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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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Robert Work: Congress ‘Reluctant’ to Accept Pentagon’s BRAC Proposal, Modernization Hit Under Sequester

Congress has been reluctant to accept the Defense Department‘s proposal for another Base Realignment and Closure Round the Pentagon believes could help it reallocate funds toward modernization and readiness initiatives, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said Tuesday in Washington. Work told an audience of GovCon industry leaders at the Newseum …

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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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Senate Committee Rejects DoD BRAC Proposal; Robert Hale Comments

The Senate Armed Services Committee has rejected the Pentagon’s request Thursday to hold a new round of military base closures due to its high up-front cost, Federal News Radio reports. Jared Serbu writes that the base realignment and closure proposal, included in the 2014 Defense authorization bill, was also rejected …

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Ashton Carter Repeats Pentagon Request for New BRAC Round

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter reiterated Tuesday the Pentagon’s request for another Base Realignment and Closure Commission round in an effort to help reduce the department’s budget, GovExec reports. Charles Clark writes Congress rejected that proposal last year along with the Pentagon’s fiscal year 2014 budget request to adjust military …

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Katherine Hammack: Army Needs 2015 BRAC Round

Katherine Hammack, Army assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment, asked the House Appropriations Committee on Friday for another base realignment and closure round in fiscal year 2015. Hammack testified to the panel that the Army needs to cut down supporting infrastructure in keeping with the 14 percent reduction in …

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Robert Hale: Pentagon Plans 6% Workforce Cut Through 2018

The Defense Department plans to reduce the size of its civilian workforce by between 40,000 and 50,000 positions over the next five years and those cuts could come in conjunction with another round of base closures, according to Defense Comptroller Robert Hale. Marine Corps Times reports the workforce cut would …

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GAO: 2005 BRAC Round Cost $14.1B Over Expectations

The Defense Department spent an estimated $14.1 billion more than expected during its most recent round of Base Realignment and Closures, according to recent Government Accountability Office report. BRAC costs for this round totaled $35.1 billion, 67 percent more than the Pentagon’s original prediction of $21 billion, auditors found. GAO …

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