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A panel of industry and labor experts from the private sector and government met this week at an event sponsored by the U.S. Naval Institute and the Military Officers Association of America to discuss how they can collectively address …READ MORE
After six years, nearly $18 billion in spending and the relocation of 20,000 civilian positions, the Army successfully carried out the BRAC 2005 recommendations by the Sept. 15 deadline, the Army News Service reported. The Army was responsible for 47 percent of the entire BRAC program, resulting in the service’s largest organizational transformation since World War II …READ MORE
New guidance coming from the White House seeks an additional $25 million in long-term Defense Department cuts in addition to the $464 billion in cuts already being sought, according to defense analyst Loren Thompson of the Lexington Institute…READ MORE
Smaller school districts outside of Fort Drum, N.Y., are increasingly forming support groups for the students of military families. Unlike the larger districts that neighbor the North Country post, these districts previously did not have large populations of military students …READ MORE
In a bid to prevent overwhelming traffic congestion in northern Virginia, the region’s congressional delegation is asking DOD for enhanced oversight of its plan to mitigate the impact of moving 6,400 DOD civilian employees to Alexandria’s Mark Center. “We are concerned that the department’s occupation plan is going forward before the appropriate transportation improvements and mitigation measures are in place …READ MORE
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown this week responded swiftly to a commentary disparaging the state’s efforts to make the transportation improvements needed to accommodate a burst of growth at five installations. Despite the severe economic downturn, the state invested $3.5 billion in transportation, higher education, school construction and other infrastructure projects in counties affected by BRAC …READ MORE
The Pentagon’s effort to consider strategic tradeoffs involved in trimming the department’s budget by about $400 billion over the coming decade should be finished this fall, but an assessment of how DOD would respond to the prospect of significantly deeper cuts is not being contemplated, according to a recent letter from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and OMB Director Jacob Lew …READ MORE
The Senate Appropriations Committee is 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. “The committee encourages EDA to provide the most efficient and effective assistance to defense growth communities and communities impacted by closures based on urgency and level of need …READ MORE