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DISA offers telework as an alternative to BRAC traffic

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.

Tags: BRAC , BRAC Impact , Ft. Meade , DISA , Jack Penkoske , telework

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 08:17am EDT
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Growth of bases means more creature comforts for feds

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.

Tags: BRAC , BRAC Impact , DISA , Fort Meade , Fort Belvoir , David Bullock , Dan Thomas , Don Carr , Travis Edwards , Mark Center , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 08:23pm EDT
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Cyberwarfare rules included in Defense bill

Clandestine operations in cyberspace included in 2012 Defense Authorization bill.

Tags: security , cybersecurity , defense , 2012 Defense Authorization bill , budget , budget 2012 , TRICARE , management

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 01:26pm EDT

Bethesda expected to get hit hard by BRAC traffic

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.

Tags: Walter Reed , NIH , National Naval Medical Center , BRAC , BRAC Impact , Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 10:54am EDT
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DoD benefitting from BRAC-inspired IT upgrades

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

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 10:52am EDT
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Ft. Meade commander sees more growth after BRAC

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?"

Tags: Ft. Meade , Dan Thomas , BRAC , BRAC Impact , DISA , Defense Media Activity , Defense Adjudications , Cyber Command , Army ,

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 11:01am EDT
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Survey: Feds anxiety over BRAC high

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.

Tags: BRAC Impact , BRAC , telework , collaboration , Ft. Meade , Jason Miller , DISA , Congress

Monday - 05/09/2011, 04:24pm EDT
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BRAC chair reflects on decisions, offers ideas for future

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.

Tags: Anthony Principi , BRAC , Donald Rumsfeld , BRAC Impact

Monday - 05/09/2011, 03:30pm EDT
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Traffic, security concerns surround new Mark Center

WTOP's Hank Silverberg has a preview of his BRAC Impact report on the MARC Center in Alexandria.

Tags: BRAC Impact , BRAC , Hank Silverberg , traffic , Parking , Metro , Mark Center

Monday - 05/09/2011, 11:40am EDT
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Study cites gains in DoD contract competition

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.

Tags: DoD budget , contracting , industry , contracting competition , CSIS , David Berteau , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/09/2011, 07:27am EDT
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