Meet the Great American Defense Communities that ADC and USAA will be highlighting in the coming year!
Join us for ADC’s 2019 DOD Energy and Water Forum, the leading policy event that gathers decision-makers across DOD, industry and communities for a one-day look at the big issues impacting energy and water on installations.
Join us for IIF2020 in San Antonio, February 10-12, 2020.
Join us in June 8-10 in Washington, D.C. for the 2020 Defense Communities National Summit!
Citing concerns over a pending base closure round, Pennsylvania lawmakers established a bipartisan caucus in the General Assembly devoted to preserving the state’s 11 military bases and more than 164,000 defense-related jobs. The Military Installations and Base Development Caucus will work to strengthen the dialogue with federal lawmakers and military and civilian leadership at military facilities throughout the state, and prepare for future BRAC activities …READ MORE
The Aberdeen City Council is considering an ordinance that would offer building owners a five-year property tax break as a way to compete for tenants with office space developed at Aberdeen Proving Ground under the EUL program. The developer of the Government and Technology Enterprise, a 416-acre development at the proving ground, does not pay property taxes under an agreement with Harford County …READ MORE
A program which allows the military to fund transportation improvements outside the gates of an installation would be authorized to spend $40 million, under an amendment to the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill adopted by the House Armed Services Committee last week. The amendment, offered by Rep. Mo Brooks, would establish a budget line item for the Defense Access Roads program, which provides a mechanism for DOD to fund public road improvements required as the result of sudden defense-generated impacts …READ MORE
Rep. Jeff Denham expressed confidence in a radio interview last week that legislation creating a streamlined mechanism for disposing of thousands of unneeded federal properties would be enacted this year, allowing a BRAC-like commission to be up and running in 2012. “The goal would be to sell several billion dollars off next year. I personally would like to see fifteen billion in the first year. That’s a high target to hit, but it’s only scratching the surface on the overall surplus property throughout the nation …READ MORE
BRAC funding levels in the fiscal 2012 spending bill marked up Friday by the House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee corresponded with the president’s budget request until the panel approved an amendment shifting $50 million from the 2005 account to the 1990 account. Following adoption of the amendment, the measure would provide $209 million to finish implementing the BRAC recommendations from the 2005 base closure round and $374 million for environmental cleanup remaining from the first four BRAC rounds …READ MORE
Lennar Corp. held a groundbreaking this week at Hunters Point to mark the start of construction of planned development at the former San Francisco shipyard. Crews started installing streetlights Wednesday, one of the final infrastructure improvements before the Miami-based developer begin building 240 homes in July …READ MORE
The Army is seeking to attract more than $7 billion in investment for energy development from the private sector by 2022, according to a speaker at the National Defense Industrial Association’s annual energy symposium this week. The service has more than 120 renewable energy projects, but they only account for 2 percent of the Army’s energy usage …READ MORE
In response to a surprise proposal from the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee to revamp DOD’s plan to relocate 8,600 Marines from Okinawa to Guam, the department reaffirmed its commitment to carrying out its “longstanding agreements” with Japan. “These agreements are good for the people of Okinawa, Japan as a whole, and the U.S.-Japan alliance …READ MORE