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BRAC News

The Base Realignment and Closure process is an exercise by the federal government to determine the best use of its military installations. This includes both the closure and realignment of assets in an effort to increase efficiency within the Defense Department.

Federal buildings, old and new, go green

Treasury's building, DoD's Mark Center both get LEED Gold certification. Treasury expects to save $3.5 million by improving how the structures uses energy. DoD expects its new building to use 45 percent less water.

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:26am EST
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Congress tries to put brakes on DoD's Mark Center move

Massive spending bill includes provisions that would cap parking at the controversial office site until DoD implements traffic mitigation measures recommended by the department's inspector general.

Friday - 12/16/2011, 12:14pm EST

Moran's objections to BRAC move confirmed in new DoD IG report

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) had objected the move that he said would further exacerbate traffic in the area. Now the Army's inspector general is issuing a report this week concluding the Army used flawed traffic data to make its case for locating workers to the current location along Interstate 395.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 10:04am EST
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House committee mulls federal property sales

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the best way to dispose of nearly 90,000 vacant or underutilized federal properties. While some lawmakers see property sales as a way to generate cash, it's not clear how much the properties are actually worth.

Thursday - 07/28/2011, 05:15am EDT

Va. Gov renews effort to delay BRAC move to Mark Center

New details on travel options for feds who are fated to move to the MARC center, as part of BRAC.

Wednesday - 07/27/2011, 09:50am EDT
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DCMA zeroes in on new computing approach

Jacob Haynes, the Defense Contract Management Agency's CIO, said a zero client set up will rely totally on the cloud for all computing needs.
July 14, 2011

Friday - 07/15/2011, 01:03am EDT

Feds in a tight spot - literally

Even as Americans are getting bigger it seems their work stations and cubicles are getting smaller. So, senior correspondent Mike Causey says, you literally are in a tight space.

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:01am EDT

CBO finds bill to sell fed buildings cost-prohibitive

The President's proposal for a Civilian Property Realignment Board could cost agencies more money than the current system to dispose of unused federal property.

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 02:13pm EDT

Agencies share strategies for upgrading facilities

Our Federal Drive Discussion this month looks at what goes into planning facility upgrades. Guests include George Jakabcin from TIGTA and Lou Williams from GSA.

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 11:51am EDT
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23 Redskins players complete players-run practice

Twenty-three Washington Redskins players finished their third set of players-run practices Thursday morning with the hopes that the 14-week-old NFL lockout will be over before they have to think about working out again without their coaches.

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 03:46pm EDT

BRAC move inspires a prize-winning telework program

Nine out of ten employees at one federal office are now teleworking nine out of ten days, adding up to a whole lot of happy.

Monday - 06/13/2011, 04:00am EDT

Acquisition gets a double dose of expertise

FAI, DAU teaming together to provide contracting officers and others training and tools.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:44am EDT
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Civilian BRAC bill clears subcommittee mark-up

The legislation would save taxpayers billions of dollars, claims the bill's sponsor Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif).

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 07:02pm EDT

Gates could delay 7 BRAC actions

The FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Act would present Secretary Gates with a dealer's choice of putting up to seven BRAC actions on hold. WFED's Derrick Dortch learns more about it from Andrea Morris is the BRAC coordinator for Arlington County.

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 09:41am EDT
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BRAC traffic ... not that bad?

All the traffic news surrounding Base Realignment and Closure isn't bad. Many facilities are getting upgraded roads that should move commuters through more efficiently, WTOP reports.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 07:44pm EDT

Defense puts green in its blueprints

Contractors building facilities for the Navy and Marine Corps have to offer up some green elements in their blueprints. WFED's Jared Serbu reports.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 09:40am EDT
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Defense contractors holding job fairs

Several defense contractors are hanging out a "Help Wanted" sign.

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 08:40am EDT

New Jersey's Ft. Monmouth preps for move to Aberdeen

Ft. Monmouth Garrison Manager George Fitzmaier explains how his base is pulling it off.

Friday - 05/13/2011, 07:09pm EDT
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Smooth BRAC move with Army Materiel Command's 'incremental' transition

Kate Kelly, chief the BRAC office for the command, discussed how planning started the moment Materiel Command found out it would be relocating to the Redstone Arsenal.

Friday - 05/13/2011, 04:49pm EDT
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Walter Reed employee started working at age 17

Carolyn Stoneburner was 17 years old, fresh out of high school, when she started working as a secretary at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Friday - 05/13/2011, 11:46am EDT
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