News & Announcements
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SUBASE, State, and Town Officials Launch Crystal Lake Road Improvement Project With ‘Eyesore’ Demolition
The Dolphin - May 9, 2013, By Lt. j.g. Phillip Chitty
GROTON, Conn. – Several SUBASE, State, and Town officials eagerly watched as the shattered bricks and rubble remnants of a dry cleaning dynasty helped lay the foundation for a mutually beneficial Navy and community improvement project.
THE LEDGER - May 5, 2013, By Tom Palmer
AVON PARK | The first purchases were announced last week in a program that environmental and military leaders hope will better protect the Avon Park Air Force Range's military operations and key conservation areas near the Kissimmee River.
Sun Journal - May 4, 2013, By Sue Book
A wind turbine permit bill that allows those advocating for clear flight paths for the military to be heard in the permitting process was overwhelmingly passed the N.C. House on Wednesday.
WHNT.com - May 3, 2013, By David Wood
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — All three school systems in Madison County will benefit from $147 million in BRAC bonds over the next ten years.
Southern Maryland Newspapers Online - May 3, 2013, By CRAIG J. RENNER
A new business incubator is coming to Charles County with the goal of turning numerous patent holders and innovators in our community and throughout Southern Maryland into growing, vibrant small businesses.
The Washington Post - May 1, 2013, By Brad Plumer
It’s hardly news when a U.S. firm moves its manufacturing operations abroad to China. But what about when a Chinese company sets up a factory in the United States?
The Associated Press - May 1, 2013, By DANICA COTO
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Thousands of activists on Wednesday celebrated the anniversary of the U.S. Navy's departure from the Puerto Rican island of Vieques 10 years ago, despite concerns that progress has been slow in cleaning up and developing a place many hoped would flourish.
Kinston.com - April 19, 2013, By Wes Wolfe
An F-15E Strike Eagle drops through the sky on a low-level training mission and encounters — a wind turbine.
With turbine blades reaching within 8 feet of F-15s on missions out of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, the proposed Pantego Wind Energy project resulted in a serious risk.
American Forces Press Service - April 12, 2013, By Amaani Lyle
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2013 – The acting deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment and his service branch counterparts presented their military construction budget requests to Capitol Hill legislators here today and made a case for another round of base realignment and closure.
The Tampa Tribune - April 10, 2013, By Ted Jackovics
TAMPA - State Rep. Dana Young said Tuesday that a state task force to which she has just been named should be attentive to a potential encroachment issue that could threaten MacDill Air Force Base’s ranking in the next round of base closures.
The News Herald - April 3, 2013, By MATTHEW BEATON
TALLAHASSEE— Military bases want a wide berth — plenty of space between them and the outside world — and the Florida Legislature wants to give it to them.
Thus a House panel cleared a bill (HB 7101) that would allow the state to buy non-conservation lands around Florida’s 20 major military installations, helping prevent “encroachment” from the rest of civilization.
AL.com - April 3, 2013, By Paul Gattis
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Several pieces of legislation impacting Madison County are expected to be considered Thursday in the State House, Rep. Mac McCutcheon said tonight.
It includes a bill that would allow local government to assist in funding for upgrades at Redstone Arsenal and another bill that would indefinitely extend Madison County's lodging tax first passed in 2004.
The Washington Post - April 1, 2013, By Marjorie Censer
When the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency building in Springfield was being built, Dilly's Deli & Grill, a Korean and American restaurant in a squat strip mall, saw plenty of new business as a steady stream of construction workers stopped in for meals.
The New York Times - March 29, 2013, By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
MELBOURNE, Fla. — The day after the shuttle Atlantis landed for the last time at the Kennedy Space Center on July 21, 2011, Angel Telles, a man with three master’s degrees, scooped up his white Mission 101 coffee mug and drove away from NASA after 24 years on the job there. The shuttle era had ended, and with it the jobs of 8,000 NASA and civilian workers who found themselves unemployed in the midst of a harsh economic downturn and a crush of home foreclosures.
UTSanDiego.com - March 28, 2013, By Michael Gardner
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has selected a number of San Diego leaders to be part of a new team charged with developing strategies to shield California from military budget cuts and base closures while at the same time promoting the state as an ideal location for new defense industry jobs.
Alamogordo Daily News - March 21, 2013, By Janessa Maxilom
Otero County and the city of Alamogordo are in a large Joint Land Usage Study with surrounding counties, cities and military instillations to find out if there are any encroachment issues.
Otero County Manager Pamela Heltner is co-chair of the technical committee that oversees the JLUS project.
Politico - March 18, 2013, By Philip Ewing
The man who ran the last round of military base closures knows better than anyone that it’s one of the toughest jobs in Washington — but he says going through with it again soon might ultimately be better than putting it off.
American Forces Press Service - March 15, 2013, By Nick Simeone
WASHINGTON, March 15, 2013 – The Defense Department possesses more real estate than it needs and is looking to close additional bases and installations in the United States and abroad, a senior DOD official told a House panel yesterday.
The Dolphin - March 14, 2013, By Ens. Phillip Chitty
GROTON, Conn. - The Executive Director of the Connecticut Office of Military Affairs (OMA) and leadership from Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE) and the Naval Submarine Support Facility (NSSF) broke ground for the construction of a new diver support facility at the base, Wednesday, Mar. 6.
City of Spokane - May 31, 2012
Letter thanks Spokane for community efforts in support of Fairchild
Spokane Mayor David Condon and Spokane County Commission Chair Todd Mielke today are releasing a letter from the Department of the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command Headquarters that further demonstrates the importance of implementing the recommendations from the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS).
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness - March 14, 2013
Mr. John Conger
Acting Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, Department of Defense
Armed Services Committee - Buck McKeon, Chairman - 2119 Rayburn HOB - (202) 225-2539 - ArmedServices.House.GovHalf of Sequestration Triggers Will Fall Directly on Defense
While some have questioned the precise distribution of the first round of cuts to security spending, no such uncertainty exists in the sequestration phase of the Budget Control Act (BCA).
White House Guidance on Allowable Contracting Costs Associated with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act
Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget - September 28, 2012
MEMORANDUM FOR THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICERS AND SENIOR PROCUREMENT EXECUTIVES OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
U.S. Government Accountability Office - September 12, 2012, GAO-12-1026T
What GAO FoundFuture overseas contingencies are inherently uncertain, but effective planning for operational contract support can help reduce the risks posed by those uncertainties. The Department of Defense (DOD) has made an effort to emphasize the importance of operational contract support at the strategic level through new policy and guidance and ongoing efforts.
U.S. Government Accountability Office - September 12, 2012, GAO-12-879R
What GAO FoundIn our view, DOD's 2012 sustainable ranges report meets the annual statutory reporting requirements that DOD describe its progress in implementing its sustainable ranges plan and any additional actions taken or to be taken in addressing training constraints caused by limitations on the use of military lands, marine areas, and airspace. DOD's 2012 report also provides updates to several elements of the plan that the act required DOD to include in its original submission in 2004.
U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) - August 6, 2012
Annual Conference of the Association of Defense Communities
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, Monterey, California, Monday, August 06, 2012
Thank you, thank you very much. I deeply appreciate that very kind introduction, John, and the opportunity to be here and my thanks to you and the entire leadership of the Association of Defense Communities for this invitation.
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment)Representing a consolidated summary of the Military Departments’ annual real property inventory (RPI) data, the Base Structure Report (BSR) – FY 2012 Baseline is a snapshot of data that is collected at the end of each fiscal year.
House Armed Services Committee - May 2, 2012
National Guard Cuts, Multiple BRAC Rounds Could Hit States Hard
Following a letter from 48 governors to Secretary Panetta to "strongly oppose the disproportionate cuts facing the Air National Guard as part of the U.S. Air Force's fiscal 2013 budget request," Chairman McKeon wrote to the governors to seek their input on cuts resulting from sequestration.
White House Press Release - April 20, 2012, By the President Of The United States of America
In the heart of California's Central Coast, the former Fort Ord encompasses a sweeping landscape of vivid beauty and rich natural diversity. One of the few remaining expanses of large, contiguous open space in the increasingly developed Monterey Bay area, this area is a rolling landscape long treasured for recreation, scientific research, outdoor education, and historical significance. Originating in the Pleistocene Epoch, ancient dunes provide the foundation for this landscape's unique array of plant and wildlife communities. The area is also notable for its historical significance, including its role in the Spanish settlement of California and in the military training of generations of American soldiers.
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) Dorothy Robyn Testifies on BRAC Before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness
Congressional Hearings - March 8, 2012
We want to welcome all of our members and our distinguished panel of experts to today's hearing that will focus on the administration's request for another base realignment and closure round. I want to begin by apologizing to all of our witnesses for the fact that we've had to delay this because of our votes. Thank you so much for your patience and putting up with that delay.
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) Dorothy Robyn Testifies on the Defense Budget Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction
Congressional Hearings - March 7, 2012
In the interest of time I will pass to my good friend, Mr. Bishop, of Georgia, for any opening remarks he'd like to make.
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.
U.S. Department of Defense - January 2012
The Defense Department’s current strategic guidance was driven by the approaching end of a decade of war, a changing technological and geopolitical landscape, and the national security imperative of deficit reduction. The Department’s investment choices for FY 2013-2017 were derived from this guidance and conform to the 2011 Budget Control Act’s requirement to reduce Defense Department future expenditures by approximately $487 billion over the next decade or $259 billion over the next five years. Reflecting these reductions, the Department will request funding of $525 billion for FY 2013, rising to $567 billion by FY 2017.
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.
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.
Pentagon Press Briefing Room - Thursday, January 26, 2012
As you know, this Department has undertaken a fundamental review of its defense strategy and spending priorities.
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.