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The information below is for general awareness only and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment or the Department of Defense as a whole.

Denise Turner Roth: GSA Program Aims to Match Federal Real Estate, Local Development Goals

November 20, 2015 – ExecutiveGov, By Marie-Louise Hoffman

The General Services Administration has kicked off its Economic Catalyst Initiative with a three-city tour as the agency works to align federal construction, leasing and relocation programs with local development efforts.


Study: Region lost $782 million in defense contract cuts from 2010 to 2012; defense-reliant firms urged to diversify, reposition

November 19, 2015 – The Tribune-Democrat, By Kecia Bal

A new report quantifies the extent of loss in area defense contracts – more than $700 million in a two-year span – and urges local companies to innovate and diversify.


Watch Live at 2 p.m. EST: Defense Secretary to Speak About Force of the Future Reforms

November 18, 2015 – U.S. Department of Defense

November 18, 2015 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is scheduled to deliver a speech at George Washington University announcing personnel reforms as part of his Force of the Future initiative. Check back to watch the event live on defense.gov.


Sheppard gate project funding to go before City Council

November 16, 2015 – Times Record News (Witchita Falls), By Claire Kowalick

Bringing together common values and goals, the Wichita Falls City Council will consider a resolution to aid a project near the Sheppard Air Force Base main gate.


The Building Blocks of Customer-Centric Government

November 16, 2015 – Governing, By Pedro Nava, David Beier

With new tools at their disposal, governments have the opportunity to create a golden age of citizen engagement. That could do a lot for trust in government.


Rep. Sam Farr, Defense Communities Ally, to Retire from Congress

November 13, 2015 – Association of Defense Communities (ADC), By Dan Cohen

California Rep. Sam Farr (D), a champion for defense community issues on both the national and local level since entering Congress more than 22 years ago, announced Thursday that he plans to retire at the end of his term.


Navy Taps Sandberg to Sponsor and Christen its Newest Submarine

November 12, 2015 – Government Executive, By Amy Wang

Sheryl Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook, a prominent activist, a bestselling author—and the new public face of the US Navy.

The Navy has chosen Sandberg to sponsor and christen its newest submarine, the AP reports. The role, though always given to a woman, has traditionally been taken on by the wives of senior officials or politicians who have strong ties to the Navy.


Obama Stresses Country’s Debt to Veterans

November 11, 2015 – U.S. Department of Defense, By Jim Garamone

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, Va., November 11, 2015 — Americans must do more than simply recognize what veterans mean to the country one day a year, President Barack Obama said here today.


Army drawdown: 37,000 civilian jobs cut, thousands more to come

November 11, 2015 – Army Times, By Michelle Tan

The Army has reduced the number of full-time civilian positions in its ranks by 37,000, with more cuts to follow in the next two years.


AF strengthens ties with community through partnership program

November 10, 2015 – U.S. Air Force, By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force Community Partnership Program (AFCP), one of the 13 Make Every Dollar Count initiatives launched by the Air Force, is currently working with 51 installations and local communities to improve and strengthen community and Air Force partnerships.