ADC is launching a new program at this year’s summit with a focus on the ideas and issues that are key to strengthening the foundation of readiness for our military and communities.
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ADC’s 2019 Annual Report provides a look back at 2018 and shares exciting 2019 news and updates.
Negotiators raced against the clock to find a middle ground on funding the government for the remainder of fiscal 2011, but despite apparent progress narrowing the differences between the two parties, a final deal is not yet in sight. After emerging late Thursday from the second White House meeting convened by President Obama on the day, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that talks would continue through the night …READ MORE
Guidance issued Thursday by Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn outlined in broad terms how a government shutdown would impact the department, but did not include many details as to what activities would be suspended if Congress fails to fund federal operations beyond midnight Friday. “Civilians will be briefed by their supervisors by Friday, April 8, as to whether their work and responsibilities fall into excepted or non-excepted status …READ MORE
The deadline to submit your ideas for sessions at the ADC 2011 Annual Conference in Norfolk, Va., has been extended to April 13. All ADC members, our military and federal partners, and representatives of other government agencies are encouraged to submit proposals …READ MORE
The Navy has received 20,000 public comments about its plan to add thousands of acres to Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, many opposed to losing more than half of a recreational area used by off-highway vehicles. The loss of the riding area poses a significant threat to the economy of Southern California’s Johnson Valley …READ MORE
A consortium of 600 leading U.S. employers Wednesday unveiled a comprehensive online program to help transitioning service members and military spouses identify job openings. The military family feature allows spouses, dependents and caregivers to locate new employment based on the installation they are assigned to. The tool provides a list of employment opportunities on the individual’s base and in surrounding communities …READ MORE
Following a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday intended to assess whether a BRAC-like process could help the federal government eliminate thousands of excess properties and save taxpayers billions of dollars, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), chairman of the panel, said he would move ahead with plans to introduce legislation authorizing the government to establish a civilian BRAC commission. “I am glad that the Office of Management and Budget agrees with my goals for a civilian BRAC commission and I look forward to working with the administration to move a bill through Congress to save billions of taxpayer dollars …READ MORE
With less than three days before a government-wide shutdown could begin, negotiators from both parties continued discussions over an agreement to fund federal operations for the remainder of fiscal 2011. At press time, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) were scheduled to meet with President Obama for the second consecutive day in hopes of finding a compromise …READ MORE
Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn is developing guidance for the military services and defense agencies outlining how they should plan for a potential shutdown of the federal government. The guidance, scheduled to come out shortly, would help officials determine what missions are essential and what personnel would be needed to carry them out …READ MORE