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Posts Tagged ‘News from ADC’

Are Your Community and Base Ready to Partner through a Shared Services Agreement?

  • October 8, 2013
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Efforts by DOD and defense communities to take advantage of a new authority allowing installations and their host communities to share base support services through intergovernmental support agreements have stepped up considerably since the law was enacted in January. The Air Force began moving ahead earlier this year at 15 locations to identify partnering opportunities, while the Army’s initiative to determine if its posts can benefit from the legislation ramped up this summer. Both services see the potential for reducing their installation support costs as a way to mitigate the impact of declining budgets …

Are There Ways for DOD to Trim Excess Capacity outside of a New BRAC Round?

  • October 3, 2013
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The Defense Department is under enormous pressure to support a capable fighting force while its budget is subject to deep spending cuts. But the most obvious solution to addressing the combination of a declining force structure and the need to slash overhead — holding a new round of base closures — so far has been declared off limits to DOD by Congress. Next month, ADC is sponsoring a half-day Defense Policy Forum that will explore ways the military can either pare back its excess infrastructure, or at least slash spending on installation support, while more efficiently using its real estate holdings in the absence of a new BRAC round …

ADC/NCPPP Federal Energy Forum Pushed Back until December

  • September 29, 2013
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In response to the uncertainty created by the possibility of a government shutdown, ADC and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) have moved the Fourth Annual Federal Energy Workshop & Defense Energy Partnership Forum to Dec. 10-11. The forum will be held at the same venue, the Doubletree Hotel Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The event, which had been scheduled for next week, is designed to provide industry leaders an opportunity to learn about the latest federal and DOD energy initiatives as well as to provide critical feedback to policymakers …

What Changes Are in Store for the Nation’s Energy Policy?

  • September 19, 2013
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Next month’s Fourth Annual Federal Energy Workshop & Defense Energy Partnership Forum, hosted by ADC and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP), will provide an opportunity for attendees to get the latest insight about the future direction of the nation’s energy policy. The first day of the event, scheduled for Oct. 8-9 in Arlington, Va., is intended to allow attendees to get up to speed on the key federal policies that are in flux as well as provide a forum for providing industry feedback on policies affecting federal energy opportunities …

Redevelopment Forum to Take Close Look at Keys to Achieving Sustainable Development

  • September 18, 2013
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Successful redevelopment projects, whether on a former military base or a large urban infill project, rely on a careful balancing of a variety of possible alternatives, including upgrading infrastructure, leasing existing facilities, new development, historic preservation and maintaining open space. Allocate your effort and resources effectively and you may achieve the ultimate goal — sustainable growth …

ADC/NCPPP Partnership Forum to Focus on Federal Energy Policy

  • September 15, 2013
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While the federal government, particularly the Defense Department, is strong believer in the value of public-private partnerships for boosting energy production, many questions still remain about the nation’s energy policy — the level of support in an age of sequestration, incentives to develop projects on federal lands and possible changes in budget rules to encourage partnerships. To provide industry leaders an opportunity to learn about the latest federal and DOD energy initiatives as well as to provide critical feedback, ADC and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) next month are hosting the Fourth Annual Federal Energy Workshop & Defense Energy Partnership Forum …

Upcoming 360 Webcast: What’s Next for the Defense Budget … in 2014 and the Coming Decade?

  • September 12, 2013
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Over the next several months, lawmakers face multiple do-or-die deadlines — agreeing on a short-term measure to keep the government open after the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1 and preventing the Treasury from running out of money when the nation reaches its debt limit. But with little likelihood that lawmakers will reach a grand bargain to reverse sequestration, defense communities are facing further uncertainty about the budget and bracing for drastic reductions in civilian and military personnel, possible mission consolidations and other changes affecting installations …

The Secret to Building Community Support for Redevelopment Projects

  • September 10, 2013
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With community support a critical prerequisite for any successful large-scale redevelopment project, LRA directors and master developers can find themselves committing much of their day to dealing with local officials and other stakeholders. The challenge is managing your relationship with officials and other members of the community in the most effective way that still allows you to pay attention to the other important aspects of your project …

ADC Announces Exclusive Defense Budget Briefing

  • September 5, 2013
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ADC is bringing together top insiders and budget analysts to discuss the long-term budget landscape and how it impacts communities now. The special Defense Communities 360 Webcast will take place at 3:00 P.M. EST on Sept.17…

It’s Not Just the Economy, Stupid!

  • September 3, 2013
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It’s no secret that real estate market has been hurt by the nation’s slow recovery from the Great Recession and that developers remain cautious amid hobbled credit markets and uncertainty regarding federal spending. But amid those global factors, a variety of emerging “super trends” are taking hold, offering guidance for LRA directors and other economic development professionals involved in complex and large-scale redevelopment projects …

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