Tag Archives: Base Realignment and Closure

Independent Board Considers Options to Reduce Federal Civilian Real Estate Footprint

The Public Build Reform Board conducted its first meeting to try to identify at least five excess federal civilian properties to sell within six months to generate savings, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. The independent board, which was established through 2016 Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act, will need to send its recommendations to the Office of Management and Budget for evaluation and approval.

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Policy Experts Call for More Base Closures to Boost DoD Savings

A bipartisan group that represents policy experts has called on Congress to approve a new round of base realignments and closures, or BRAC, as a way to help the Defense Department eliminate unneeded military facilities and save money, Military.com reported Tuesday. The Project on Government Oversight told members of the …

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Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham: Army Needs Another Round of Base Closures

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, U.S. Army assistant chief of staff for installation management, has told lawmakers that the Army needs another round of base realignment and closure, or BRAC, to remove excess facilities and redirect maintenance funds toward other readiness efforts. Bingham told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on military construction, veterans affairs and …

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John Conger: DoD Willing to Consider BRAC Process Modification

John Conger — acting assistant defense secretary for energy, installations and environment — has said the Defense Department is willing to look into revising its Base Realignment and Closure process to obtain the authorization it seeks from Congress, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “There were a sufficient number of criticisms …

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Katherine Hammack: Army Faces Base Realignment, Closures Amid Budget Cuts

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for installations, energy and environment, said in a congressional hearing last week that the service needs to implement base realignment and closures in 2017 to balance costs and readiness. J.D. Leipold reports Thursday on the Army website that Hammack told the House Armed Services Committee readiness …

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John Conger: Pentagon’s BRAC Plan Targets Savings, Efficiency

John Conger, acting assistant defense secretary for energy, installations and environment, told a House appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday that another round of base realignments and closures would help save money, DoD News reported Wednesday. Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. writes Conger said the U.S. Army and Air Force found the military …

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Army’s Katherine Hammack: Governors, Congress Open to BRAC

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill and state governors are starting to become more open to the idea of allowing the Defense Department to realign and consolidate military bases, an Army assistant secretary has told Federal News Radio. Shefali Kapadia writes that Katherine Hammack — assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment — …

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