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VA calls for its own BRAC process to close outdated facilities

The Veterans Affairs Department says it is spending $24 million per year to maintain facility space it can't use. Some of the restrictions on closing them are political, some are local, so VA thinks it needs a BRAC of its own.

Tags: Congress , VA , DoD , Robert McDonald , Helen Tierney , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/06/2015, 04:32am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The budget the Defense Department is pushing for in 2016 will help the agency start to dig out of a big backlog of deferred maintenance on military bases. But Pentagon officials say even their own plan isn't a complete solution to deteriorating facilities, and if sequestration returns next year, things will likely get much worse. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: In Depth , Jared Serbu , DoD , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 04:40pm EST
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Budget request reveals Army still in transition mode

The Army's budget request details a branch in transition, from both a military and financial perspective.

Tags: Army , DoD , budget , pay and benefits , Congress , OCO , BCA , Sequestration , Thomas Horlander , Sean McCalley

Thursday - 02/05/2015, 06:00pm EST

Pentagon to shutter 15 facilities in Europe, saving $500 million per year

Realignment won't change overall U.S. presence in Europe, but will close several facilities and add more than 1,000 personnel to support the new F-35.

Tags: DoD , John Conger , Derek Chollet , European bases , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/09/2015, 03:51am EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is likely to push for another round of Base Realignment and Closure in fiscal 2016, even though Congress has shot down the idea more than once. But there are no legal restrictions on closing bases overseas. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, DoD is moving forward to do just that.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , In Depth ,

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 04:25pm EST
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Some lawmakers growing more receptive to BRAC

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, says shrinking forces won't be enough to match sequestration-level budgets.

Tags: DoD , Army , Katherine Hammack , In Depth , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 10:39am EDT
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Panel: 2014 QDR reveals 'growing gap' between DoD mission, available resources

The National Defense Panel delivered "Ensuring a Strong U.S. Defense for the Future" an assessment of the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review put forth by the Defense Department.

Tags: DoD , Quadrennial Defense Review , workforce , Sequestration , National Defense Panel , Paul Hughes , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 08/01/2014, 04:49pm EDT
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Army spends $500 million per year on vacant facilities

The Army is the first service to begin an analysis of its excess real estate after a Congressional prohibition against even studying the subject expired. Early results show up to a quarter of its stateside infrastructure isn't being used right now, and the Army will need even less as it shrinks in size.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Army , John McHugh , John Campbell , Jared Serbu , workforce

Monday - 03/31/2014, 04:01am EDT
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Admiral: Navy is not pushing for BRAC

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert says he doesn't see a great need for the Navy to go through another round of base closures.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Jonathan Greenert

Monday - 03/24/2014, 11:39am EDT

Military facilities get shorted as part of DoD's tough 2015 budget choices

The Pentagon's 2015 budget request includes sharp cuts in funding for construction and maintenance on military bases, which congressional appropriators immediately denounced. But Defense officials say they could do a better job of maintaining military bases if they were allowed to close they ones they no longer need.

Tags: DoD , Congress , John Conger , Katherine Hammack , John Culberson , Jared Serbu , House Armed Service Committee

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 04:14am EDT
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