• Services, Outside Experts to Talk Energy, Water at ADC Event Next Week

    Services, Outside Experts to Talk Energy, Water at ADC Event Next Week

    Leaders from each of the military services will join ADC and other analysts at the Dec. 10 DOD Energy & Water Forum in Washington, D.C. Registration is still open for the daylong forum, which will feature eight panels on how energy and water impact installation resilience.

  • Democrats Want Review of Spencer Departure

    Democrats Want Review of Spencer Departure

    Some Democratic lawmakers are asking the DOD inspector general to look into Richard Spencer’s ouster as Navy secretary. Spencer left his position Nov. 24 after President Trump intervened to ensure a convicted Navy SEAL kept his Trident. Defense Secretary Mark Esper asked for Spencer’s resignation. Spencer’s resignation letter said he could not “in good conscience

  • DC Gives Itself Four More Weeks for a Spending Deal

    DC Gives Itself Four More Weeks for a Spending Deal

    President Trump signed a short-term continuing resolution just hours before the government was set to shut down Thursday night. The Senate had passed the bill that afternoon. It extends current government spending levels through Dec. 20. It also allows for a 3.1% military pay raise. Even with the extra time, lawmakers and the White House

  • New Report to Show PFAS Problems at More Bases as House Moves Legislation

    DOD expects to revise its figures about the number of military installations that have PFAS contamination, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment Robert McMahon said this week, according to McClatchy. Last year, the Pentagon reported contamination at 401 sites but appears to have undercounted, especially in National Guard communities, MacMahon said. The updated information will

  • NDAA Deal Still in Works

    NDAA Deal Still in Works

    Lawmakers continued pointing fingers this week for the lack of consensus on the National Defense Authorization Act. House Armed Services Committee Chair Adam Smith (D-Wash.) downplayed disagreements over how to address PFAS contamination and pointed to two other sticking points – whether to fund a border wall and how to structure a space force. “I

  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities

    Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) is asking the Marine Corps to reconsider building a 1,500-foot steel wall to protect a rifle training range at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Ewa Beach from erosion as sea levels rise. Some in the community worry it will cause more erosion at another beach nearby. “I don’t think this is