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Federal agencies are on pace to eliminate $3.5 billion in real estate costs by the end of 2012, exceeding a goal President Obama set in June 2010 for shedding excess properties and lowering operating costs, OMB said Thursday. Agencies already have achieved $1.5 billion in savings through a combination of sales, consolidations, canceled projects, and reduced maintenance and utility costs …READ MORE
A bipartisan group of six senators has asked the congressional deficit reduction committee to include deep cuts in spending on overseas military construction projects, citing the lack of critical analysis provided by the Pentagon on the military’s requirements in Europe, South Korea and Guam. Significantly reducing such spending would have “minimal negative impact on our nation’s readiness or ability to efficiently respond to emerging threats …READ MORE
Some 270 companies represented by the American Logistics Association have committed to hiring 25,000 military spouses and veterans in the next two years, First Lady Michelle Obama announced Wednesday during a visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis with her husband. The commitment comes as part of the Joining Forces campaign and is the largest to date toward the president’s challenge for the private sector to hire 100,000 military spouses and veterans by 2013 …READ MORE
After several previous attempts to dispose of the former Stratford Army Engine Plant in Connecticut fizzled, the government is offering the 77-acre site “under new and innovative sale terms.” Essentially, the property, since renamed Point Stratford, will be sold for the cost to clean it up …READ MORE
A federal commission would be created to consider closing outdated overseas military bases, under a bill introduced Wednesday by Sens. Jon Tester and Kay Bailey Hutchison. The report and recommendations prepared by the eight-member commission for the president and Congress would include a proposed overseas basing strategy for current and future missions, taking into account “heightened fiscal constraints …READ MORE
Federal officials next month plan to unveil a completely updated Transition Assistance Program that is better designed to reach younger service members that soon will be entering the civilian workforce. One key enhancement in the program — a collaboration among the Defense, Veterans Affairs and Labor departments — will be delivering TAP’s services via the Web …READ MORE