|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 2 Mar 2011 12:07:20 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE: "BRAC" for civilian agencies|
[I think this is an excellent, long overdue idea. - LS] Obama to propose a BRAC-style consolidation of federal facilities By ANDY MEDICI Federal Times March 2, 2011President Obama today will propose formation of a BRAC-style independent commission to dispose of thousands of underutilized federal buildings. The panel is expected to recommend consolidations of federal offices and relocations of employees to further reduce the government's space needs.
The plan is the latest effort by the administration to dispose of an estimated 14,000 surplus federal properties and save an estimated $15 billion in its first three years.
Obama envisions the board - modeled after previous Base Realignment and Closure Commissions - to be comprised of seven public- and private-sector representatives whose recommendations would be decided on an up-or-down vote by Congress, according to an administration official.
... For the entire article, see http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20110302/FACILITIES02/103020303/1001 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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