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Study: Defense spending means 56,000 Indiana jobs

Associated Press - October 7, 2011

A new report says that federal military and security spending resulted in $4.4 billion in contracts for Indiana companies last year, although analysts expect sites across the state will face more competition with expected Defense Department budget cuts.

Navy and The Nature Conservancy Partnering to Help Conserve Dabob Bay

Program protects underwater testing range

The Nature Conservancy - October 6, 2011

SEATTLE — The Navy and The Nature Conservancy have entered into a five-year agreement that benefits the environment and protects the Navy’s underwater research range on Dabob Bay.

Fort Meade an Economic Engine for West County

CroftonPatch - October 4, 2011, By Sina Kniseley

BRAC is only the beginning of an anticipated growth surge that will continue to fuel opportunities for businesses and individuals for years.

Lt. Governor Writes About Maryland’s BRAC Preservation Initiative for Tax Credit Advisor Magazine

mdhousing - October 4, 2011

Washington – Lt. Governor Anthony Brown describes the MD-BRAC Preservation Initiative in the October 2011 issue of Tax Credit Advisor Magazine, a national monthly publication produced in association with the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association.

Air Force Seeks Wider Buffers Around Silos

October 4, 2011, By Peter Johnson

Local government officials are weighing ways to allow energy development without infringing on needed security response and communications at Malmstrom Air Force Base's 165 missile sites.

Job Creation Key to Navy's Transfer of Alameda Point to City for Free

AlamedaPatch - October 3, 2011, By Dixie Jordan

Alameda's Reuse and Redevelopment Authority expected to approve terms on Oct. 5.

What's bad for America's unemployed — the lack of jobs — was a boon for Alameda last week as the U.S. Navy agreed to transfer the entire 918 acres of Alameda Point to the city for free.

Base Cashes in on BRAC Build-up

October 3, 2011, By Jordan Burgess

FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) - The massive amount of moves is enough to make your head spin, but 272 truck loads and 1,277 new jobs later, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base appears to have come out ahead when it comes to the Base Realignment and Closure program.

Bracing for a Post-BRAC World

As the Pentagon’s massive base realignment winds down, builders seek new contracts

Gazette.Net - Maryland Community News Online - September 30, 2011, by Lindsey Robbins, Staff Writer

While many construction companies around the U.S. were struggling to land contracts in the last few years, Rockville’s Foulger-Pratt was building the $50 million Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

BRAC Recommendations Complete, Benefits for San Antonio Ongoing

www.army.mil - September 27, 2011

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 27, 2011 -- After $3.4 billion in construction and an estimated $8.3 billion in positive economic impact to the city of San Antonio, the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, recommendations are complete.

Edge on Employment: What's Next After BRAC?

Capital Gazette Communications - September 27, 2011, By KIRKLAND J. MURRAY, For The Capital

For more than six years, Anne Arundel County has been talking about the military's Base Realignment and Closure process as a major economic factor and creator of jobs surrounding Fort George G. Meade. As of Sept. 15, BRAC was officially done. The questions remain: Was BRAC the job accelerator we envisioned? Will there be a continuing affect of BRAC on our area? Are there still BRAC jobs out there?