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Experts: DoD Could Slash 150K Jobs

Federal Times - December 4, 2011, By SEAN REILLY

A reduction in force. More base closings and consolidations. Big cuts to defense intelligence agencies.

How the Pending Defense Cuts Could Play Out

Army Times - December 3, 2011, By Lance M. Bacon

Congress’ failure to make a deficit deal could cut the number of soldiers by up to 25 percent, leaving the smallest Army since just before World War II.

N.Y. Adjutant General Speaks at First New York Defense Working Group Meeting

Congressman Tim Bishop - December 2, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, U.S. Representatives Timothy Bishop (D-NY) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) convened the inaugural meeting of the New York Defense Working Group, welcoming guest speaker Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York and commander of the New York Army and Air National Guard.

Effort to Allow Land Swaps Benefiting Bases Renewed

azcentral.com - December 1, 2011, By Howard Fischer

Saying Arizona can't afford to lose its military jobs, a veteran state lawmaker is making yet another bid to persuade voters to let the state trade away lands if the move helps preserve bases.

The Impact of BRAC

Virginia has fared better than expected

VirginiaBusiness.com - November 30, 2011, By Tim Loughran

It’s been six years since Congress approved the fifth (and most recent) round of military Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) cutbacks. On Sept. 15, all building projects and personnel relocations were supposed to be done. In Virginia, however, a fair amount of work remains unfinished.

Fitch: US Defense Firms Face Tough Choices Regardless Of Cuts

The Wall Street Journal - November 30, 2011, By Ben Fox Rubin, Dow Jones Newswires

Regardless of whether Department of Defense cuts materialize as are currently planned in the coming years, Fitch Ratings said defense contractors face increasingly difficult decisions over where to spend their cash, as revenue growth moderates and free cash flow generation weakens.

Obama Gets Defense Plan to Cut $450 Billion From Future Budgets

Bloomberg Businessweek - November 30, 2011, By Roxana Tiron

Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) -- The Pentagon has given President Barack Obama a draft of its strategic budget review, one of the final steps before the Defense Department releases the results, according to an administration official who was not authorized to speak on the record.

McDonnell to End 2 Agencies, 19 Boards; Dozens More to be Merged in New Government Reform Plan

The Washington Post - November 29, 2011, By Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will eliminate two state agencies and 19 boards and commissions and consolidate more than two dozen more through mergers as part of his two-year government reform initiative.

Study: Defense Spending is ‘Weak Job Engine’

DoD Buzz - November 29, 2011, By Philip Ewing

Pentagon and Hill defense advocates have all kinds of numbers about the economic benefits of defense spending, and the potential consequences if it’s cut deeply: More than a million jobs lost. Ten percent unemployment. Key industrial capabilities lost forever.

Encroachment Causes Safety Risks in East Miramar

Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System - November 28, 2011, By Lance Cpl. Erica Disalvo

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRIMAR, Calif. -- Random police patrols have increased on East Miramar aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar due to encroachment by the public and acts of vandalism to historic sites located in the area.