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The departure of Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) from Congress creates some uncertainty as to who will replace him atop the House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) appears to be next in line to take the gavel for the milcon panel. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) has more seniority on the full committeeREAD MORE
The Missouri House has approved a measure creating a grant program to help communities attract new or expanded military missions and to strengthen military installations ahead of a BRAC round. The grants may be for used community-installation partnerships, promoting the value of an installation, economic diversification, research into factors that could help the community attractREAD MORE
Without the prospect of a BRAC round to help the military services shed excess infrastructure, most have begun to budget larger sums to demolish facilities they no longer need. The Army has significantly increased spending to raze facilities since fiscal 2016, Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, assistant chief of staff for installation management, told the HouseREAD MORE
A host of technologies — including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, autonomy and biometrics — are transforming how the military protects its installations, reports C4ISRNet. The Navy is providing physical security for multiple installations in the national capital region through a complex network of cameras and sensors, supported by analytics software. Edwards AFB, Calif., installedREAD MORE
During its first 50 years, the Navy base in Groton, Conn., wasn’t particularly important. But over the past 100 years, Naval Submarine Base New London has grown in prominence, with the nation’s submarine fleet playing a significant role in projecting power. State and local leaders, along with Navy officials, gathered outside the Submarine Force MuseumREAD MORE
To address a $116 billion backlog of outstanding facilities requirements while executing the National Defense Strategy, the department is focusing on a number of strategic objectives, including eliminating waste, seeking new opportunities for third-party partnerships and collaborating with defense communities, Lucian Niemeyer, assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, told the House Military Construction andREAD MORE
The Pentagon’s installations office is studying options for funding the construction of a 37-mile section of a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall along the Barry M. Goldwater Range in southwest Arizona. The department is authorized to spend congressional appropriations only on DOD property, Lucian Niemeyer, assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, told the House MilitaryREAD MORE