|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 6 Feb 2014 13:37:05 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE: "DoD pushing Congress, communities for 2017 base closures"|
DoD pushing Congress, communities for 2017 base closures By ANDY MEDICI Military Times February 6, 2014The Defense Department is preparing to ask for a round of base closures in 2017 and is making the case to defense communities and lawmakers, according to Army officials.
Paul Cramer, deputy assistant secretary for installations and partnerships, said the Army is also working with the rest of the Defense Department on the possibility to include a BRAC authorization in the upcoming 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It is not yet decided whether DoD will officially ask for its inclusion in the legislation, but there are indications that it will be part of the DoD budget request to be announced in March.
He said Army officials such as Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, have been meeting one-on-one with members of Congress to make the case for base closings that could significantly cut costs.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.federaltimes.com/article/20140206/MGMT02/302060006/DoD- pushing-Congress-communities-2017-base-closures
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