- September 21, 2018
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.
ADC is launching a reboot of its annual fall policy event with a focus on defining the organization’s annual policy agenda. Join us November 8 in Washington, D.C.
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.
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Innovation will provide the key to adapting to looming challenges and that begins with ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum 2019.
The Great American Defense Community Program showcases selected communities at the local and national level, and promotes the innovative programs, community leaders and best practices of the 2018 class.
Communities across the nation need to lead the way in monitoring the mental health of military families and providing the needed care to support them, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told military advocates Tuesday. “It can’t be done from Washington; it can be supported [from Washington], but not led …READ MORE
A new operational energy strategy unveiled by the Pentagon Tuesday is intended to transform the way the military uses fuel during wartime, but it also could drive “extraordinary innovation” by the commercial market for both vehicles and buildings. “It will greatly accelerate the energy revolution …READ MORE
While BRAC is providing a significant population boost to the area surrounding Fort Benning, an unrelated proposal to add up to 82,800 acres in training lands to the western Georgia post is making many residents in its neighboring counties anxious. Benning officials held four public meetings last week to collect input from residents that could be affected by one of the five alternatives the Army is considering …READ MORE
Almost $900 million out of $10.7 billion in savings DOD identified as part of an initiative to trim overhead costs and improve efficiency are “unrealistic” and cannot be relied on when crafting the department’s budget, according to the House Appropriations Committee. “While the committee applauds the department’s attempt to reduce costs through efficiencies, the committee … believes that such savings often times never materialize …READ MORE
With 80 percent of 4,651 positions transferring to Redstone Arsenal already arrived at the Huntsville installation, the chairman of the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee says the transition is going very well. Most significantly, 57 percent of the 3,112 BRAC positions that have been filled at Redstone have been taken by workers who moved from outside the Tennessee Valley region …READ MORE
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to favorably report the nomination of Leon Panetta for secretary of defense to the Senate for final approval. He is widely expected to gain confirmation there. If he is confirmed, Panetta faces the daunting challenge of cutting at least $400 billion from the Pentagon’s budget by 2023 …READ MORE
The House approved the fiscal 2012 military construction and veterans affairs spending bill Tuesday, adopting funding levels for the BRAC 2005 and 1990 accounts that have been adjusted somewhat from President Obama’s budget request. The measure would provide $209 million to finish implementing the BRAC recommendations from the 2005 base closure round, a $50 million drop from what that president proposed …READ MORE