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Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said they are pleased that a higher-than-expected portion of civilian employees opted to move when their jobs relocated due to BRAC, an outcome that has eased the transition of the School of Aerospace Medicine from San Antonio to Dayton …READ MORE
The Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., and San Antonio may have to split up $300 million in federal funding for transportation improvements at medical facilities growing as a result of BRAC 2005 with a fourth candidate — the Tacoma, Wash., region. Lakewood, Wash., is applying for $5.7 million to upgrade an interchange that connects I-5 to Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord …READ MORE
Senate Republicans would like to pass several, smaller bundles of fiscal 2012 spending bills, rather than combining all 12 measures needed to fund the federal government into one gigantic omnibus. At this point, it is not clear which approach Senate Democrats favor …READ MORE
Maryland is trying to become the “epicenter” of the nation’s cyber security efforts, the state’s top economic development official said last week. The Pentagon’s decision to establish U.S. Cyber Command headquarters at Ft. Meade one year ago creates enormous potential for business development …READ MORE
The Air Force last week closed on a deal with Forest City Military Communities to privatize family housing at the service’s four Southern Group bases — Arnold AFB, Tenn.; Charleston and Shaw AFBs, S.C.; and Keesler AFB, Miss. The deal, valued at $308.1 million in development costs, provides new and renovated housing for 2,185 military families using only $23.4 million in appropriated funds …READ MORE
In his last day in office, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn III delivered a speech warning of the pitfalls associated with a defense slowdown. Past efforts to fortify the nation’s finances by slashing defense spending have failed, he said …READ MORE
A new study by the Pew Research Center documents the growing gap between military personnel and the general public. Some 84 percent of post-9/11veterans say the public does not understand the problems faced by those in the military or their families …READ MORE