Testimony Highlights BRAC Success

The 19-page testimony on DOD’s fiscal 2016 budget request that Secretary Ashton Carter submitted to two congressional committees last week argued for a BRAC round in 2017, but it also included a nod to several communities that have successfully recovered from a base closure. The justification for a new round is clear, Carter says. “Simply … Read More

BRAC Still Required Despite Budget Deal

“The pressures that led us to request BRAC in the past don’t look like they’re going to let up in the future.” The recent budget agreement will provide the Pentagon $56 billion in budget relief compared to the discretionary spending caps over the next two years, but it doesn’t lessen DOD’s need to right-size its … Read More