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Republican lawmakers appear increasingly willing to consider significant cuts in defense spending as part of the ongoing negotiations over legislation needed to raise the nation’s borrowing limit, particularly as the two parties reached an impasse last week over including measures to raise tax revenue. So far, defense spending has been an obstacle during the talks …READ MORE
The Air Force should consider the relative operational costs of aircraft that may vary among candidate bases when evaluating where to locate a new mission or activity, according to the report of the Senate Armed Services Committee accompanying the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill it approved June 17. Such an evaluation should include the costs associated with the additional flying time resulting from a base’s relative distance to training areas …READ MORE
A Department of Labor National Emergency Grant awarded last week to Maryland will assist more than 6,500 civilian defense employees, contractors and military spouses affected by BRAC. The $7.7 million grant will allow the state and the District of Columbia to help job seekers navigate the federal hiring process and compete for BRAC and other federal jobs across the region …READ MORE
Investment by California’s redevelopment agencies could remain on hold for several years as state officials wrangle over legislation that would either eliminate them or severely restrict their funding. Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the fiscal 2012 budget plan the legislature sent him, but the fate of two bills approved as part of the Democrats’ budget package that seek to overhaul redevelopment programs has yet to be decided …READ MORE
DOD’s desire to conserve energy and increase its reliance on renewable sources has not been matched by the funding it has made available, according to a report from the National Defense Industrial Association’s annual energy symposium. And so while the military looks to the private sector for financing, DOD’s tentative commitment means many industry members still are waiting on the sidelines …READ MORE
House appropriators last week gave a ringing endorsement to congressional efforts to establish a BRAC-like process to dispose of thousands of unneeded federal properties. “The committee believes a civilian property BRAC is a meritorious idea and deserving of serious consideration,” lawmakers stated in the committee report accompanying the fiscal 2012 financial services spending bill …READ MORE
Almost 75 corporations and private employers are slated to join a DOD partnership intended to improve the chances for military spouses to find employment. Microsoft, Home Depot and Starbucks are among the companies that have signed onto the initiative DOD will launch next week …READ MORE