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ADC & Converge Strategies detail case studies and recommendations for military partnership models that deploy distributed energy resources in this new report.
Innovation will provide the key to adapting to looming challenges and that begins with ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum 2019.
Because it calls for cash payments from the developer to be deposited in an escrow account controlled by the Army rather than the U.S. Treasury, the master agreement employed to lease property under an enhanced use lease at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J, fails to comply with the federal statute authorizing the EUL program, according to a recent decision issued by the Government Accountability Office …READ MORE
For First Lady Michelle Obama, the 2008 presidential campaign trail provided a front-row opportunity to learn about the challenges of military life and the struggles of military spouses — along with military mothers, grandmothers and sisters. Before the general election, she decided if she became first lady, she would use the position to “shine a light” on issues associated with military families …READ MORE
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has published a well-researched examination of the economic growth occurring at several mid-Atlantic installations gaining new missions as a result of BRAC, along with the burden neighboring defense communities are striving to meet to accommodate the influx. Overall, regions with higher manufacturing and retail shares — and in those that already receive a large share of military prime contracts — are best positioned to benefit from military growth …READ MORE
J.P. Morgan Chase will pay $27 million to settle a class-action lawsuit claiming the bank overcharged service members for their mortgages. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act bars lenders from charging active-duty members of the military more than 6 percent interest on their mortgages, as well as foreclosing on their homes during their service …READ MORE
While commanders at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., are confident that the $1 billion worth of BRAC construction projects at the post will be finished by the Sept. 15 implementation deadline, officers there raised several outstanding concerns last week during a meeting with Sen. Barbara Mikulski. For one, the Army has identified seven local intersections that need to be upgraded at a cost exceeding $100 million …READ MORE
Joint Base Lewis-McChord has experienced tremendous growth over the past eight years, with the population of active-duty personnel jumping from 19,000 to 33,000 and a building campaign to support the influx. The installation has a new “downtown,” anchored by an apartment and townhouse complex within walking distance of a variety of amenities …READ MORE
House Appropriations subcommittees are expected to start marking up fiscal 2012 spending bills sometime next month, with a goal of passing each of the 12 measures by the August recess. Following the House’s approval of its FY 2012 budget resolution April 15, subcommittee chairmen now are waiting for the go-ahead from committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) …READ MORE