- July 19, 2018
The Association of Defense Communities is joining forces with the Governor's Military Council of California to host a special two-day event bringing key leaders from around the state and DOD to explore issues that are defining the future of California's defense communities.
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.
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Redevelopment funds pledged for the revitalization of the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco will not be affected if Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to eliminate the state’s 425 redevelopment agencies is approved by the California legislature, a state official said last week. The governor never intended to disrupt projects that are under contract or under way …READ MORE
The $400 billion in savings President Obama proposed to cut out of the Pentagon’s budget over the next 12 years likely would reduce the military’s force structure and capabilities, but any significant shift in DOD’s strategic direction first would follow a comprehensive review of the department’s missions and capabilities, and the nation’s role in foreign affairs, DOD Press Secretary Geoff Morrell noted last week …READ MORE
While the recent compromise over funding the government for the remainder of fiscal 2011 includes a record $40 billion in cuts to federal spending compared to the previous year, for defense communities it provides a substantial infusion of funds for several new activities. The largest allocates up to $300 million to Maryland and Virginia for projects needed to accommodate the traffic growth associated with the realignment of Walter Reed Army Medical Center …READ MORE
Officials at Joint Forces Command have found new positions for most of the command’s civilian defense employees, leaving civilian contractors to bear the brunt of the decision to disestablish the activity. The civilian workers in Hampton Roads would be assigned to other commands, with most going to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In all, about half of the command’s 3,800 workers in Hampton Roads will lose their jobs …READ MORE
ADC is offering a range of sponsorship opportunities for the ADC 2011 Annual Conference in Norfolk — companies can participate as conference partners or choose to sponsor specific events and activities. With more than 600 representatives from defense communities, DoD and the private sector in attendance, your organization has a lot to gain from becoming an Annual Conference sponsor …READ MORE
Military spouses would be compensated for the cost of renewing or transferring a professional license following a permanent change of station order, under a bill recently introduced by Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey. The measure would provide a tax credit of up to $500 for moves that cross state lines …READ MORE
For the second time this week, northern Virginia officials have received good news about the availability of federal funds to pay for critical off-installation transportation projects needed to address BRAC growth. After learning that the compromise over the fiscal 2011 budget includes up to $300 million to help accommodate the realignment of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, officials found out Wednesday that the Army is reallocating $20 million …READ MORE