- November 30, 2018
ADC & Converge Strategies detail case studies and recommendations for military partnership models that deploy distributed energy resources in this new report.
The submission period for the 2019 Great American Defense Communities program is now closed. Stay tuned for the 2019 Class of Great American Defense Communities announcement in December 2018.
Innovation will provide the key to adapting to looming challenges and that begins with ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum 2019.
Despite calling for a smaller increase than in past years, the Defense Department’s fiscal 2012 budget request cannot be supported in light of the nation’s mounting debt, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee underscored at a hearing Thursday. “Given the fiscal crisis, every area of the budget is going to have to come under scrutiny and is going to have to find savings, including defense,” said Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) …READ MORE
The 1,400 soldiers and civilians scheduled to move to Shaw Air Force Base with Third Army headquarters already have provided a much-needed boost to the real estate market in central South Carolina. The median price of homes sold in Sumter last year was the highest reported in the past five years …READ MORE
All signs indicate that House Republicans and Senate Democrats will come to an agreement on another short-term continuing resolution to keep the federal government running after the current one expires next week. House leaders are set to release their version of a stopgap funding bill Friday and bring it to the floor for a vote March 15. The measure most likely will cover a three-week period, but it could last only two weeks or, possibly, four weeks …READ MORE
The not-for-profit next-door neighbor to two new office buildings in Alexandria, Va., slated to house 6,400 federal workers has sued the development’s owner, claiming it has violated its obligations under CNA’s lease by allowing the property to be turned into a military installation. CNA, which runs the Center for Naval Analyses, is seeking $30 million in damages from Duke Realty Corp. for breaching its legal duties at the Mark Center …READ MORE
The Port of Corpus Christi this week approved a letter of intent to sell the former Naval Station Ingleside for $102.1 million to a Houston firm planning to convert the site into an offshore oil exploration service center. The sale price for about 910 acres — including the 480-acre main base and 430 undeveloped acres adjacent to it — is $400,000 lower that the price Canyon Supply and Logistics agreed to last month, following the port’s sale of a piece of the property to another company …READ MORE
A proposed rule issued Thursday by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) would lift the two-year eligibility limitation for spouses of service members who become totally disabled or are killed while on active duty to take advantage of an existing non-competitive hiring authority. Many spouses, however, are not able to enter the workforce within the two-year window because they are still grieving, are enrolled in educational programs, or caring for their children or disabled spouse …READ MORE
A Durham, N.C.-based firm will be launching its career-building platform at Fort Bragg, N.C., and Fort Hood, Texas, to connect military spouses with information on careers, education and job openings. Pipeline, developed by Futures Inc., offers a comprehensive overview of nearly 1,000 careers identified by the Department of Labor …READ MORE
Sens. Claire McCaskill (D) of Missouri and Kelly Ayotte (R) of New Hampshire today were named as chair and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Armed Services’ Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee. McCaskill was elected to the Senate in 2006, and previously served on the readiness subcommittee. She replaces Evan Bayh …READ MORE