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Defense Secretary Robert Gates will prepare a set of budget-cutting alternatives for President Obama to consider as a way to satisfy his goal of cutting $400 billion from the Pentagon’s budget over the next 12 years. “We have been given a mission, and the secretary will undertake it. …READ MORE
The ADC Military Families Task Force has release its preliminary recommendations on the role of the association in supporting military family and quality-of-life issues. Established by the ADC Board of Directors earlier this year and comprised of a broad spectrum of public and private members, the task force was charged with determining how ADC and its members can play a leadership role on the broad issues affecting military families …READ MORE
Redevelopment funds pledged for the revitalization of the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco will not be affected if Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to eliminate the state’s 425 redevelopment agencies is approved by the California legislature, a state official said last week. The governor never intended to disrupt projects that are under contract or under way …READ MORE
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 …READ MORE
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 …READ MORE
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 …READ MORE
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 …READ MORE