Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Major cuts require notice

The Defense Department will be required to provide Congress two weeks notice before reducing by more than 1,000 the number of military personnel at an installation, under language in the final version of the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill approved by Congress last month. DoD also will need to submit a justification and evaluation of the local strategic and operational impact of the reduction in forces. The requirement will not apply during a BRAC round. (Source: Defense Communities 360, 01/02/12) Gulf Coast note: The Gulf Coast is home to multiple military bases, including aviation-related activities.