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New Jersey's Ft. Monmouth preps for move to Aberdeen

Ft. Monmouth Garrison Manager George Fitzmaier explains how his base is pulling it off.

Tags: George Fitzmaier , Fort Monmouth , Aberdeen Proving Ground , BRAC , BRAC Impact , In Depth ,

Friday - 05/13/2011, 07:09pm EDT
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Smooth BRAC move with Army Materiel Command's 'incremental' transition

Kate Kelly, chief the BRAC office for the command, discussed how planning started the moment Materiel Command found out it would be relocating to the Redstone Arsenal.

Tags: Army Materiel Command , BRAC , BRAC Impact , Kate Kelly , Federal Drive , Fort Belvoir

Friday - 05/13/2011, 04:49pm EDT
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BRAC side effect: Greener buildings

Because of mandates requiring new DoD buildings to meet minimum requirements for environmental design, tens of thousands of Defense employees are making moves from older, energy inefficient buildings into greener ones.

Tags: BRAC , BRAC Impact , Fort Belvoir , Fort Meade , Bethesda National Naval Medical Center , LEED , U.S. Green Building Council , David Bullock , Travis Edwards , Don Carr , John Mateczun , Green buildings , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/13/2011, 08:05am EDT
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Walter Reed employee started working at age 17

Carolyn Stoneburner was 17 years old, fresh out of high school, when she started working as a secretary at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Tags: Carolyn Stoneburner , Walter Reed Army Medical Center , BRAC , BRAC Impact , Jolie Lee

Friday - 05/13/2011, 11:46am EDT
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DISA employees staying on, despite BRAC

Seventy percent of the Defense Information System Agency's workers are making the move to Ft. Meade, Md. DISA, however, is keeping the pipeline of potential new hires stocked and taking steps to improve the hiring process. Vendors also have not seen a large exit of employees, but could later this fall.

Tags: pay and benefits , industry , Jack Penkoske , David Bullock , DISA , Kathleen Smith , Clearjobs.net , BRAC Impact , telework , hiring , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 07:56am EDT
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McDonnell requests delay in Mark Center BRAC move

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has formally asked the Department of Defense to delay the full implementation of relocating 6,400 military personal to the new Mark Center in Alexandria.

Tags: BRAC Impact , Hank Silverberg , Bob McDonnell , Mark Center , In Depth

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 07:50pm EDT
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Senators will see Bin Laden photos

The Senate Intelligence Committee and Senate Armed Services committees have been granted permission to see the photographs of Osama Bin Laden after he was killed. The CIA has asked them to make an appointment to see them. President Barack Obama said last week making the photos available for public viewing because it could incite violence and be used by al Qaeda as a propaganda tool. The committee members on the other hand have top secret clearances and are bound by them and can not reveal any details about anything that is top secret.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green , Defense

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 06:44pm EDT

Pakistan Station in Limbo

The CIA declined to comment on a report that the identity of the Station Chief in Islamabad had been exposed. By all accounts the Agency seems to be suggesting it will not bring home the station chief. It was just last December that the identity of the previous station chief in Pakistan was leaked and had to be recalled immediately, for his own safety. Experts say sour relations between the U.S. and Pakistan is the reason why this kind of thing is happening. They say the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistani territory without their knowledge by U.S. forces is likely the reason behind the lack of cooperation.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green , Defense

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 06:43pm EDT

President Obama re-confirms drawdown

President Barack Obama met with troops at Fort Campbell in Kentucky to congratulate them on the success of special forces units based there that killed Al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. While there, he reiterated his intention to start pulling back U.S. forces from Afghanistan this summer, and also indicated Bin Laden's demise shows the U.S. strategy is working. The President spoke to a general military audience and then met privately with the Navy Seals that carried out the Bin Laden mission.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green , Defense

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 06:43pm EDT
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