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Gov. McDonnell wants DoD to postpone BRAC move

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell says his state won't have enough time to prepare for the move of 6,400 Defense Department employees to the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., as part of the Base Realignment and Closure. The deadline for the move is Sept. 1.

Tags: BRAC , DoD , Bob McDonnell , WTOP , Ask the Governor , Jim Moran , Jolie Lee , Virginia

Tuesday - 04/26/2011, 02:19pm EDT

Provisions would delay BRAC move, cap parking

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote later this week on a bill that includes a provision to delay the move of 6,400 workers to the Mark Center in Alexandria.

Tags: Hank Silverberg , Secretary of Defense

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 12:23am EDT

Alexandria imposes parking restrictions in anticipation of BRAC move

It's going to be very hard to find a parking space in the neighborhoods adjacent to the new Mark Center after September 15, unless you live there and that's apparently what the residents want.

Tags: Alexandria , Bill Euille , parking restrictions , BRAC

Sunday - 05/15/2011, 11:56am EDT

Delay possible in Mark Center BRAC move

A change in the National Defense Authorization Act now moving through Congress would allow the Secretary of Defense the power to delay seven BRAC moves for a year.

Tags: Jim Moran

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 08:44pm EDT

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 , DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 07:50pm 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 , DoD , Ft. Meade , Ft. Belvoir , DISA , David Bullock , Dan Thomas , Don Carr , Travis Edwards , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 10:50am 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: DoD , BRAC , BRAC Impact , DISA , Fort Meade , Fort Belvoir , David Bullock , Dan Thomas , Don Carr , Travis Edwards , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 08:23pm 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 , DoD , BRAC , Hank Silverberg , traffic , Parking , Metro ,

Monday - 05/09/2011, 11:40am EDT
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Part 4: A traffic 'meltdown' waiting to happen?

When Stewart Schwartz, executive director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, takes a look at the local BRAC sites -- the Mark Center, Fort Belvoir, Quantico Marine Base, Bethesda Naval and Fort Meade -- he sees a "meltdown."

Tags: BRAC , Fort Belvoir , Quantico Marine Base , Bethesda Naval , Fort Meade , Adam Tuss , DISA

Monday - 05/09/2011, 03:35pm EDT
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Part 2: Mark Center expected to create gridlock; Fort Belvoir to grow

The influx of thousands of defense workers to the Mark Center in Alexandria will change traffic patterns along Interstate 395. In southern Fairfax County, more than 20,000 workers will flood Fort Belvoir as part of BRAC.

Tags: BRAC , Hank Silverberg , Colleen Kelleher , Fort Belvoir

Monday - 05/09/2011, 11:36am EDT
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