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For leading Maryland’s efforts to accommodate BRAC mission growth at five installations, estimated to generate 60,000 new jobs, Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has been named Elected Official of the Year by ADC. After BRAC 2005 became law, Gov. O’Malley appointed Brown chair of the Governor’s BRAC Subcabinet, assigning him the critical task of crafting and implementing a plan to ready the state’s physical infrastructure and human capital …READ MORE
The chairman and a minority member of the Senate subcommittee overseeing federal real estate are asking eight federal agencies to outline their plans for selling excess real estate. Tom Carper, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, and Rob Portman sent letters Wednesday to the agencies requesting they identify their excess properties and describe existing plans to reduce the cost of owned and leased property …READ MORE
Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn announced Thursday his intention to step down following a two-decade career of government service. At the request of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Lynn agreed to remain until a successor is nominated and confirmed, actions expected to be completed by the fall …READ MORE
Military spouses who are licensed health care professionals can start work sooner after being transferred to Florida under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Rick Scott. The law allows military spouses to receive a temporary state license in their health care profession while they wait for a permanent one …READ MORE
ADC members will have an opportunity to vote on two new candidates seeking to join the board of directors during the Annual Conference in Norfolk. The two new candidates are Jeff Giangiuli, vice president for business development at CALIBRE, and Mike Hayes, director of military and federal affairs at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development …READ MORE
The Greater Omaha Chamber has been selected by ADC as the Active Base Community of the Year, a tribute to the organization’s ability to build partnerships among community and industry leaders, government representatives, and local military officials in the name of advancing the missions at Offutt Air Force Base and supporting its personnel. The chamber’s support for Offutt has taken many forms …READ MORE
To address a shortfall in health care facilities at many Army installations experiencing rapid growth, the service needs to expand its capacity to handle medical needs, especially for families and children, according to the report accompanying the FY 2012 military construction and veterans affairs spending bill the Senate Appropriations Committee approved June 30. The committee recommends the Army surgeon general work with Installation Management Command to ensure that adequate facilities …READ MORE