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JFCOM contractors await closure details

Leaders of the Joint Forces Command in Virginia are planning to meet with contractors this week discuss what the command's closure will mean for their businesses. If all goes according to plan, the lights will be turned out at JFCOM for the final time in a little more than a year.

Tags: DoD , JFCOM , contracting , industry , Robert Gates , DoD budget , Kaufman and Canoles , Federal Capture Consulting , Terry Murphy , Butch Bondoc , Scott Rigell , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 07:53am EST

Most JFCOM layoffs will be contractors

Gen. Ray Odierno, the commander of the soon to be shuttered Joint Forces Command said Wednesday that the vast majority of jobs lost in JFCOM's closure would be contracted positions. Most of the command's civilian and uniformed billets will be moved into a newly-created two-star command or transferred to individual military services.

Tags: DoD , JFCOM , contracting , Robert Gates , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 07:01pm EST

JFCOM closure timeline begins to take shape

Gen. Ray Odierno, the current commander of Joint Forces Command, said the organization will likely cease to exist within the next year. He will finish an implementation plan to shut the command down and transfer its remaining functions within the next 45 days.

Tags: DoD , JFCOM , Robert Gates , Mark Warner , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/17/2011, 03:41pm EST

JFCOM rebranding, downsizing, but not closing

A memorandum signed by the president Thursday night gives DoD the green light to formally shut down the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said about half the command's functions will stay in the Norfolk area, while Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner's office said JFCOM would be revamped and renamed.

Tags: management , DoD , Congress , JFCOM , Robert Gates , Mark Warner , Kevin Hall , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/07/2011, 04:38pm EST
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