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The Washington Post - October 30, 2011, By Robert J. Samuelson
We shouldn’t gut defense. A central question of our budget debates is how much we allow growing spending on social programs to crowd out the military and, in effect, force the United States into a dangerous, slow-motion disarmament.
CQ Weekly - October 29, 2011, By Megan Scully, CQ Staff
Pentagon officials are huddling behind closed doors to trim roughly $450 billion from the Defense Department’s budget over the next decade, and if history is any guide, the most frequent questions being asked are not about military missions, U.S. strategy over the next decades or what soldiers need to fight the next war. They’re about politics.
City of Virginia Beach - October 28, 2011
The City of Virginia Beach on Thursday purchased the 18-acre London Bridge Commerce Center to protect Naval Air Station Oceana from incompatible business development.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - October 26, 2011, By Rachel Tobin
Fort McPherson, the former military base on Atlanta's Southside that closed last month, has been approved as Georgia’s third “opportunity zone” in the city's limits.
Businessweek - October 25, 2011, By Roxana Tiron
Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) -- The defense and aerospace industries are warning that the U.S. will lose 1 million jobs and $59.4 billion in wages and salaries tied to the their businesses if Congress’ supercommittee fails and automatic cuts are imposed.
Politico - October 23, 2011, By Charles Hoskinson
Pentagon leaders are hoping a mandate to cut at least $350 billion from the defense budget over the next 10 years won’t disrupt plans for a more agile, efficient and modern force that still can reach across the globe to deliver a crushing blow when needed.
October 2011 - By: Rachel Wiggins, PE, CPLO, NAS Fort Worth JRB & Tamara Cook, AICP, Principal Transportation Planner, North Central Texas COG
In an effort to ensure land use compatibility near military installations, it is important that all stakeholders have a chance to be in the review process for new projects. If the review is timely, incompatible uses can be headed off or modified before the proponent has a big investment in the project. This sort of review can be difficult in the airfield environs, where the stakeholders include multiple communities and levels of government. For those communities and governments in the vicinity of Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, a web-based tool has helped facilitate the review process.
The Gazette - October 21, 2011, By TOM ROEDER
The unemployment rate hit nearly 12 percent in September nationwide for the youngest group of military veterans, but job seekers with military backgrounds may have a leg up on their civilian counterparts with some companies.
Boston.com - October 21, 2011, By Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff
Money from defense contracts, a mainstay of the Massachusetts and New England economies, is dwindling as America pulls troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. And military expenditures in the region could drop even more dramatically as the Defense Department confronts $400 billion in budget cuts and Congress seeks more reductions in the massive US budget deficit.
FayObserver - October 20, 2011, By Drew Brooks, Staff writer
WILMINGTON - Military leaders and private contractors are meeting on the North Carolina coast today for a summit aimed at increasing opportunities for state businesses.
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