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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.

Survey: Feds anxiety over BRAC high

Federal News Radio conducted an online survey about how the changes to DoD's structure and facilities is affecting federal employees. Respondents expressed frustration over planning, concern over traffic, and doubt about whether moving offices will improve how they meet their mission.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 04:24pm EDT
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BRAC chair reflects on decisions, offers ideas for future

It is not inconceivable that as Congress and the administration debate the fiscal 2012 spending plan with an eye to the years that will follow, that there will be a need for another round of base realignments and closures.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 03:30pm EDT
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Coming soon: the mother of all gridlock

D.C. has the second worst traffic in the nation but if we play our cards right, we might be able to overtake Los Angeles just in time for your next visit to headquarters! Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says we've identified the problem, now check out the solution.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 02:53pm EDT
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Traffic, security concerns surround new Mark Center

WTOP's Hank Silverberg has a preview of his BRAC Impact report on the MARC Center in Alexandria.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 11:40am EDT
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BRAC Impact: the series begins

BRAC means hundreds of thousands of lives, both federal and private, are about to change.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 11:40am EDT

Part 2: Mark Center expected to create gridlock; Fort Belvoir to grow

The influx of thousands of defense workers to the Mark Center in Alexandria will change traffic patterns along Interstate 395. In southern Fairfax County, more than 20,000 workers will flood Fort Belvoir as part of BRAC.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 11:36am EDT
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How to be a more productive teleworker

Even long-time teleworkers may have overlooked ways to get more out of their telework zone.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 05:38am EDT

Coming Soon: The Mother of all Gridlock

D.C. has the second worst traffic in the nation but if we play our cards right, we might be able to overtake Los Angeles just in time for your next visit to headquarters! Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says we've identified the problem, now check out the solution.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 04:00am EDT

BRAC links and resources

Federal News Radio has compiled a list of important links and resources on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 02:00am EDT

CBO to estimate cost of real property proposal

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said he supports the administration's plan to make it easier to get rid of excess property at civilian agencies.

Friday - 05/06/2011, 06:57am EDT

Civilian BRAC gains Hill support

The Obama administration Wednesday sent lawmakers a proposed bill that would create an independent commission to dispose of thousands of pieces of federal property that agencies have designated as excess. The administration also posted online a map showing the locations of more than 7,000 of the properties.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 10:16am EDT
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Gov. McDonnell wants DoD to postpone BRAC move

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell says his state won't have enough time to prepare for the move of 6,400 Defense Department employees to the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., as part of the Base Realignment and Closure. The deadline for the move is Sept. 1.

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 02:19pm EDT

Va. officials urged to sue over Mark Center move

A new Pentagon inspector general report finds "procedural and technical weaknesses" in the Army's traffic assessment surrounding its plans to move 6,400 Defense employees to a privately owned office complex in northern Virginia. Rep. Jim Moran, whose district includes the site, said the findings provide the underpinnings for local officials to sue the Pentagon to stop the move.

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:43am EDT
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Army's BRAC traffic plan flawed

A new report finds the Pentagon used faulty data when it decided to relocate 6,400 Department of Defense workers from Crystal City to Alexandria's Mark Center as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act.

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 12:37pm EDT

Anti-bomb plan for Mark Center posted online

Security designs for the new Mark Center have been posted online. In a major breach of security, Defense officials admit a document describing the bomb-proofing security plans for the new Defense building were published on a public website for the Army Corps of Engineers.

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 10:40am EDT

Moran at 'wits end' over looming BRAC disaster

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) sees a perfect storm in the future for federal employees and anyone else trying to commute through his district as a result of BRAC. He tells Federal News Radio he's at his wits' end trying to avert a traffic disaster.

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 09:08am EDT
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CR could provide some BRAC traffic relief

The six-month continuing resolution Congress passed earlier this month was mostly about cuts, but it also included several hundred million dollars in new spending pushed through by the Maryland and Virginia congressional delegations. That money will pay to help solve some of the huge traffic problems this year's military personnel moves are expected to create around the DC area.

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 07:52am EDT
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Hotbed of critical cyber thinking emerges

A UMBC research park emerges as front line of defense in Cyberwars.

Monday - 04/18/2011, 09:30am EDT

DISA cuts ribbon on new headquarters

The Defense Information Systems Agency celebrated the ceremonial opening of its new 95-acre headquarters campus on Friday. Less than half of the 4,600 employees already work at its new headquarters at Fort Meade, Md. The agency expects the rest of its staff to move there from several northern Virginia locations by late August.

Monday - 04/18/2011, 06:58am EDT
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BRAC ramps could be blocked by study

A big plan to alleviate predicted traffic congestion around Alexandria's new Mark Center hit a major roadblock.

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 08:40am EDT
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