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Some lawmakers growing more receptive to BRAC

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, says shrinking forces won't be enough to match sequestration-level budgets.

Tags: DoD , Army , BRAC , In Depth , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 10:39am EDT
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Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations

Shrinking force size and changing force structure are two reasons the Defense Department continues to push for another round of base realignment and closure. The Army will likely shrink the most of any of the services, and they are already returning 21 locations to their home countries in Europe. But most members of Congress still oppose another BRAC round in the States. Katherine Hammack is Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and Environment. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said the Pentagon is making some progress.

Tags: Army , DoD , In Depth

Monday - 08/18/2014, 04:14pm EDT
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Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations

Assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, Katherine Hammack, is back from a round of visits to Army bases to see how they're dealing with climate change. She says readiness is dependent upon how they prepare for a future of limited energy resources. She explained what she saw on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Army , DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:06pm EDT
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Army breaks ground on DoD's biggest solar project to date

The Fort Huachuca, Ariz., solar project will provide the Army with renewable energy at no additional cost to the government. The solar panels are expected to provide 18 megawatts of electricity, enough to light a small-sized city.

Tags: DoD , Army , Fort Huachuca , Amanda Simpson , Green government , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 04:12am EDT
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Military facilities get shorted as part of DoD's tough 2015 budget choices

The Pentagon's 2015 budget request includes sharp cuts in funding for construction and maintenance on military bases, which congressional appropriators immediately denounced. But Defense officials say they could do a better job of maintaining military bases if they were allowed to close they ones they no longer need.

Tags: DoD , Congress , BRAC , John Conger , John Culberson , Jared Serbu , House Armed Service Committee

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 04:14am EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - February 19, 2014

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jonathan Salant , Bob Silverman , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 09:10am EST

Military bases balance 'Army Strong' with 'Army Green'

Military bases are earning the "green" title for doing their part to preserve and protect the environment. The Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards recognize bases that balance Army mission with sustainable practices.

Tags: Green government , DoD , Army , Federal Drive , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 02/21/2014, 07:36am EST
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In Depth Show Blog - October 23, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Andrea Armani , Tony DeCristofaro , Bob Tobias , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 05:26pm EDT

Army, private sector solve energy problems together

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy and Environment, joins Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions

Tags: Army , DoD , Energy , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 06:34pm EDT
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Keeping the office on track is key to management in shutdown mode

Managing what's left of the office during a government shutdown can be difficult, but keeping morale high and refocusing the agency's agenda is critical in shutdown mode.

Tags: government shutdown , management , Bob Tobias , Army , Nicole Ogrysko

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 01:08pm EDT
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