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  • DOD Official Defends Obama’s Debt Reduction Plan

    The $400 billion in savings President Obama proposed to cut out of the Pentagon’s budget over the next 12 years likely would reduce the military’s force structure and capabilities, but any significant shift in DOD’s strategic direction first would follow a comprehensive review of the department’s missions and capabilities, and the nation’s role in foreign affairs, DOD Press Secretary Geoff Morrell noted last week …

  • 2011 Spending Agreement Includes Schools Funding

    While the recent compromise over funding the government for the remainder of fiscal 2011 includes a record $40 billion in cuts to federal spending compared to the previous year, for defense communities it provides a substantial infusion of funds for several new activities. The largest allocates up to $300 million to Maryland and Virginia for projects needed to accommodate the traffic growth associated with the realignment of Walter Reed Army Medical Center …

  • Joint Forces Layoffs Limited Mainly to Contractors

    Officials at Joint Forces Command have found new positions for most of the command’s civilian defense employees, leaving civilian contractors to bear the brunt of the decision to disestablish the activity. The civilian workers in Hampton Roads would be assigned to other commands, with most going to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In all, about half of the command’s 3,800 workers in Hampton Roads will lose their jobs …

  • Become an Annual Conference Sponsor!

    ADC is offering a range of sponsorship opportunities for the ADC 2011 Annual Conference in Norfolk — companies can participate as conference partners or choose to sponsor specific events and activities. With more than 600 representatives from defense communities, DoD and the private sector in attendance, your organization has a lot to gain from becoming an Annual Conference sponsor …


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