• FY ’12 Milcon Spending Bill Passes Full Committee

    The House Appropriations Committee Tuesday approved the FY 2012 military construction and veterans affairs spending bill, adopting funding levels for the BRAC 2005 and 1990 accounts that have been adjusted slightly from President Obama’s budget request. The measure would provide $209 million to finish implementing the BRAC recommendations from the 2005 base closure round, a $50 million drop from what that president proposed …

  • Debate on Authorization Bill Reaches House Floor

    The House began debate on the FY 2012 defense authorization bill Tuesday with votes on up to 150 amendments scheduled to start today. The debate gets underway in the wake of a White House statement threatening to veto the measure over provisions related to a second engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the president’s authority to implement the New START Treaty limiting nuclear weapons, and the detention and prosecution of alleged terrorists …

  • Ft. Detrick, Frederick Team up to Support Technology Transfer

    A Frederick, Md., technology incubator last week held a showcase for current and former tenants, highlighting the role Fort Detrick has played in fostering the growth of the biotechnology industry in the region. The Fort Detrick Technology Transfer Initiative, a program supported by state and county economic development organizations, provided $1.3 million in funding for 26 startups …