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.
Read the official press release and learn more about the Great American Defense Communities program.
ADC’s 2019 Annual Report provides a look back at 2018 and shares exciting 2019 news and updates.
Only one week remains to submit your ideas for sessions at the ADC 2011 Annual Conference in Norfolk, Va. All ADC members, our military and federal partners, and representatives of other government agencies are encouraged to submit proposals by the April 8 deadline …READ MORE
Ship repair firms in northeast Florida likely will be able to handle the maintenance requirements of a nuclear aircraft carrier if one is homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., in 2019 as the Navy plans, GAO concluded earlier this week. Florida lawmakers lauded the study, citing it as further evidence that the Navy should carry out its preliminary decision to move a nuclear-powered carrier from Norfolk to Mayport …READ MORE
Democrat and Republican leaders continue to wrangle over the exact amount of spending cuts and other details as lawmakers try to reach agreement on how to fund the government for the next six months and avert a federal shutdown. The $33 billion compromise over the level of spending cuts in fiscal 2011 reported yesterday may not be the final figure …READ MORE
The California Assembly this week approved legislation requiring the state’s utilities to generate 33 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2020, a requirement that sets a sizzling pace for the rest of the country and is expected to attract renewed investment by providers of wind, solar, geothermal and other alternative energy sources. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is expected to sign the measure into law, which raises the state’s renewable portfolio standard from the existing 20 percent requirement …READ MORE
State officials would explore the feasibility of establishing a university in northeastern Maryland to instruct students in high-tech fields needed at Aberdeen Proving Ground such as engineering and systems analysis, under legislation passed by the House of Delegates last week. The measure would create a task force that would consider creating a new school or expanding an existing facility in Aberdeen called the Higher Education and Applied Technology center …READ MORE
Brooklyn officials are worried that the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to move its North Atlantic Division headquarters from Fort Hamilton to Manhattan could lead to the eventual closure of the installation. “[The departure] will diminish our military significance and that’s the only thing that counts,” the chairman of the post’s community support organization …READ MORE
The Pentagon’s contribution to reducing the federal deficit primarily is the product of shedding excess overhead, improving business practices, reducing personnel costs and changing economic assumptions, Comptroller Robert Hale told the Senate Armed Services’ Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee Tuesday. Of the $78 billion in five-year savings DOD has proposed to trim from the top line of its budget from fiscal 2012 through FY 2016, only $10 billion involves warfighting capability …READ MORE