Blue Ribbon Task Force


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


Inside Tobyhanna Army Depot

Officials at the Tobyhanna Army Depot have allowed Newswatch 16 to get a look at some of what they actually do. We got a rare look inside our area’s largest employer. If there is anyone who can tell us about the change and growth at Tobyhanna Army Depot in Monroe County, it’s Frank Zardecki. “This … Read More


Despite Deal, Pentagon Must Cope With Budget Woes

Despite Spending Deal, Pentagon Must Cope with Long-Term Budget Pressure Top DOD officials and defense hawks for the most part breathed a sigh of relief after congressional leaders reached a budget deal offering the Defense Department $56 billion above the spending caps in fiscal 2016 and 2017. Beyond the agreement’s window, though, defense officials will … Read More


House GOP Split On Sequestration

CAPITOL HILL: Tensions within the GOP over the mandatory budget caps set by the Budget Control Act burst into the open today. The chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee repeatedly warned colleagues and the leaders of the Air Force this morning that they had no choice and must live within the Budget Control Act’s … Read More

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Our Mission

The Blue Ribbon Task Force works to enhance the military value of Tobyhanna Army Depot and the Pocono Mountains region. We work closely with the local, regional, state and national governments, regional chambers, development authorities, and other interested parties to ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of Tobyhanna Army Depot and economic development throughout the region.