ADC is launching a new program at this year’s summit with a focus on the ideas and issues that are key to strengthening the foundation of readiness for our military and communities.
Read the official press release and learn more about the Great American Defense Communities program.
ADC’s 2019 Annual Report provides a look back at 2018 and shares exciting 2019 news and updates.
Fort Meade will gain a total of 2,800 workers due to the growth of U.S. Cyber Command headquarters and the services’ own cyber activities, according to new data released by Anne Arundel County, Md. About 1,000 workers are expected by the end of fall 2012 at the installation located between Baltimore and Washington, and an additional 1,800 are expected by the end of 2016 …READ MORE
Florida’s new Defense Support Task Force is stepping up to help Northwest Florida officials preserve a valuable R&D mission at Eglin AFB, the group decided at its first meeting Monday. In November, Air Force Materiel Command proposed consolidating from 12 bases to five “lead centers.” The consolidation places Eglin’s 46th Test Wing under the command of an officer at Edwards AFB, Calif. …READ MORE
The unemployment rate for female veterans and young veterans far exceeds the overall rate for military veterans, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While the jobless rate in December among all veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan was 13.1 percent, nearly 22 percent of female veterans who served during those conflicts were unemployed last month …READ MORE
The military’s shift to a smaller, but more flexible, force can be expected to affect Ft. Hood, the nation’s largest Army post, most likely by trimming its authorized end strength. And by reshaping the military away from a force designed to support sustained, large-scale wars such as Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon’s vision for the “Joint Force of 2020” calls into question the future role of heavy armor units …READ MORE
Imposition of automatic spending cuts of up to $500 billion, bringing the total reduction over the next 10 years to $1 trillion, would force the Pentagon to abandon its newly developed guidance for coping with the initial $487 billion spending decline, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday …READ MORE
The new priorities for the military outlined last week by the Pentagon could herald a positive future for Dyess and Goodfellow Air Force bases, according to officials in central Texas. The guidance calls for a stronger focus on the Asia-Pacific, a strategy that Dyess’ B-1B bomber aircraft have the capability to support …READ MORE
The promise of an 8 percent drop in DOD spending over the coming decade may have an outsized impact on many of the nation’s high-tech clusters. Military research dollars are partially responsible for the development of Silicon Valley, the Research Triangle in North Carolina, the Route 128 corridor outside Boston and a variety of companies in Northern Virginia …READ MORE