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With one glaring exception, DOD programs remained insulated from the hundreds of amendments offered on the House floor to deepen the spending cuts included in the House plan to fund the federal government for the duration of the current fiscal year. Late Friday night, the House rejected an amendment to the fiscal 2011 funding bill that would have pared funding for the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security by 3.5 percent, excluding veterans’ programs …READ MORE
In what has been termed a swipe at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Republicans last week approved an amendment that would eliminate federal funding for the Presidio Trust during debate over the continuing resolution to fund the federal government through the end of fiscal 2011. The trust, the nonprofit established by Congress to administer the Presidio of San Francisco after it was shuttered in 1994, had been slated to receive $15 million in 2011 …READ MORE
Public Sector Realty is sponsoring a symposium on federal realty and infrastructure March 4 in Washington, D.C. Sessions will include: Drop the “C”ost and Add the “V”alue to BRAC; The Inner Workings of a Renewable Energy Deal; 30-Year Present Value Analysis & Beyond: Converting Long-term Realty Assets into Annual Cash Accounting Expenses; and Federal Assets: An Asset & Portfolio Management Challenge & Opportunity …READ MORE
The Horsham LRA held the first of several public meetings on Monday intended to collect public input on possible uses for the 892 surplus acres at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove. The redevelopment authority’s late start on crafting a reuse plan is a direct result of then-Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell’s attempt to turn the Philadelphia-area site into a state-run homeland security hub …READ MORE
University of North Dakota officials signed a lease with the Air Force last week to build a training facility for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), helping the school to create a UAS Center of Excellence. The center will feature a flight simulator allowing undergraduate students to train on the MQ1 Predator and the MQ Reaper. In addition to providing training and education, the center of excellence will provide a laboratory for research and development, and the ability to test UAS for use in the national airspace system …READ MORE
In light of the significant jump in traffic congestion expected at many of the installations growing as a result of BRAC 2005, the Pentagon should accept more responsibility for traffic problems it causes, according to a congressionally mandated study released this week. The report, from the National Research Council’s Transportation Research Board, calls for Congress to consider a special appropriation or the allocation of uncommitted stimulus funds to pay for near-term improvements in communities most severely affected by the base closure round …READ MORE
Months than three months before the Navy is scheduled to disestablish Naval Air Station Brunswick, local, state and federal officials on Monday celebrated the transfer of more than 715 acres of runways, hangars and other facilities at the installation to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority. The public benefit conveyance of the airport property marks the first transfer by the Navy at the 3,200-acre base in southern Maine …READ MORE
Welcome to the debut of the new Defense Communities 360 online publication, which will feature news articles, feature stories, links to other stories …READ MORE