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  • Ambitious Plans under Way for Redstone Arsenal EUL

    Construction is scheduled to start shortly at Redstone Arsenal on the first building at Redstone Gateway, a 468-acre, 4.6 million square-foot office, retail and hotel complex being developed under the Army’s enhanced use leasing (EUL) program. The 15-year build-out plan for the project — led by Columbia, Md.-based Corporate Office Properties Trust and Montgomery, Ala.-based Jim Wilson and Associates — calls for completing 48 buildings outside the installation’s gates and 11 secure buildings inside the arsenal’s perimeter. The Gateway project is slated to be the Army’s largest EUL effort …

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  • Ft. Bragg Task Force Seeks Planning Firm

    The BRAC Regional Task Force, the growth planning group for Fort Bragg, N.C., is looking for firms to implement recommendations from the region’s comprehensive growth plan. In response to the request for proposals, consulting firms are being asked to present their approach for preparing a coordinated, regional multimodal corridor mobility plan …

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  • Budget Votes in Senate Just for Show

    The plan by Senate leaders to hold votes this week on competing versions of plans to fund the federal government for the last six-and-a-half months of the fiscal year is intended to show that the two parties each will need to give ground if they want to complete work on a FY 2011 spending measure. Majority Leader Harry Reid does not expect votes on either the Democratic proposal or the House plan (H.R. 1) to succeed …

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  • Southern California Base Needs Protection from Encroachment, Navy Says

    Representatives from Naval Base Ventura County — made up of Point Mugu Naval Air Station, the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Port Hueneme and San Nicolas Island — are warning local officials about the dangers of incompatible urban development. “Ultimately, we’re concerned the mission could get reduced,” a community planner for the Navy told the county board of supervisors last month …

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  • Cost of Moving Carrier to Florida Much Lower, GAO Says

    The total one-time cost to move a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier from Norfolk, Va., to Naval Station Mayport, Fla., is far less than the Navy has estimated — from $258.7 million to $356.0 million vs. the Navy’s $537.6 million estimate — according to a Government Accountability Office report released last week. Florida officials hailed the conclusion, while lawmakers representing Hampton Roads argued that moving a carrier to the northeastern coast of Florida is not warranted no matter the cost …

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  • On Defense, Senate Budget Plan Sticks Closely to House Bill

    The plan released Friday by the Senate to fund government operations through Sept. 30 largely follows the full-year package the House passed Feb. 19, H.R. 1, for programs affecting defense communities. Overall, the Senate Democrats’ proposal recommends a $513.6 billion base budget for defense programs in fiscal 2011, representing a $2.1 billion reduction from the House’s version and $5.5 billion more than DOD received in FY 2010. For military construction, the Senate calls for spending $73.3 billion, a level $0.9 billion lower than in the House plan and $3.3 billion less than the amount allocated last year …

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  • Short-Term Spending Bills May Be Here to Stay

    There’s a significant possibility that the federal government will be funded by a series of continuing resolutions for the remainder of fiscal 2011, according to numerous congressional staff. Most lawmakers, including party leaders, oppose such an outcome. It would be particularly harmful to the Pentagon …

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  • Maine Senator Pushes to Move Defense Spending Bill

    Maine Sen. Susan Collins (R) formally offered an amendment on the Senate floor Thursday to fund DOD for the remainder of fiscal 2011. The amendment is identical to the FY 2011 defense spending bill included in the full-year spending package the House passed Feb. 19, H.R. 1. A full-year defense spending bill is critical, according to top Pentagon officials …

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