Air Force Document Details $900 Million Disaster-Relief Shortfall; Still Seeks $3.3 Billion for Recovery
- April 17, 2019
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Recommendations from an Army task force created to “critically examine installation management programs, services and organizational structures” are expected to be submitted to Army Secretary John McHugh early next year, an Army spokesman told 360 last week. The task force has been asked to craft a plan for short- and long-term reforms …READ MORE
Army and Energy Department officials held a ribbon cutting earlier this month to mark the installation of hydrogen fuel cells at the first of three facilities at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The four-stack system, which will supply the building with emergency backup power, is the first of 18 fuel cells being installed at eight installations across the country under an interagency partnership between DOD and DOE …READ MORE
The government’s latest attempt to dispose of the former Stratford Army Engine Plant in Connecticut yielded a single bid from a local developer for a proposed $1 billion resort. The GSA auction closed Nov. 18, but Hartmann Development has not yet heard whether the government will accept its $1 bid …READ MORE
With a recent agreement among Bexar County, the Army and the Nature Conservancy to permanently protect 1,244 undeveloped acres about 10 miles from Camp Bullis, San Antonio-area leaders have reached another critical milestone in their effort to protect the 28,000-acre installation from urban encroachment. This month’s agreement follows an extensive campaign by the city and county to regulate lighting and sound attenuation, and to preserve much-needed habitat …READ MORE
The candidates at last week’s Republican presidential debate in Washington largely agreed that the defense budget should not have to absorb the enormous cuts triggered when the supercommittee could not reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan. Rick Perry said it was “reprehensible” that the Pentagon’s budget is threatened as a result of the panel’s failure …READ MORE
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll met with 20 installation commanders last week to ensure state agencies and base commanders work together to forge continued growth and mission sustainment. The commanders meetings, held quarterly, generally focus on four areas — encroachment/land use, transportation/infrastructure, energy and quality of life/family support …READ MORE
To meet budget objectives for the new fiscal year, Ft. Bliss officials are relying on a campaign to streamline their use of contracts and offering early retirement to some of the post’s 4,000 civilian employees. While it’s not clear how many workers received the retirement officers, layoffs will remain the “last option …READ MORE