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November 20, 2017
Coast Guard Academy Aims to Cut Its Energy Use in Half
The Coast Guard Academy is kicking off the largest energy savings project in the history of the Department of Homeland Security, designed to reduce the 85-year-old campus' energy consumption by 48 percent.

November 16, 2017
Submarine Maker Scopes State For Skilled Workers
Submarine maker Electric Boat has run into a challenge amid its biggest hiring push since the Cold War: finding enough qualified workers in a small state crowded with defense contractors.

November 15, 2017
Navy Only Interested in Stable 2-A-Year Attack Boat Build Rate
Despite Congressional Authority to Buy More
The Navy's undersea warfare division is eyeing a stable two-a-year attack submarine rate to reach its ultimate goal of a 66-SSN fleet, despite calls from outside the service to build a larger navy faster.

November 6, 2017
Submarine Maintenance Backlog Threatens Crisis Response: Admiral
The good news? The US submarine fleet is meeting day-to-day demands around the world, without having to do the extra-long deployments that have ground down surface ships and sailors. The bad news? A massive maintenance backlog that could idle 15 submarines for months – costing an estimated seven to 15 years of time at sea – means fewer subs would be ready to reinforce forward-deployed forces in a crisis.

November 3, 2017
The Window for BRAC May Have Closed
The Pentagon may have missed its best opportunity to gain Congress’ approval for a new BRAC round after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis failed to fully support the proposal when it appeared the Senate would vote on language earlier this year authorizing a round of base closures in 2019, Cord Sterling, a staff member for the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Thursday at ADC’s Defense Policy Forum.

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