Watch: SECDEF’s Climate Change Point Man Talks with ADC Live
Watch: SECDEF’s Climate Change Point Man Talks with ADC Live

It’s a “really timely moment” to be discussing climate change, Joe Bryan, special assistant to the defense secretary for climate change, said on stage Tuesday at ADC Reconnect. “We all know there’s something going on out there, and it’s not great.” Bryan also talked...

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Reconnect in Review: Day Two
Reconnect in Review: Day Two

Here are some of the moments you may have missed during the closing day of ADC Reconnect: The Army’s installation strategy, released in December, will help prepare installations for an “information-age strategy” that recognizes adversaries have found ways to bring the...

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Rep. Brown Gives DOD a B- on Diversity, Inclusion
Rep. Brown Gives DOD a B- on Diversity, Inclusion

DOD has earned a B-minus for diversity and inclusion but is on track to improve that with congressional support for more resources, Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday at ADC Reconnect. “Maybe by this time next...

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Reconnect in Review
Reconnect in Review

Here are some moments you may have missed Tuesday at day one of ADC Reconnect: “The Navy is open for business,” Vice Admiral Yancy Lindsey, commander of Navy Installations Command, said. “I think we did a pretty darn good job” of navigating the pandemic, he added,...

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OLDCC Reviewing 70 DCIP Applications, O’Brien Says
OLDCC Reviewing 70 DCIP Applications, O’Brien Says

The DOD Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation received 70 applications for Defense Community Infrastructure Program grants, the office’s director, Patrick O’Brien, said Tuesday at ADC Reconnect. OLDCC is reviewing those to determine which projects should move...

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