- September 21, 2018
The Association of Defense Communities is bringing its Base Redevelopment Forum back to its roots. First held in Portland, Maine in 2013, this Forum has become the nation’s leading forum focused on large-scale redevelopment. Our focus is beyond BRAC; it is about advancing economic opportunity through community-driven redevelopment.
ADC is launching a reboot of its annual fall policy event with a focus on defining the organization’s annual policy agenda. Join us November 8 in Washington, D.C.
Join us at the DOD Defense Energy & Water Forum for the leading industry event focused on defense installation resiliency. The Forum will feature expert panels and interactive discussions to dive into the key challenges facing the critical infrastructure of our military installations.
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Innovation will provide the key to adapting to looming challenges and that begins with ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum 2019.
The Great American Defense Community Program showcases selected communities at the local and national level, and promotes the innovative programs, community leaders and best practices of the 2018 class.
The Air Force last week opened an innovation hub in Montgomery, Ala., that will focus on incubating ideas generated from nearby Air University at Maxwell AFB to solve technological or efficiency problems faced by the military. MGMWERX, which will operate out of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce building, is a partnership with the AirREAD MORE
A final defense spending bill for fiscal 2019 is tantalizingly close, with House and Senate lawmakers expected to go conference shortly on the two-bill package the Senate passed last month, yet the probability that DOD avoids the need to operate under a continuing resolution (CR) after Oct. 1 is only 50-50, according to Washington insiders.READ MORE
Are you involved in a project or initiative to support a local installation or military quality of life that represents a novel approach or an advance over existing ways of doing business? If so, we want to hear about it. ADC will be highlighting up to six innovative projects that demonstrate state-of-the-art approaches defense communitiesREAD MORE
The DOD Education Activity has completed a draft assessment of the physical security of the department’s schools, following a request three months ago by the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness. The draft now is being reviewed by defense personnel officials and the military services. “We are looking at working with the services onREAD MORE
Sen. John McCain, one of the few lawmakers who often commanded more authority on national security issues than the president, died Saturday at the age of 81 after battling brain cancer for the past year. Over three decades in the Senate he became one of the Republicans’ most reliable champions for the military, with hisREAD MORE
Lawmakers have directed the Defense Department to identify installations that would be available to support “fast response” to disasters, according to language in the conference report to the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill. For each installation listed, the report will include a description of the infrastructure, equipment and personnel available for disaster response. Section 1072READ MORE
On Base will be taking a short end-of-summer break; look for the next issue Friday, Aug. 31.READ MORE