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Department of Defense and Federal Agency Documents
White House Guidance on Allowable Contracting Costs Associated with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act
Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget - September 28, 2012
MEMORANDUM FOR THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICERS AND SENIOR PROCUREMENT EXECUTIVES OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
U.S. Government Accountability Office - September 12, 2012, GAO-12-1026T
What GAO FoundFuture overseas contingencies are inherently uncertain, but effective planning for operational contract support can help reduce the risks posed by those uncertainties. The Department of Defense (DOD) has made an effort to emphasize the importance of operational contract support at the strategic level through new policy and guidance and ongoing efforts.
U.S. Government Accountability Office - September 12, 2012, GAO-12-879R
What GAO FoundIn our view, DOD's 2012 sustainable ranges report meets the annual statutory reporting requirements that DOD describe its progress in implementing its sustainable ranges plan and any additional actions taken or to be taken in addressing training constraints caused by limitations on the use of military lands, marine areas, and airspace. DOD's 2012 report also provides updates to several elements of the plan that the act required DOD to include in its original submission in 2004.
U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) - August 6, 2012
Annual Conference of the Association of Defense Communities
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, Monterey, California, Monday, August 06, 2012
Thank you, thank you very much. I deeply appreciate that very kind introduction, John, and the opportunity to be here and my thanks to you and the entire leadership of the Association of Defense Communities for this invitation.
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment)Representing a consolidated summary of the Military Departments’ annual real property inventory (RPI) data, the Base Structure Report (BSR) – FY 2012 Baseline is a snapshot of data that is collected at the end of each fiscal year.
House Armed Services Committee - May 2, 2012
National Guard Cuts, Multiple BRAC Rounds Could Hit States Hard
Following a letter from 48 governors to Secretary Panetta to "strongly oppose the disproportionate cuts facing the Air National Guard as part of the U.S. Air Force's fiscal 2013 budget request," Chairman McKeon wrote to the governors to seek their input on cuts resulting from sequestration.
White House Press Release - April 20, 2012, By the President Of The United States of America
In the heart of California's Central Coast, the former Fort Ord encompasses a sweeping landscape of vivid beauty and rich natural diversity. One of the few remaining expanses of large, contiguous open space in the increasingly developed Monterey Bay area, this area is a rolling landscape long treasured for recreation, scientific research, outdoor education, and historical significance. Originating in the Pleistocene Epoch, ancient dunes provide the foundation for this landscape's unique array of plant and wildlife communities. The area is also notable for its historical significance, including its role in the Spanish settlement of California and in the military training of generations of American soldiers.
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) Dorothy Robyn Testifies on BRAC Before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness
Congressional Hearings - March 8, 2012
We want to welcome all of our members and our distinguished panel of experts to today's hearing that will focus on the administration's request for another base realignment and closure round. I want to begin by apologizing to all of our witnesses for the fact that we've had to delay this because of our votes. Thank you so much for your patience and putting up with that delay.
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) Dorothy Robyn Testifies on the Defense Budget Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction
Congressional Hearings - March 7, 2012
In the interest of time I will pass to my good friend, Mr. Bishop, of Georgia, for any opening remarks he'd like to make.
U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces Fourth Round of Funding Under Highly Successful TIGER Program
U.S. Department of Transportation - January 31, 2012, Contact: Justin Nisly, Tel.: 202-366-4570
Following President Obama's call in his State of the Union address for greater infrastructure investment as part of “An America Built to Last,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the availability of funding for transportation projects under a fourth round of the popular TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant program. TIGER 2012 will make $500 million available for surface transportation projects having a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or region.
U.S. Department of Defense - January 2012
The Defense Department’s current strategic guidance was driven by the approaching end of a decade of war, a changing technological and geopolitical landscape, and the national security imperative of deficit reduction. The Department’s investment choices for FY 2013-2017 were derived from this guidance and conform to the 2011 Budget Control Act’s requirement to reduce Defense Department future expenditures by approximately $487 billion over the next decade or $259 billion over the next five years. Reflecting these reductions, the Department will request funding of $525 billion for FY 2013, rising to $567 billion by FY 2017.
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, BRAC PMO Public Affairs/Communications Office - January 26, 2012, Contact: Melanie Ault
Byline - CEIBA, PUERTO RICO
Dateline - Jan.26
Body The Department of the Navy today transfers 992 acres of the former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads (NSRR), Puerto Rico, to the Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) for NSRR through an Economic Development Conveyance (EDC). An EDC is an authority provided to the military services to dispose of property for the purposes of job generation.
U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) - January 26, 2012
Note: This event immediately followed a Major Budget Decisions Briefing presented by Defense Secretary Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dempsey.
DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ASHTON CARTER: OK, well, welcome again.
Pentagon Press Briefing Room - Thursday, January 26, 2012
As you know, this Department has undertaken a fundamental review of its defense strategy and spending priorities.
General Martin E. Dempsey - Thursday, January 26, 2012
Thank you, Mr Secretary.
Just a few weeks ago, we released a new defense strategy. It is a strategy that keeps America safe. It represents clear strategic choices in the context of a persistently dangerous and increasingly competitive security environment. These choices are reflected in the President’s proposed defense budget for the next fiscal year.