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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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Report: Pentagon To Push For More BRAC Rounds

The Defense Department is pushing to conduct two additional rounds of base closures and realignments, Andy Medici writes for Military Times. The Pentagon is prohibited from proposing or planning a BRAC round for 2013 under the defense authorization bill passed in the House on May 18, Medici noted. A Senate …

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Pentagon Asks Congress to Approve New BRAC Round

The Defense Department asked Congress for approval to perform two Base Realignment and Closure rounds throughout the next two years, American Forces Press Service reported. The Pentagon is looking to close military bases in both the U.S., where it needs congressional approval, and overseas, where it does not need approval. …

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Pentagon Planning Intel Facility at Former NGA Bethesda Site

The Defense Department is planning to set up an intelligence-gathering hub at the former Bethesda, Md. home of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Washington Business Journal reports. The Army Corps of Engineers and the Defense Intelligence Agency are working on the large-scale project, which could take nearly five years. The …

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William Cohen Warns Congress Don’t ‘Hollow Out’ Military

Former Defense Secretary William Cohen is realistic about the future of the U.S defense budget. “There are ways to go about cutting the defense budget and we will have to,” he said at a Sept. 29 speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “Our force structure under the circumstances is …

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ExecutiveGov’s Need-to-Reads

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community. Wrap-up of Gen. Alexander’s Cybercom Hearings Cyber news and analysis website (and ExecutiveGov sister site) The New New Internet has an interesting wrap-up of NSA Director and U.S. Cyber Command …

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Fort Meade: BRAC to the Future

Fort Meade and other Maryland communities could see a rush of incoming workers as area businesses ramp up efforts in the wake military base reorganizations, according to a report in The Washington Post. The Pentagon’s BRAC plan, or Base Realignment and Closures, involves the shifting of resources and services from …

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