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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

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.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Mark Center , FHA ,

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

Budget deal could mean better commutes

After the dust settles with the congressional budget battle, would you believe that your commute could actually improve because of the budget deal?

Tags: Fort Belvoir

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 02:26pm EDT

DISA's telework helps take a bite out of BRAC

Reducing traffic at Fort Meade relies on telework.

Tags: technology , Telework Center , telework , Polycom , Suzanne Kubota , DISA , Fort Meade

Monday - 04/11/2011, 04:00am EDT

Assessment needed for I-395 near Mark Center

The environmental assessment that needs to be done will impact the move of 6,400 defense workers to the Mark Center in Alexandria.

Tags: Hank Silverberg , Mark Center , Seminary Road

Sunday - 04/10/2011, 10:26pm EDT
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