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Posts Tagged ‘News from ADC’

Services Push Ahead to Take Advantage of Shared Services Authority

  • February 11, 2014
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Representatives from the Air Force and Army at the 2014 Installation Innovation Forum on Tuesday described their efforts to implement the new statute allowing installations and communities to share base support services, while a senior Navy official indicated the service is encouraging its installations to explore ways to implement the authority. The Air Force is “excited about the opportunity it creates,” Kathleen Ferguson, principal deputy assistant secretary for installations, environment and logistics, said of the authority in the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill that allows installations to enter into intergovernmental support agreements with a local government to provide, receive or share support services for most municipal functions …

ADC Welcomes 2014 National Partners

  • February 9, 2014
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The Association of Defense Communities today announced the latest companies to become 2014 National Partners, the association’s annual sponsorship program that affords participants the opportunity to enhance their outreach to key defense community stakeholders and play a leadership role within ADC. These 12 companies join five others that previously committed to become annual sponsors …

A New Year Brings New Roles for ADC Staff

  • January 12, 2014
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Along with some unusually cold temperatures, the new year has ushered in several staffing changes at ADC’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. Most significantly, Todd Herberghs, who has been the association’s staff lead as chief operating officer since 2010, will be changing duties at the Leonard Resource Group (LRG) and now will become the executive director of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP). LRG has managed ADC since October 2010, and last November was selected to provide association management services for NCPPP as well …

ADC Welcomes 2014 National Partners

  • January 9, 2014
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The Association of Defense Communities today announced the first five companies to become 2014 National Partners, the association’s annual sponsorship program that affords participants the opportunity to enhance their outreach to key defense community stakeholders and play a leadership role within ADC. The association will announce additional National Partners in the coming weeks. “Despite challenges facing defense contractors, support for ADC remains strong,” Tim Ford, CEO of ADC said. “I am proud that our partners represent the leaders in supporting communities and installation management issues …

Editor’s Note: Happy Holidays!

  • December 22, 2013
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360 will be taking the rest of the year off. Have a safe and happy holiday, and an even happier new year!

DOD Leads Feds in Meeting Renewable Energy Goals

  • December 16, 2013
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A senior White House environment official last week praised DOD’s bold leadership in implementing President Obama’s executive order setting targets for federal agencies for conserving energy and reducing their carbon footprint. “The leadership from the Defense Department in renewable energy has been outstanding,” Jonathan Powers, the Obama administration’s federal environmental executive, told the audience at the Fourth Annual Federal Energy Workshop and Defense Energy Partnership Forum …

Closer Community-Military Ties Can Help Reduce Infrastructure Costs, Forum Concludes

  • December 5, 2013
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With increasing pressure to slash spending, and the prospect of a new base closure round uncertain, the military needs to find new ways to shave its installation expenditures. At the ADC Defense Policy Forum, BRAC/Alternatives to BRAC, held Nov. 12, key thought leaders from DOD, Congress, communities and the private sector proposed a variety of ideas for reducing the department’s excess infrastructure and facility costs, including reinventing the BRAC process, increasing reliance on communities to provide on-base services, redefining the installation of the future and partnering more closely with host communities to support economic development …

New Bill Would Offer Tax Credits for BRAC-Impacted Communities

  • October 31, 2013
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U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) has introduced the New Markets Tax Credit Military Installation Act of 2013 to authorize up to $100 million per year for distressed communities that have had military installations closed or realigned. This legislation, which Thompson introduced Wednesday…

Dennis McGinn to Speak at ADC/NCPPP Energy Workshop

  • October 30, 2013
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Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy, will speak about Navy energy projects during the Fourth Annual Federal Energy Workshop and Defense Energy Partnership Forum Dec. 11 in Arlington, Va…

Event to Address Potential for DoD to Trim Installation Costs outside of BRAC

  • October 22, 2013
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Faced with finding $1 trillion dollars in savings over the next 10 years, the Defense Department has twice recommended a new round of BRAC as a way to cut bloated overhead costs and reduce excess infrastructure, and twice it has been rebuffed by lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Given congressional intransigence, DoD is forced to look for new ideas when it comes to installation management. To help defense policymakers explore innovative ways for either trimming the department’s real estate holdings or operating them more efficiently, ADC next month is holding a special Defense Policy Forum, BRAC/Alternatives to BRAC: Reducing the Cost of Defense Infrastructure …

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