|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||21 Jun 2005 11:47:09 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-IRF] Northern Virginia offices|
Defense Workers Tell Legislators They Won't Move Residents Urged To Voice Objections
By Spencer S. Hsu Washington Post June 21, 2005
Defense workers and contractors said yesterday that a Pentagon plan to shift 23,000 military jobs from inside the Capital Beltway would prompt skilled workers to abandon government employment before disrupting their families' lives.
At a town meeting attended by about 300 people at George Mason University's law school in Arlington, every person who queued up to speak opposed the provision within the Defense Department's national streamlining plan, with several saying it would hamper the military's mission and raise costs by triggering a "brain drain" of employees now working in leased office space in Arlington County and Alexandria near the department's Pentagon headquarters.
The Pentagon's plan was announced last month and cited economic and security reasons for consolidating jobs away from Washington and its close-in suburbs.
For the entire article, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/20/AR2005062001248.html
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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