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The 2017 State of Base Redevelopment Report is based on a survey of local redevelopment authorities (LRAs) conducted in the spring of 2017, along with earlier versions of the report. Click here to download report.
The military is quietly taking steps to address the effects of climate change on its infrastructure, particularly coastal installations vulnerable to rising sea levels, even as the Trump administration has tried to downplay the issue across the federal government. On the surface the Pentagon has limited its use of the phrase “climate change,” but theREAD MORE
Early returns from the 2018 survey of the nation’s homeless population in Los Angeles County provide a reason to believe that last year’s rise in the number of homeless veterans nationwide, the first increase since 2010, may have been reversed. Los Angeles officials last week revealed that their preliminary estimates indicate an 18 percent declineREAD MORE
Wind farm developers in Oklahoma will need to add an extra step to the development process under a new state law designed to limit conflicts with military flight training, but the head of an industry group says his members support the change. “At the end of the day, the Wind Coalition worked with the LegislatureREAD MORE
A team of economic development organizations representing Detroit is submitting a proposal to the task force selecting the headquarters location for the Army’s new Futures Command even though the Army did not include the city in the list of 15 finalists it released in April. Detroit’s strong showing in three of the four categories —READ MORE
DOD last week issued a final rule removing a clause from the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requiring contractors to give federal employees at closing installations the right of first refusal for certain jobs with contractors hired to prepare the installation for closure, or to maintain it after closure, as it is duplicative ofREAD MORE