- October 19, 2018
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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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Join us at the DOD Defense Energy & Water Forum for the leading industry event focused on defense installation resiliency. The Forum will feature expert panels and interactive discussions to dive into the key challenges facing the critical infrastructure of our military installations.
Innovation will provide the key to adapting to looming challenges and that begins with ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum 2019.
The Pentagon’s year-old partnership with the Energy Department soon will pay dividends for DOD’s push to improve energy security, following a recent agreement for the two agencies to jointly install and operate 18 fuel cells to provide backup power at eight military installations. The departments will test how the fuel cells perform in real-world operations, identify technical improvements manufacturers could make to enhance performance and highlight the benefits of fuel cells for emergency backup power applications …READ MORE
Bill Armbruster, who has been a champion for both closed and active military installations during the past two decades, received the Senator David Pryor Special Achievement Award from ADC Tuesday during the 2011 Annual Conference. The Pryor award is the highest honor the association can bestow on an individual, and is the only award ADC confers that requires approval of its board of directors …READ MORE
The chair of the Senate subcommittee overseeing federal real estate is crafting legislation to encourage federal agencies to dispose of thousands of unneeded properties, a member of his staff said during a special session Wednesday at the ADC 2011 Annual Conference. The bill Sen. Tom Carper is considering would help the government trim its inventory of 10,000 excess properties and 45,000 underutilized ones …READ MORE
The Air Force Real Property Agency is striving to execute $5 billion in EUL projects by the end of fiscal 2016, with almost half of them producing renewable energy, said Terry Yonkers, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics. To help realize its ambitious goal, the agency is assessing its contract authorities to create more attractive business opportunities. “In other words, we are seeking good ideas and the business case from industry …READ MORE
After overcoming an uncertain future, General Motors has taken full advantage of the enhanced use leasing agreement it struck with the Army in 2007 to build a hot-weather test track at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. When the automaker opened its 2,400-acre facility at Yuma in 2009, it had just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Since then, GM has returned to profitability and every auto manufactured by the company is tested at Yuma …READ MORE
The Senate Wednesday is expected to vote on two amendments introduced by Virginia Sen. Jim Webb aimed at blocking the Navy from relocating an aircraft carrier from Norfolk, Va., to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., to create a second nuclear carrier homeport on the East Coast. Webb questioned the cost and strategic justification for shifting the carrier during remarks he delivered on the Senate floor Tuesday …READ MORE