- July 19, 2018
The Association of Defense Communities is joining forces with the Governor's Military Council of California to host a special two-day event bringing key leaders from around the state and DOD to explore issues that are defining the future of California's defense communities.
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.
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With 80 percent of 4,651 positions transferring to Redstone Arsenal already arrived at the Huntsville installation, the chairman of the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee says the transition is going very well. Most significantly, 57 percent of the 3,112 BRAC positions that have been filled at Redstone have been taken by workers who moved from outside the Tennessee Valley region …READ MORE
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to favorably report the nomination of Leon Panetta for secretary of defense to the Senate for final approval. He is widely expected to gain confirmation there. If he is confirmed, Panetta faces the daunting challenge of cutting at least $400 billion from the Pentagon’s budget by 2023 …READ MORE
The House approved the fiscal 2012 military construction and veterans affairs spending bill Tuesday, adopting funding levels for the BRAC 2005 and 1990 accounts that have been adjusted somewhat from President Obama’s budget request. The measure would provide $209 million to finish implementing the BRAC recommendations from the 2005 base closure round, a $50 million drop from what that president proposed …READ MORE
After discovering there is a significant difference in overhead costs recorded by the Navy’s four shipyards, the House Appropriations Committee is recommending the service review its shipyard operations and eliminate unnecessary overhead charges. The committee also called for funds in the spending measure to be shifted from overhead to depot maintenance to reduce overhead costs at the three shipyards with the highest overhead rates …READ MORE
President Obama and Vice President Biden launched an initiative Monday to identify and eliminate misspent dollars in every agency and department across the federal government. Under the executive order signed by the president, Biden will oversee efforts by cabinet agencies to eliminate government waste and improve efficiency …READ MORE
For military spouses, one of the stresses of being part of a military family and moving to a new state every two to three years is having to obtain a new professional license, which states require for medical occupations as well as teaching, social work and other fields. “I gave up education as a profession because of all that was involved in obtaining licensure with each move …READ MORE