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U.S. Department of Transportation - December 15, 2011, Contact: Justin Nisly, Tel.: 202-366-4570
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today that 46 transportation projects in 33 states and Puerto Rico will receive a total of $511 million from the third round of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s popular TIGER program. The announcement comes months ahead of schedule, and will allow communities to move forward with critical, job-creating infrastructure projects including road and bridge improvements; transit upgrades; freight, port and rail expansions; and new options for bicyclists and pedestrians.
al.com - December 14, 2011, By Kenneth Kesner, The Huntsville Times
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment is visiting Redstone Arsenal for the next couple of days to see how the more than 38,000-acre installation is handling its recent boom in buildings and population.
National Journal - December 14, 2011, By Julia Edwards
Ten years of war has made Fort Bragg, N.C., and the neighboring city of Fayetteville a magnet for federal support and sympathy. But as the war in Iraq comes to an end this month, base and city officials hope President Obama will use his visit on Wednesday to allay their fears about a possible dwindling of population numbers and the Pentagon lifeline that has kept the area afloat—both economically and emotionally.
The Atlantic - December 14, 2011, By August Cole
The 1990s might not have been a decade of peace, but they were for big, U.S. defense firms. After decades of working for a Defense Department oriented toward the defeat of the Soviet Union, they struggled to adjust. During the 1980s the Pentagon had spent billions of dollars on developing and improving expensive hardware -- tanks, submarines, fighter jets -- but, in the post-Soviet '90s, their appetite shrank.
Stars and Stripes - December 13, 2011, By Travis J. Tritten
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Congress is poised to freeze funding for a multi-billion-dollar realignment of U.S. military forces in Japan and Guam under a defense budget bill hammered out Monday.
Association of Defense Communities - December 11, 2011
Information from several posts about the impact of the Army’s plan to trim 8,700 civilian positions by October 2012 indicates that the move will result in the elimination of 200 or fewer positions at many installations.
U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) - December 8, 2011
The Department of Army announced today it is moving forward with plans to reduce the size of its civilian employee workforce.
dailypress.com - December 7, 2011, By David Macaulay
HAMPTON – The City of Hampton is likely to seek $6 million in state assistance to buy land around Langley Air Force Base to protect the base from another round of possible defense closures.
Bloomberg Businessweek - December 7, 2011, By Tony Capaccio
Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The White House and Pentagon are near agreement on a draft five-year defense budget that flattens expenditures though 2017, with the lowest war spending since 2004, according to an Office of Management and Budget document.
TheHill.com - December 5, 2011, By Jeremy Herb
The prospect of $600 billion in automatic defense cuts could drive an increasing number of smaller defense firms out of the industry — or out of business altogether.
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