• Defense Community Awards Season Opens

    Defense Community Awards Season Opens0

    ADC has opened the nominations process for the 2018 Defense Community Awards, a way to highlight the accomplishments of outstanding defense community leaders in front of key decision-makers from Congress and DOD. ADC will present this year’s awards at a luncheon during the 2018 Defense Communities National Summit, June 18-20 in Washington. Awards honor community

  • What a Presidential Transition Means for Defense0

    The nation is intently focused on the current drama that is the president race — who’s collecting delegates, whether it’s fair or rigged, and who will end up winning the party nominations. But, according to a story published in The Atlantic, behind this cloud of politics are teams of policy experts, senior thought leaders and former high-ranking civil servants hurriedly preparing for the presidential transition.

  • Washington Insiders to Examine Likely Future for Defense Communities0

    The Defense Department has struggled the past three years under sequestration, prompting cuts in funding for operations and training, a reduction in its force structure and declining support for installations. For defense communities, the future is uncertain. If Congress fails to provide the Pentagon relief from the stringent caps now in place, many installations will start to “hollow out,” with local economies and services forced to cope with a dwindling military presence. A new BRAC round likely would relieve some of the pressure on communities, but lawmakers so far have rejected the Obama administration’s repeated requests for additional base closures. At the same time, DOD and community leaders crafting a framework for the “Base of the Future” have been looking at new ways to collaborate to provide installation services …