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With all of its members appointed, the newly created Florida Defense Support Task Force is expected shortly to begin efforts to prepare the state for a future BRAC round, attract more R&D and other defense contracting expenditures to the state, and make the state more friendly for service members and their families …READ MORE
The restructuring announced last week by the Air Force could be a prelude to further moves that eliminate a valuable R&D mission at Eglin AFB, say officials in Northwest Florida. That change makes it more likely the service would shift Eglin’s research, development, testing and evaluation function to Edwards AFB …READ MORE
Limited progress on two of the many issues slowing the planned transfer of 8,600 Marines from Okinawa to Guam strengthens the perception that the realignment remains years away. A Navy study into the impact of dredging Guam’s main harbor on coral and other marine life likely will take “several years …READ MORE
A number of lawmakers — primarily Republicans on the House and Senate Armed Services Committees — are laying the groundwork to undo the automatic spending cuts approaching $600 billion that would be imposed on the Pentagon if the congressional debt supercommittee fails to come up with a plan to slash the deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years …READ MORE
Military families are forced to deal with an array of financial issues involving homeownership, military education benefits, spouse employment, car loans and improper debt collection practices, Holly Petraeus, assistant director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office of Servicemember Affairs, told lawmakers last week …READ MORE
Newton Square, Pa.-based Balfour Beatty Communities will enter into formal negotiations toward an agreement to develop family housing at six northern Air Force bases following its selection as the highest ranked offeror. The northern group project is made up of Minot AFB, Grand Forks AFB and Cavalier Air Force Station in North Dakota; Ellsworth AFB, S.D.; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; and Cannon AFB, N.M. …READ MORE
North Carolina ranks third in the number of active-duty personnel but only takes in 1 percent of the nation’s expenditures on military contracting, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue said last week. That gap needs to be narrowed, she said at Fort Bragg during the last in a series of military summits intended to strengthen the state’s defense economy …READ MORE
One likely consequence of the budget-trimming exercise the Pentagon is conducting is a new round of base closures, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told the New York Times Friday. During an extended interview, Panetta painted a broad picture of the kinds of spending categories that would be slashed as DOD officials search for $450 billion in savings …READ MORE