• $1.5B Acquisition Underscores Monterey’s Promotion of Region’s Language Resources

    $1.5B Acquisition Underscores Monterey’s Promotion of Region’s Language Resources0

    For several decades, leaders in Monterey, Calif., have fostered the development of a cluster of language-related institutions, including schools and private sector organizations devoted to language training and translation. The effort is aimed at supporting the missions of the Defense Language Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School, but it also has generated a significant amount of economic growth in central California. Last month local officials learned that a company founded 34 years ago in Monterey to provide interpretation services for Vietnamese refugees is being acquired by a French company with global call center operations in a $1.52 billion deal …

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  • IMCOM Chief Looks to Policy Changes to Meet Strategic Constraints

    IMCOM Chief Looks to Policy Changes to Meet Strategic Constraints0

    With the prospect of getting more resources from Washington not promising, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, commanding general of the Army’s Installation Management Command, says he’ll push for policy changes to better support his agency’s mission. “I don’t need more money and I don’t need more people. I need to change policies,” he said during a visit last month to the Presidio of Monterey, Calif. One change the Army is considering is phasing out single occupancy rooms in barracks as a way to reduce costs …

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  • Rep. Sam Farr, Defense Communities Ally, to Retire from Congress

    Rep. Sam Farr, Defense Communities Ally, to Retire from Congress0

    California Rep. Sam Farr (D), a champion for defense community issues on both the national and local level since entering Congress more than 22 years ago, announced Thursday that he plans to retire at the end of his term. In a social media post announcing his decision not to seek re-election to his Monterey-based district in the state’s Central Coast, Farr recounted one of enduring efforts he dealt with since he first came to Washington — the redevelopment of the former Fort Ord. “When I first came to Congress, Fort Ord had just been closed and the community was going through an economic upheaval …

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