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BRAC Impact

The Defense Department is spending more than $35 billion to move 123,000 employees and change the makeup of more than 8,000 bases across the country under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative. In our special report, BRAC Impact: A Federal News Radio and WTOP In Depth Series, we explore the effect moving hundreds of thousands of workers across DoD will have on the military and the contractors that support them.

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BRAC cost 67 percent more than DoD's original estimates, GAO finds

The BRAC Commission of 2005 had estimated one- time costs would be $21 billion. The actual cost was $35.1 billion. In contrast, DoD spent $25 billion for the four previous BRAC rounds combined, GAO said.

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 03:44pm EDT

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

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

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.

Friday - 05/13/2011, 04:49pm 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.

Friday - 05/13/2011, 11:46am 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.

Friday - 05/13/2011, 08:05am EDT
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Walter Reed staff prepares to move entire staff, patients

Debra Edmond, Special Assistant for Civilian Personnel at the Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical, explains what it takes to move an entire hospital.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 06:22pm EDT
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Walter Reed BRAC move changes wounded warrior care

The closures of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center brings big changes for wounded warriors, military members and their families - and big money for making those changes work.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 06:17pm EDT
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Civilian BRAC effort gaining support

Congress is considering a proposal to establish an independent commission to sift through more than 12,000 excess federal properties and streamline the process of either selling or demolishing them. We get details from Representative Jeff Denham (R-Ca.).

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 03:55pm EDT
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Civilian BRAC effort gaining support

Congress is considering a proposal to establish an independent commission to sift through more than 12,000 excess federal properties and streamline the process of either selling or demolishing them. We get details from Representative Jeff Denham (R-Ca.).

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 10:40am EDT
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BRAC: How bad IS the traffic?

The Washington area, with the nation's second worst traffic, is getting more cars and more federal workers. The BRAC changes will have an impact on locals and on you when you visit for fun or business. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders if it's as bad as most people say.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 08:55am EDT

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.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 07:56am EDT
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BRAC: Musical Chairs or Symphonic Masterpiece?

The Washington area, with the nation's second worst traffic, is getting more cars and more federal workers. The BRAC changes will have an impact on locals and on you when you visit for fun or business. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders if it's as bad as most people say.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 04:00am EDT

Long-time fed looks back on 30 years at Walter Reed

Luana Kiandoli looks back at her 30-year career with Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 02:01am 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.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 07:50pm EDT
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Part 7: 'Smarter' facility being built to treat war wounded

For more than a hundred years, Walter Reed Army Medical Center has been the premier facility to treat war wounded who've lost limbs. But when it shuts down, the new Walter Reed in Bethesda will assume that responsibility.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 07:22pm 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.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 10:50am EDT
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Ft. Meade confronts transportation challenge

Bert Rice, director of transformation at Ft. Meade, who says the construction is nearly complete. Now, as he tells Federal News Radio, it's time to focus on the "transportation challenge."

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 10:40am EDT
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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.

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.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 08:23pm EDT
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Potential BRAC traffic hot spots

Adam Tuss from our sister station WTOP explains which areas to look out for in terms of increased traffic congestion.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 07:21pm EDT
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