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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.

Tags: Army , Defense , DoD , Mark Center , Jim Moran , inspector general , traffic , newsstand , Suzanne Kubota

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

Pentagon IG: Faulty data used in BRAC's Mark Center decision

The Pentagon's inspector general says the Army failed to take into account current and projected rush hour traffic when it decided to relocate 6,400 defense workers to Alexandria.

Tags: Mark Center , Colleen Kelleher , Neal Augenstein

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 08:29am EDT

Despite BRAC's federal funding, N. Va. will feel traffic pain

Traffic patterns across the region will start changing in the fall when thousands of military workers re-locate as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Plan.

Tags: Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 03:38pm 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.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Mark Center , security , Defense , 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.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , training , Federal Supervisor Training Act , Jim Moran , traffic , Suzanne Kubota , pay and benefits , pay freeze

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 09:08am EDT

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.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Transportation , Fort Belvoir , Bethesda National Naval Medical Center , Jim Moran , Barbara Mikulski , Ben Cardin , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 07:52am EDT

Transportation funds for BRAC won't help in short term

Thousands of military workers and military patients will be moving soon to new facilities in Maryland and Virginia under the military Base Realignment and Closure Plan. And, local leaders say that $300 million in transportation money will not help end gridlock in the short term.

Tags: Montgomery County , Hank Silverberg

Monday - 04/18/2011, 05:34pm EDT

Hotbed of critical cyber thinking emerges

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

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Contracting ,

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.

Tags: DoD , DISA , Fort Meade , Carroll Pollett , Barbara Mikulski , NSA , U.S. Cyber Command , David Bullock , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 04/18/2011, 06:58am EDT
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