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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.
Harford County, Md., should encourage the use of tax increment financing and loan guarantee programs as a way to help developers obtain bank loans needed to build housing, offices and commercial space needed to prepare for the growth coming to Aberdeen Proving Ground, according to a new report released by a special commission established by the county executive …READ MORE
In a memo circulated to senior DOD officials earlier this week, Defense Secretary Robert Gates outlines a series of cost savings and efficiency initiatives that will be implemented by September and save the department $13.6 billion over five years. Developed by internal study groups formed last fall, the “Track Four Efficiency Initiatives Decisions Memo” includes 48 pages of specific plans to save funds across the entire department. The memo outlines plans for disestablishing U.S. Joint Forces Command, eliminating personnel positions and reducing overall contractor support …READ MORE
In recognition of the innovative efforts of Maryland’s BRAC Subcabinet to help the state prepare for new missions associated with the latest base closure round, the effort received the Achievement Award for State Agency Public Service from the Maryland chapter of the American Society for Public Administration this week. Signature achievements among the subcabinet’s initiatives included establishing BRAC zones to provide financial incentives to areas that are expecting growth due to BRAC, easing the school transfer process for military children, and funding $2.8 million for higher education grants …READ MORE
The Navy plans to turn over about 1,500 acres at Naval Air Station Brunswick between June and November, a timeline that means more than two-thirds of the 3,200-acre installation would be conveyed the same year that it closes. The property — which includes much of the base housing, portions of the airfield that have not yet been conveyed and the base golf course — will have been cleaned up sufficiently to meet environmental requirements …READ MORE
Island Palm Communities, the Army housing privatization project covering seven facilities in Hawaii including Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield, has exceeded 7,000 occupied homes, the largest of any Army residential community. As of February, project developer Lend Lease Public Partnerships had completed 3,290 new units and 1,141 renovations, bringing the total number of homes to 7,003 …READ MORE
Sunflower Redevelopment LLC will suspend operations at the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant by this summer due to the mounting cost of environmental cleanup, the latest setback in a 14-year saga filled with difficulties. Last week, the project’s citizens advisory board learned that the Army would not commit to spending an additional $100 million on cleanup, after previously spending $109 million to remove arsenic, lead, mercury and other contaminants …READ MORE
Party leaders Wednesday were increasingly optimistic about their chances to reach an agreement on a full-year fiscal 2011 spending bill. The news comes as many lawmakers expressed frustration over the repeated use of continuing resolutions to fund the federal government. On Thursday, the Senate is expected to pass the stopgap spending bill the House approved earlier this week to keep the federal government running through April 8 …READ MORE
Northern Virginia is slated to receive $20 million in funding from the Pentagon to pay for road improvements needed to accommodate increased traffic resulting from the opening of the Army’s Mark Center site in Alexandria, Va., Rep. Jim Moran (D) told the city council last week. The money would fund short and medium-term fixes to prevent congestion from worsening …READ MORE