• BRAC Deadline Would Be Extended For Some Actions under House Proposal

    The deadline for carrying out up to seven BRAC recommendations could be extended by one year, under the draft version of the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill that will be considered Thursday by the House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee. The subcommittee is “aware that the department is encountering difficulties in completing all of the BRAC 2005 actions by September 2011 …

  • White House Releases Excess Properties List

    The White House Wednesday posted an interactive map showing one-half of the 14,000 unneeded federal properties it hopes to dispose of by creating a civilian BRAC commission. Readers also can download a list of the 12,000 buildings and structures currently designated as excess. The Obama administration also sent Congress draft legislation needed to authorize the administration’s plan to establish a Civilian Property Realignment Board to expedite the disposal of excess property …

  • Opponents to Airport at Willow Grove Gain Strength

    The Hatboro-Horsham School Board on Monday became the latest local entity to go on record opposing converting Naval Air Station Willow Grove into a civilian airport, joining Horsham, Warminster and Montgomery townships in suburban Philadelphia in voting against using the facility’s airfield as an airport. Many residents and local officials have said they oppose continued use of the runway after the base is closed …