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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.

BRAC side effect: Greener buildings

Because of mandates requiring new DoD buildings to meet minimum requirements for environmental design, tens of thousands of Defense employees are making moves from older, energy inefficient buildings into greener ones.

Friday - 05/13/2011, 08:05am EDT
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Walter Reed staff prepares to move entire staff, patients

Debra Edmond, Special Assistant for Civilian Personnel at the Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical, explains what it takes to move an entire hospital.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 06:22pm EDT
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Walter Reed BRAC move changes wounded warrior care

The closures of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center brings big changes for wounded warriors, military members and their families - and big money for making those changes work.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 06:17pm EDT
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Civilian BRAC effort gaining support

Congress is considering a proposal to establish an independent commission to sift through more than 12,000 excess federal properties and streamline the process of either selling or demolishing them. We get details from Representative Jeff Denham (R-Ca.).

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 03:55pm EDT
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Civilian BRAC effort gaining support

Congress is considering a proposal to establish an independent commission to sift through more than 12,000 excess federal properties and streamline the process of either selling or demolishing them. We get details from Representative Jeff Denham (R-Ca.).

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 10:40am EDT
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BRAC: How bad IS the traffic?

The Washington area, with the nation's second worst traffic, is getting more cars and more federal workers. The BRAC changes will have an impact on locals and on you when you visit for fun or business. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders if it's as bad as most people say.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 08:55am EDT

DISA employees staying on, despite BRAC

Seventy percent of the Defense Information System Agency's workers are making the move to Ft. Meade, Md. DISA, however, is keeping the pipeline of potential new hires stocked and taking steps to improve the hiring process. Vendors also have not seen a large exit of employees, but could later this fall.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 07:56am EDT
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BRAC: Musical Chairs or Symphonic Masterpiece?

The Washington area, with the nation's second worst traffic, is getting more cars and more federal workers. The BRAC changes will have an impact on locals and on you when you visit for fun or business. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders if it's as bad as most people say.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 04:00am EDT

Long-time fed looks back on 30 years at Walter Reed

Luana Kiandoli looks back at her 30-year career with Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 02:01am EDT
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McDonnell requests delay in Mark Center BRAC move

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has formally asked the Department of Defense to delay the full implementation of relocating 6,400 military personal to the new Mark Center in Alexandria.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 07:50pm EDT
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Part 7: 'Smarter' facility being built to treat war wounded

For more than a hundred years, Walter Reed Army Medical Center has been the premier facility to treat war wounded who've lost limbs. But when it shuts down, the new Walter Reed in Bethesda will assume that responsibility.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 07:22pm EDT
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Growth of bases means more creature comforts for feds

For military bases in the national capital region, forget the "closure" part of Base Realignment and Closure. The 2005 BRAC round means huge growth at bases around Washington, and along with it, a need for new infrastructure and creature comforts for the growing workforce.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 10:50am EDT
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Ft. Meade confronts transportation challenge

Bert Rice, director of transformation at Ft. Meade, who says the construction is nearly complete. Now, as he tells Federal News Radio, it's time to focus on the "transportation challenge."

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 10:40am EDT
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DISA offers telework as an alternative to BRAC traffic

In the latest installment of BRAC Impact: A Federal News Radio and WTOP In-Depth Series, Jack Penkoske discusses about the telework option to help with the transportation challenges brought on by BRAC.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 08:17am EDT
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Growth of bases means more creature comforts for feds

For military bases in the national capital region, forget the "closure" part of Base Realignment and Closure. The 2005 BRAC round means huge growth at bases around Washington, and along with it, a need for new infrastructure and creature comforts for the growing workforce.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 08:23pm EDT
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Potential BRAC traffic hot spots

Adam Tuss from our sister station WTOP explains which areas to look out for in terms of increased traffic congestion.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 07:21pm EDT
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Part 5: Impact of BRAC on military health care; Era ends at Walter Reed

The health care of wounded warriors, military members and their families in the area is about to change forever, and the change is historic. And, after 102 years, Walter Reed Medical Center will close.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 01:02pm EDT
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Ft. Meade commander sees more growth after BRAC

In a column for Federal News Radio, Ft. Meade Commander Col. Dan Thomas says, "By this fall, the official worker population of Fort Meade will have grown to more than 48,000. This is 13,000 more personnel than we had three years ago - you do the math: if BRAC growth is 5,400, who are all these other people?"

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 11:01am EDT
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Bethesda expected to get hit hard by BRAC traffic

Traffic in the Route 355 corridor around NIH is only expected to get worse after the transition of employees from Walter Reed to the National Naval Medical Center.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 10:54am EDT
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DoD benefitting from BRAC-inspired IT upgrades

Moving into a new building has allowed DISA to revamp its technology infrastructure, including consolidating circuits, servers and paper records. The Joint Task Force, National Capital Region Medical is building a new network to carry health data and applications for three services to share. Both organizations say without BRAC, these changes would have taken longer to happen.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 10:52am EDT
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