Facilities/Construction

  • Civilian BRAC effort gaining support

    Congress is considering a proposal to establish an independent commission to sift through more than 12,000 excess federal properties and streamline the process of either selling or demolishing them. We get details from Representative Jeff Denham (R-Ca.).

  • BRAC: How bad IS the traffic?

    The Washington area, with the nation’s second worst traffic, is getting more cars and more federal workers. The BRAC changes will have an impact on locals and on you when you visit for fun or business. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders if it’s as bad as most people say.

  • DISA employees staying on, despite BRAC

    Seventy percent of the Defense Information System Agency’s workers are making the move to Ft. Meade, Md. DISA, however, is keeping the pipeline of potential new hires stocked and taking steps to improve the hiring process. Vendors also have not seen a large exit of employees, but could later this fall.

  • BRAC: Musical Chairs or Symphonic Masterpiece?

    The Washington area, with the nation’s second worst traffic, is getting more cars and more federal workers. The BRAC changes will have an impact on locals and on you when you visit for fun or business. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders if it’s as bad as most people say.

  • Long-time fed looks back on 30 years at Walter Reed

    Luana Kiandoli looks back at her 30-year career with Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • McDonnell requests delay in Mark Center BRAC move

    Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has formally asked the Department of Defense to delay the full implementation of relocating 6,400 military personal to the new Mark Center in Alexandria.

  • Part 7: ‘Smarter’ facility being built to treat war wounded

    For more than a hundred years, Walter Reed Army Medical Center has been the premier facility to treat war wounded who’ve lost limbs. But when it shuts down, the new Walter Reed in Bethesda will assume that responsibility.

  • Growth of bases means more creature comforts for feds

    For military bases in the national capital region, forget the ”closure” part of Base Realignment and Closure. The 2005 BRAC round means huge growth at bases around Washington, and along with it, a need for new infrastructure and creature comforts for the growing workforce.

  • Ft. Meade confronts transportation challenge

    Bert Rice, director of transformation at Ft. Meade, who says the construction is nearly complete. Now, as he tells Federal News Radio, it’s time to focus on the ”transportation challenge.”

  • DISA offers telework as an alternative to BRAC traffic

    In the latest installment of BRAC Impact: A Federal News Radio and WTOP In-Depth Series, Jack Penkoske discusses about the telework option to help with the transportation challenges brought on by BRAC.

  • Growth of bases means more creature comforts for feds

    For military bases in the national capital region, forget the ”closure” part of Base Realignment and Closure. The 2005 BRAC round means huge growth at bases around Washington, and along with it, a need for new infrastructure and creature comforts for the growing workforce.

  • Potential BRAC traffic hot spots

    Adam Tuss from our sister station WTOP explains which areas to look out for in terms of increased traffic congestion.

  • Aberdeen prepares for 6,000 new feds on Md. campus

    Most of these employees are coming from Ft. Monmouth, a base in New Jersey that is closing under BRAC.

  • Part 5: Impact of BRAC on military health care; Era ends at Walter Reed

    The health care of wounded warriors, military members and their families in the area is about to change forever, and the change is historic. And, after 102 years, Walter Reed Medical Center will close.