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The Energy Department should consider adopting a “BRAC-style” commission to consolidate and realign its laboratory and technology complex, according to a list of possible recommendations included in a special report issued by the department’s inspector general last week. Support costs for the department’s lab complex represent between 35 and 40 percent of the labs’ $10.4 billion annual operating cost, and, as a result, “may be unsustainable …READ MORE
Despite the relative ease with which the Senate was able to advance a “minibus” for three of the government’s 12 fiscal 2012 spending bills, the most likely scenario for clearing the remaining measures is a massive, nine-bill omnibus. Rep. Harold Rogers, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, described the strategy Wednesday …READ MORE
Democrats will not go along with a Republican effort to reverse the automatic spending cuts that would go into effect if the congressional supercommittee fails to strike a deficit-reduction deal by Nov. 23, Majority Speaker Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said. Reid’s comment follows a similar threat President Obama made last week, and both point to the pervasive sense on Capitol Hill …READ MORE
The Federal Highway Administration has awarded $450,000 to the state of Virginia to implement a dynamic ridesharing program to address BRAC-related traffic in the Washington region. Through a range of cash incentives, the value pricing program will recruit 500 drivers and 1,000 riders, focusing on employees whose commutes were affected by BRAC …READ MORE
A House-Senate conference committee hashing out differences between the two chambers’ versions of three fiscal 2012 spending bills ditched language urging the Economic Development Administration to provide support to defense communities affected by BRAC closures or mission growth through its various economic development assistance programs …READ MORE
ADC has been working with its members and the House Agriculture Committee to reverse a legislative change that has prevented states and communities from applying funds from a DOD program for combating encroachment at military installations to a similar program in the Agriculture Department intended to protect farmland from development …READ MORE