- March 23, 2018
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With a significant portion of military installations reporting they have experienced impacts related to climate change, House and Senate appropriators are asking the Government Accountability Office to prepare a study on the potential facilities sustainment costs DOD will incur as a result of damage caused by sea-level rise and other climate change impacts. Lawmakers alsoREAD MORE
Last week was “South Georgia Loves Moody” week as local leaders held a series of events to showcase the community’s support and appreciation for Moody AFB. The special week was organized to celebrate South Georgia being named to the 2018 class of Great American Defense Communities (GADC). At the week’s kickoff event, attended by moreREAD MORE
The defense portion of the fiscal 2018 omnibus spending bill released Wednesday provides $230 billion for operations and maintenance (O&M), a 6 percent increase over last year’s allocation. The account includes a $580 million boost for facility sustainment, restoration and modernization programs above the administration’s budget request, according to a bill summary from the SenateREAD MORE
Congressional leaders agreed to terms on a massive fiscal 2018 spending bill Wednesday that is expected to put an end to six months of funding the government through continuing resolutions (CRs), but first they will see if they can clear the $1.3 trillion measure before the existing stopgap runs out Friday at midnight. The HouseREAD MORE
The fiscal 2018 omnibus spending bill unveiled Wednesday includes $654 billion for DOD, representing a $61 billion increase over FY 2017 and the largest year-over-year increase in defense funding in 15 years. The department’s $589.5 billion base budget would be its largest since the end of World War II, Todd Harrison, director of defense budgetREAD MORE
The Navy is establishing a new office to accelerate improvements in the department’s business operations, officials announced Tuesday. The new office of the chief management officer will replace the current deputy undersecretary for management and will be composed of “a small team of highly skilled experts and change agents,” according to a memo from UndersecretaryREAD MORE
House and Senate lawmakers failed to wrap up negotiations on the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill Tuesday, raising the prospect they will need to advance a sixth continuing resolution to keep the government open when the current one expires Friday at midnight. Congressional leaders indicated they were nearing the end of talks, but about a dozenREAD MORE
The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a two-day summit to address the risks posed by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a category of man-made chemicals found it a variety of products including firefighting foam previously used by the military. The summit, which will be held May 22-23 in Washington, will provide an opportunity for participantsREAD MORE