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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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James Mattis Asks Congress to Authorize New BRAC Round

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called on Congress to authorize another round of base realignment and closures, DoD Buzz reported Friday. “We have studied shortcomings of previous rounds and are confident the savings generated by a new BRAC in 2021 would save $2 billion or more annually,” Mattis wrote in the …

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Lucian Niemeyer: DoD Supports Draft Senate Bill to Authorize New BRAC Round

Lucian Niemeyer, newly appointed assistant defense secretary for installations, has said the Defense Department backs a Senate bill that would push for a new round of base realignment and closures, Washington Examiner reported Tuesday. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), SASC ranking member, …

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House OKs $696B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2018

The House voted 344-81 Friday to pass a defense spending bill that would allocate $621.5 billion in defense base budget and $75 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Friday. The House’s 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would set up a space-focused military branch and …

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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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