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    ADC’s 2019 Annual Report provides a look back at 2018 and shares exciting 2019 news and updates.

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  • DOD Changing Hiring Rules to Improve Spouse Employment Opportunities

    DOD Changing Hiring Rules to Improve Spouse Employment Opportunities

    DOD has changed some rules in its on-base hiring practices to improve employment opportunities for active-duty spouses, Military.com reported Tuesday. A statement from DOD last week detailed that its Priority Placement Program will now allow active-duty spouses to use employment preference for one offer of permanent employment per duty location. It covers positions funded by

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  • Looking Ahead: The ADC 2019 Defense Communities National Summit

    Looking Ahead: The ADC 2019 Defense Communities National Summit

    The 2019 ADC Summit will launch a new program this year with a focus on the ideas and issues that are key to strengthening the foundation of readiness for our military and communities.   The summit, taking place June 10-12 in Washington D.C., will feature top decision-makers and experts in the field for a powerful

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  • Shanahan Formal Nomination to Defense Secretary Remains Uncertain

    Shanahan Formal Nomination to Defense Secretary Remains Uncertain

    President Donald Trump expects to delay formally nominating Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to DOD’s top post until an ethics investigation is complete, The Washington Post reported Monday. White House officials interviewed for the report said that unless the investigation into Shanahan’s ties with his former employer Boeing uncovers bias, the president was likely to

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  • Prolonged Budget Stalemate Could Lead to DOD Spending Freeze

    Prolonged Budget Stalemate Could Lead to DOD Spending Freeze

    The battle between the administration and House Democrats over fiscal year 2020 and 2021 spending is prompting concern it could eventually lead to a DOD budget freeze, according to a Defense News report. If there is no agreement by Oct.1, it could force a continuing resolution (CR) leaving the Pentagon at 2018 spending, or cause

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  • Pentagon Spending Flexibility at Stake in Border Wall Fight

    Pentagon Spending Flexibility at Stake in Border Wall Fight

    President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall could end an informal agreement between Congress and the Pentagon permitting it to shift billions of dollars within its budget, Roll Call reported last week. House Democrats are expected to try to end DOD’s ability to easily move funds among various Pentagon accounts by reasserting their

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities

    A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Idaho seeks to halt Mountain Home Air Force Base from conducting urban close air support training exercises over nine southern Idaho cities, the Idaho Press reported. Boise residents and an environmental organization filed charges that the Air Force began “conducting project training operations over the urban

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  • President Trump Dismisses Grand Spending Caps Deal

    President Trump Dismisses Grand Spending Caps Deal

    President Donald Trump Thursday night dismissed the idea of a bipartisan two-year spending caps deal to avoid billions in mandatory defense and nondefense spending cuts, Politico.com reported. “House Democrats want to negotiate a $2 TRILLION spending increase but can’t even pass their own plan. We can’t afford it anyway, and it’s not happening!” Trump tweeted.

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  • Shanahan Memo Orders May 10 Deadline for Delayed Military Construction Projects

    Shanahan Memo Orders May 10 Deadline for Delayed Military Construction Projects

    A memo issued by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Thursday orders the Pentagon to prepare a list by May 10 which military construction projects could be delayed toward redirecting $3.6 billion a border barrier, according to Task and Purpose. The memo to DOD Comptroller Elaine McCusker orders a review of the “pool of unawarded military

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