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Defense News - December 17, 2012, By Zachary Fryer-Biggs
Not long ago, the industrial base policy office at the Pentagon was relegated to afterthought status during years of booming defense spending. Allocation of resources takes a back seat when the money is seemingly unlimited. But with budgets facing a serious squeeze, industrial base policy has come roaring back as a critical component of defense strategy. Every major acquisition decision is now being considered through the prism of base impact, and every potential merger or acquisition carefully reviewed for possible harm to competition.
ArmyTimes - December 15, 2012, By Russ Bynum, Associated Press
SAVANNAH, Ga.--With nine bases contributing an estimated $20 billion to the state's economy each year, Georgia has good reason to want to protect its investment in the military--and good reason to be nervous about the coming years.
The Washington Post - December 14, 2012, By Eric Yoder
Washington-area members of the House will ask their colleagues to reject a Senate plan that could result in about a 5 percent loss of Defense Department civilian positions, along with a similar cut in contractor jobs.
The News Herald - November 4, 2012
If tourism is the fuel that powers Florida’s economic engine, the military is the motor oil that keeps things running smoothly. The state’s 20 military installations provide a $60 billion economic impact and contribute 686,000 jobs. That’s especially relevant in Northwest Florida, including Bay County, which is home to Tyndall Air Force Base and Naval Support Activity Panama City.
DEFCON Hill - November 4, 2012, By Carlo Munoz and Jeremy Herb
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will likely get half of what he wants Congress to deliver during the lame-duck session, but a deal to stave off devastating defense cuts under sequestration may not be part of that plan, defense analysts and congressional sources tell The Hill.
Daily News - October 25, 2012, By DUSTY RICKETTS
MILTON— The No. 1 reason military bases close or missions move to other locations is encroachment.
Santa Rosa County commissioners on Thursday accepted the final version of the Eglin Air Force Base Small Area Studies report on encroachment, and will begin discussing its implementation in the near future.
The Island Packet - October 25, 2012, By PATRICK DONOHUE
A long-planned program to limit growth around Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort has been praised by a state planning group, just days before its launch.
Capital Gazette - October 23, 2012, By KIRKLAND J. MURRAY
The federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative has led to a more technical and knowledge-based workforce that is fueling the economy and Fort George G. Meade is the epicenter of Anne Arundel County growth.
American Planning Association, South Carolina Chapter - October, 23, 2012
Mercury News - October 22, 2012, By Peter Hegarty
ALAMEDA -- The California State Lands Commission has approved a land exchange with the city that Alameda officials are hailing as a "milestone" in the redevelopment of the former U.S. Navy base since it will pave the way for creating a public trust for property along the waterfront.
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