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U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces Fourth Round of Funding Under Highly Successful TIGER Program

U.S. Department of Transportation - January 31, 2012, Contact: Justin Nisly, Tel.: 202-366-4570

Following President Obama's call in his State of the Union address for greater infrastructure investment as part of “An America Built to Last,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the availability of funding for transportation projects under a fourth round of the popular TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant program. TIGER 2012 will make $500 million available for surface transportation projects having a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or region.

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Navy Transfers Nearly 1,000 Acres to Puerto Rico

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, BRAC PMO Public Affairs/Communications Office - January 26, 2012, Contact: Melanie Ault

Byline - CEIBA, PUERTO RICO

Dateline - Jan.26

Body The Department of the Navy today transfers 992 acres of the former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads (NSRR), Puerto Rico, to the Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) for NSRR through an Economic Development Conveyance (EDC). An EDC is an authority provided to the military services to dispose of property for the purposes of job generation.

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Major Budget Decisions Briefing at the Pentagon

U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) - January 26, 2012

Note: This event immediately followed a Major Budget Decisions Briefing presented by Defense Secretary Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dempsey.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ASHTON CARTER: OK, well, welcome again.

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Statement on Fiscal 2013 Budget

Pentagon Press Briefing Room - Thursday, January 26, 2012

Good afternoon.

As you know, this Department has undertaken a fundamental review of its defense strategy and spending priorities.

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Budget Decisions Press Statement

General Martin E. Dempsey - Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thank you, Mr Secretary.

Just a few weeks ago, we released a new defense strategy. It is a strategy that keeps America safe. It represents clear strategic choices in the context of a persistently dangerous and increasingly competitive security environment. These choices are reflected in the President’s proposed defense budget for the next fiscal year.

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