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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.
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.
Clandestine operations in cyberspace included in 2012 Defense Authorization bill.
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.
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.
Tags: BRAC , BRAC Impact , DISA , Army , Jason Miller , technology , Henry Sienkiewicz , Chuck Chapdelaine , Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical , Navy , Air Force , Ft. Meade , records management , IP network , health IT , data center consolidation
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?"
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.
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.
WTOP's Hank Silverberg has a preview of his BRAC Impact report on the MARC Center in Alexandria.
Researchers at the Center for Strategic and International Studies find trends toward more competition in Defense Department contracting between 1999 and 2010. The Washington think tank also found DoD also had increased the use of fixed price contracting.