Defined by a mission of force and family, readiness and resiliency, our defense infrastructure is the foundation of our military’s competitive edge. Join us in the nation’s capital June 18-20 for the Defense Communities National Summit.
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.
The 2017 State of Base Redevelopment Report is based on a survey of local redevelopment authorities (LRAs) conducted in the spring of 2017, along with earlier versions of the report. Click here to download report.
Ten to 15 years after they closed, why aren’t the more-than-half-dozen former military bases in the San Francisco Bay region successful new developments already? The reasons really aren’t all that surprising, and start with the recession and its impact on the housing market and the health of individual developers …READ MORE
With much of the lower-hanging fruit already slated to be eliminated from the Pentagon’s budget, a new push to reduce the federal debt can be expected to cut into the department’s core missions and capabilities. “We are getting to the point where most of the programs we now have under way or which are getting under way are military capabilities we do need and do want …READ MORE
Local officials in Southern Maryland were forced to raise the possibility of a new round of base closures to persuade a gathering of banking and development leaders to support a Navy plan to develop office space at Patuxent River Naval Air Station through the enhanced use leasing program. If the Navy doesn’t have adequate space to expand at Pax River, the installation could lose a mission in another BRAC round or sooner …READ MORE
The Army has picked a mix of active and reserve installations to participate in its pilot Net Zero Installation initiative, a program intended to highlight best management practices and demonstrate effective resource management in conserving energy, water and waste streams. Six installations were chosen for each of three categories — energy, water and waste — with two identified as integrated sites that would try to reach net zero consumption in all three categories …READ MORE
The 2011 Defense Community Awards program includes two new awards, one recognizing energy efficiency partnerships and one for military families partnerships. The Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Partnership award recognizes a public-public or public-private partnership created to achieve DOD’s energy efficiency/sustainability goals, including a reduction in energy intensity and increased reliance on renewable energy …READ MORE
California Gov. Jerry Brown has enacted the nation’s most challenging renewable portfolio standard, requiring the state’s utilities to generate 33 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2020. Some believe the mandate will jump start the state’s economy, with 100,000 jobs forecast to be created …READ MORE
The recent compromise over funding the government for the remainder of fiscal 2011 includes a number of cuts to economic development programs, including a $9 million reduction in spending by the Economic Development Administration. EDA will receive $246 million in FY 2011 this year, under the spending deal that included a record $40 billion in cuts to federal spending compared to the previous year …READ MORE