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Defense Industry Leaders Express Concern About Impacts of Defense Sequestration on Their Employees, Companies and America's Security

U.S. Senator John McCain, Arizona - September 10, 2012

Washington, D.C. – In response to letters from U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John Cornyn (R-TX), thirteen of the nation’s largest defense contractors expressed serious concern about the potential impacts of defense sequestration on their employees and their companies, as well as America’s security.

Defense Firms United on Sequester Fears, but Divided on Issuing Layoff Notices

The Hill - September 10, 2012, By Jeremy Herb

The CEOs of 13 top defense contractors told Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that the looming threat of sequestration is already dragging on the defense industry, in what is the clearest window yet into industry thinking about the budget cuts.

Defense Firms Say Layoff Warnings Loom

Politico - September 9, 2012, By Austin Wright

Dismayed at a returning Congress still struggling to avert automatic budget cuts, defense contractors could soon alert thousands of employees their jobs are at risk.

Program Offers Options For Residents Living Near Base

The Spokesman-Review - September 7, 2012, By Mike Prager

Airway Heights has announced a program to build new affordable housing in an effort to clear out a neighborhood directly under the runway approach to Fairchild Air Force Base.

Backing BRAC

Government Executive - September 1, 2012, By Amanda Palleschi

Congressional resistance to the base closure and realignment process appears to have worn down Pentagon officials, at least for the moment. “I understand that now is not the time for a [new] BRAC round,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said during an Association of Defense Communities conference in Monterey, Calif., in early August.

EO 124: Protecting Military Installations by Ensuring the Compatibility of State Action with Military Needs

State of North Carolina, Office of Governor Bev Perdue - August 17, 2012

EXECUTIVE ORDER 124

PROTECTING MILITARY INSTALLATIONS BY ENSURING THE COMPATIBILITY OF STATE ACTION WITH MILITARY NEEDS

WHEREAS, North Carolina is the home of six major Department of Defense (DOD)/Department of Homeland Security (DHS) installations: Coast Guard Station, Elizabeth City; Fort Bragg; Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point; Marine Corps Air Station New River; Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune; and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base as well as other DOD/DHS activities, properties and organizations; and

Panetta, Defense Industry Leaders Meet To Discuss Sequestration

DefenseNews.com - July 24, 2012, By Marcus Weisgerber

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and a diverse group of more than two-dozen CEOs continued discussions of how $500 billion in cuts to military spending would impact the defense industry and DoD and potential courses of action Congress might take to avert the reductions.

Cascade County to Consider Military Zoning Area

Great Falls Tribune - July 17, 2012, By KARL PUCKETT

Cascade County is proposing height restrictions on new development in the vicinity of Malmstrom Air Force Base flight paths and facilities.

Republican Senators Eye Loophole Fix to Avert Mandatory Pentagon Cuts

The Hill - July 10, 2012, By Alexander Bolton

Six Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee have signaled they would consider using revenue from closing tax loopholes to avert pending cuts to the military.

Defense Cuts of $500 Billion Vex Officials as Ax Nears

Bloomberg News - July 2, 2012, By Laura Litvan

Overseeing a series of mandated U.S. budget cuts in the 1980s and 1990s, former White House official Barry Anderson was none too popular with agency officials as he insisted that the reductions be applied uniformly.