comes to site selection, the next generation of entrepreneurs is looking for a set of attributes much different than their parents were. Millennials are placing a much greater emphasis on accessible work locations with plenty of live and play options. That means a focus on amenities such shopping and eating, and outdoor spaces for recreation. Next month’s 2014 Base Redevelopment Forum in San Francisco will feature a special session on the needs of young entrepreneurs designed to help local redevelopment authorities better prepare and market their properties …

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 …

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