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    ADC’s 2019 Annual Report provides a look back at 2018 and shares exciting 2019 news and updates.

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  • Private Sector Collaboration Key to Meeting Army’s Energy Goals

    Partnering with the private sector will help the Army achieve net zero energy installations, Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary for installations, energy and the environment, told the Army News Service last week. The Army is relying on a host of approaches to reduce carbon emissions and cut energy costs at installations — power-purchase agreements, enhanced use leasing, energy savings performance contracts and utilities energy service contracts …

  • Central Pennsylvania Base is Vital Part of Region’s Economy

    With almost 4,500 personnel, Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg, located outside of Harrisburg, Pa., is responsible for an estimated $800 million annual economic impact across six counties. Amid talk about the possibility of another BRAC round, the Central Penn Business Journal takes a detailed look at how the base fuels the region’s economy, including the retail businesses supported by the base’s payroll, and the suppliers and contractors that rely on it for a substantial share of their work …

  • Ft. Ritchie Developer Recognizes $28M Loss on Investment

    Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT), the company planning to convert the former Fort Ritchie in north central Maryland into a mixed-use development, last week said it would mark down the value of its $28 million investment in the site to zero. The Columbia, Md.-based developer’s decision to recognize the non-cash loss comes after the Army revealed it had tested tactical herbicides, including Agent Orange, at the post …

  • Budget Deal Done, But Details Still Closely Held

    Appropriations staff continued to work Monday to turn Friday’s last-minute compromise over fiscal 2011 spending into legislation while the rest of Washington, D.C., catches its breath after coming within 90 minutes of witnessing a federal government shutdown. Final language for the deal, which cuts $38 billion from previous spending levels, was expected to be released Monday night …


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