2005 CPEO Installation Reuse Forum Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 21 Jun 2005 11:47:09 -0000
Reply: cpeo-irf
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.


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Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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