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  • Forbes, Bordallo Top Readiness Panel

    Republican and Democratic leadership named new lineups for the House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee this week. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), who had been the panel’s ranking member since 2008, is now chairman. Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam) was named ranking member after Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) opted to become the top Democrat on the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee …

  • House Milcon Spending Panel Gains New Leaders

    Republicans and Democrats in the House named new leaders for the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee in the 112th Congress following organizational meetings earlier this month. John Culberson (R-Texas), in his sixth-term, will chair the subcommittee, replacing former Rep. Zach Wamp as the panel’s top Republican after Wamp made an unsuccessful bid for governor of Tennessee …

  • Proposed EDC Rule Closely Follows Statutory Changes

    Local redevelopment authorities can expect to bypass lengthy negotiations with the military services over compensation for BRAC properties, particularly over a property’s fair market value, under the proposed rule the Pentagon issued last month to implement the statutory changes Congress enacted in 2009 to the economic development conveyance (EDC) authority …

  • President Approves Closure of Joint Forces Command

    The closure of Joint Force Command, which could begin before the end of the year, will result in the elimination of about 1,900 jobs in southeastern Virginia, Army Gen. Ray Odierno, the activity’s commander, said this week. The announcement follows last week’s decision by President Obama to approve Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ controversial recommendation to disestablish the mission …


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