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Helping Communities Help Themselves

OEA equips communities with information, procedures, technical, and financial assistance needed.
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OEA works with communities to minimize the consequences of defense impacts.
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OEA’s Compatible Use Program promotes cooperative planning efforts among military installations, ranges and military training corridors and surrounding communities.
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OEA provides growth management planning assistance to State and local governments.
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Defense Spending by State FY13

The Defense Spending by State Fiscal Year 2013 report examines U.S. defense spending in FY 2013 at the state and local levels for the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

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New Grants Regulations are Now In Effect

On December 19, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Defense (DoD) along with other Federal grant making agencies issued a joint interim final rule which implemented OMB’s Uniform Guidance for Administrative...

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Video Resource Library: The Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) on Compatible Use

Working to better serve the needs of areas affected by major defense program changes, OEA has created a YouTube Channel to share video resources, including customer stories and core technical assistance programs, in five- to six-minute...

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Steps all communities can take now: Lessons from OEA at the IEDC Federal Forum

For more specific information about OEA’s assistance programs – please visit Compatible Use (JLUS), BRAC or Defense Industry Adjustment (DIA). Related: See the full conference schedule and speaker bios from IEDC Federal Forum...

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Video Feature: OEA on Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)

Working to better serve the needs of areas affected by major defense program changes like base realignment and closure (BRAC), OEA has created a YouTube Channel to share video resources, including customer stories in five- to six-minute...

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In the News

  • With or without BRAC, DoD’s footprint is shrinking

    April 8, 2015 – Federal News Radio, By Jared Serbu In each of the past four years, the Pentagon has proposed a new round of base closures and Congress has rejected every one so far. But with or without lawmakers’ approval, the military’s footprint is shrinking. The Defense Department has hinted...

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  • Not Your Grandfather’s Factories

    Governing (Voices of the Governing Institute), By Anne Kim – April 8, 2015 It’s not easy for manufacturing to attract the younger, skilled workers that it needs. We need to focus on both the educational pipeline and public perceptions. For much of the past 30 years, the American public’s view of...

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  • Improving Public Services: The Secrets of Award-Winning Cities

    April 6, 2015 – Governing, By John M. Kamensky Local governments, their citizens and community interest groups all want better service delivery, and more than ever are looking to technology to make that happen. But technology alone won’t work. What cities that have been recognized for innovations...

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  • Looming Army cuts fill Texas leaders with dread

    April 4, 2015 – San Antonio Express-News, By Sig Christenson Automatic federal spending cuts over the last three years have hurt several Texas cities with large military installations — part of the budget sequester that will reduce the size of the Army by 80,000...

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  • IMCOM leaders set sights on 2025

    April 2, 2015 – Hawai’i Army Weekly (Army News Service) SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Army Installation Management Command top leaders held a conference, here, for garrison commanders and command sergeants major to set a collective course for IMCOM 2025 and Beyond.

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  • Budgets Signal Sequester Cuts Here to Stay

    March 30, 2015 – Defense News, By John T. Bennett WASHINGTON — What to do about sequestration is one issue House and Senate negotiators can skip as they craft a compromise 2016 federal budget blueprint. That’s because spending resolutions approved last week by the House and Senate both leave the...

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