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ADC’s 2019 Annual Report provides a look back at 2018 and shares exciting 2019 news and updates.
In the face of looming budget cuts at the Pentagon, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is vowing to prevent Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton from potentially being closed down as DOD tries to find ways to save several hundred billion dollars or more over the next decade. Gillibrand said she would hold a statewide conference in October with community and business leaders, and military officials to craft a strategy to protect Hamilton …READ MORE
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation creating a fund to support National Guard members and their families experiencing financial difficulties, particularly during deployments. The bill will allow state residents to voluntarily contribute to the National Guard State Family Readiness Council Fund by checking a box on their yearly income tax forms …READ MORE
A group of 55 communities with a significant military presence are preparing to take a disproportionate hit from last month’s deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. These military bastions have a high percentage of federal civilian workers and stand to suffer after the federal government eliminates a projected $350 billion in defense spending …READ MORE
Navy officials are exploring hundreds of scenarios to find ways to reduce spending over the next decade, but are not considering base closures to shrink the service’s budget, Navy Undersecretary Robert Work said last week. One reason is that the savings from base closures most likely wouldn’t be captured until after the 10-year planning period is over …READ MORE
Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Fort Sam Houston last month for the new headquarters for Installation Management Command, leaving only one major BRAC 2005 construction project yet to be completed at the post. In total, the base closure round has proved a bonanza for San Antonio, resulting in the expenditure of $3.3 billion on 176 construction projects …READ MORE
While Congress is expected to miss the Oct. 1 deadline for passing fiscal 2012 spending bills, senior members of both parties say they are aiming to complete work on an omnibus spending bill by Nov. 23, the deadline for the joint deficit committee to complete its effort to identify at least $1.2 trillion in spending cuts …READ MORE
To find $350 billion or more in savings from its budget over the next decade, DOD is re-evaluating its long-term acquisition plans for a variety of weapons systems and contemplating significant cuts in personnel, the Washington Times reported. The Army is considering reducing the number of brigade combat teams in the FY 2013 budget and, ultimately, it may shed six to eight brigade combat teams …READ MORE