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    Base Redevelopment Forum 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.

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    Installation Innovation Forum 2019

    Innovation will provide the key to adapting to looming challenges and that begins with ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum 2019.

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    The 2018 Class of Great American Defense Communities

    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.

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  • If Gates Leaves, Everyone Will Know It

    With Defense Secretary Robert Gates slated to depart before the end of the year, the Washington Post writes about two potential candidates to replace him — Leon Panetta, director of the CIA, and Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy. Panetta, a surprise candidate for his current post, likely would continue Gates’ initiative to streamline the department and reform the weapons acquisition process …

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  • Army Taps SunCal for Milcon Exchange at Camp Parks

    In the largest “milcon exchange” in Army Reserve history, SunCal Cos. will construct $80 million worth of much-needed facilities at Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area in northern California in return for 180 acres of land at the post where the Irvine, Calif.-based developer will build a master-planned community. SunCal will construct a new main gate, an administrative building for base police, a maintenance support facility, a regional medical training facility, an Army Reserve training facility …

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  • Bargain over Budget Reached at Eleventh Hour

    Late Friday night House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced a final deal to fund the government through September that would cut about $38 billion in fiscal 2011 spending. The two sides also agreed on the terms of a short-term spending bill needed to avert the federal shutdown scheduled to begin at midnight Friday …

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  • Principi Endorses Proposal to Pare Federal Real Estate

    Anthony Principi, the star witness at a House hearing Wednesday evaluating the adoption of a BRAC-like process to unload thousands of excess federal buildings, told lawmakers he supports the White House’s proposed Civilian Property Realignment Board for expediting the disposal of surplus property. He told the Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee, however, that he had several suggestions to improve the administration’s proposal …

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  • Army to Name ‘Net Zero’ Pilot Installations

    The Army plans to announce April 19 which installations will participate in its pilot Net Zero Installation Initiative, a program intended to conserve energy, water and waste. By 2020, the Army aims to have five posts in each of those three net zero resource categories, including one or more that are net zero in all three categories …

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  • Concord to Create Redevelopment Agency to Support Weapons Station Reuse

    Tuesday’s vote by Concord’s City Council to form a redevelopment area at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station could make up to $556 million available to invest in the base’s reuse over the next 45 years. The funds would go toward cleanup and construction of infrastructure at the site …

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  • Round-the-Clock Talks Fail to Produce Budget Agreement

    Negotiators raced against the clock to find a middle ground on funding the government for the remainder of fiscal 2011, but despite apparent progress narrowing the differences between the two parties, a final deal is not yet in sight. After emerging late Thursday from the second White House meeting convened by President Obama on the day, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that talks would continue through the night …

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  • Final Decisions on Shutdown Impacts Still to Come

    Guidance issued Thursday by Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn outlined in broad terms how a government shutdown would impact the department, but did not include many details as to what activities would be suspended if Congress fails to fund federal operations beyond midnight Friday. “Civilians will be briefed by their supervisors by Friday, April 8, as to whether their work and responsibilities fall into excepted or non-excepted status …

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