For those interested in becoming an expert on the Fed's Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) in Maryland, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and the BRAC Subcabinet have released a detailed progress report on BRAC-related goings on in the state in 2009. At 120 pages, the report is nothing if not comprehensive.
Here's an excerpt:
"The Governor's BRAC Subcabinet developed a BRAC Action Plan in 2007 to ensure the State's preparedness for incoming
residents and jobs. Working in tandem with our county and local government partners and the DoD's planning phase for military
mission moves, the State of Maryland continued to move forward in 2009 with its programs and initiatives to meet the BRAC
federally mandated completion date of September 2011.
The BRAC Action Plan set forth initiatives, programs and other measures necessary to address the needs of incoming residents
and opportunities BRAC presents, while preserving the coveted quality of life enjoyed by Marylanders. As we continue towards
the September 2011 deadline, we look forward to working with our local, federal and private sector partners as we begin to realize
the steady upswing in jobs and population created by the military mission moves to DoD facilities in Maryland.
This year the Subcabinet interacted with regional, federal and local partners as well as military installation leaders to continue to
calibrate Subcabinet efforts with BRAC needs. The Lieutenant Governor and Subcabinet members met on numerous occasions
throughout the year with Senior Leadership of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance (C4ISR), the organization relocating to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) from Fort Monmouth, New Jersey and
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) which is relocating to Fort George G. Meade from northern Virginia."
Read the entire report here