Defense: The Best Offense

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Nations around the world are increasing their defense budgets; the sophisticated weaponry of the U.S. Read: Defense: The Best Offense at BusinessFacilities.com. Aerospace & Defense Arizona Business Clusters/Corridors Daily News Featured Florida Industry Focus New Hampshire Workforce Development Aerospace BF-Jan/Feb-2018 corporate expansion Defense florida Fort Lauderdale Goodyear Manufacturing Rochester Sierra Vista Site Selection

Mission Critical at the Department of Defense now includes Climate

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McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. UPDATES AND MODIFICATIONS TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FORM 1391, UNIFIED FACILITIES CRITERIA, AND MILITARY INSTALLATION MASTER PLANS.”. 5515 National Defense Authorization Act

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New England’s Regional Defense Industry Collaboration

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The new organization, funded with a $1.5-million grant from the department of defense, will coordinate the growth of defense-related business across the six-state region. Read: New England’s Regional Defense Industry Collaboration at BusinessFacilities.com.

Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Comes To Austin

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DIUx will connect the Department of Defense with hundreds of private sector firms to enhance the technological capabilities of the U.S. Read Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Comes To Austin on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. military while growing innovative enterprises in Texas.

Tenant’s New Defense to Hazardous Substance Liability

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A tenant can now assert, without having to rely on the landlord’s status, the innocent landowner defense being protected from CERCLA liability including cleanup costs from the presence of a hazardous substances on the property.

Australian Defense Contractor Investing $2.5M In Alabama

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Read: Australian Defense Contractor Investing $2.5M Aerospace & Defense Alabama Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Daily News Featured Foreign Direct Investment International Alabama Department of Commerce Australia corporate expansion defense contractor Electro Opto Systems Employment Manufacturing remote weapons stations Site SelectionElectro Optic Systems will locate its flagship U.S.

Lessons in Defensive Driving

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Lessons in Defensive Driving. Welcome to Safe Friday, since June is National Safety Month, we’re going to close out the month by covering the ins and outs of defensive driving. Driving Defensively. Let’s examine the key elements of defensive driving.

Boeing Consolidating Defense, Space Sites

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Read Boeing Consolidating Defense, Space Sites on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Aerospace & Defense Alabama California Corporate Real Estate Daily News Featured Missouri Texas Virginia Boeing consolidation Corporate Real Estate (CRE) El Segundo Employment Expansion Huntsville Long Beach Manufacturing Seal Beach Site Selection St. The effort to improve efficiency will bring jobs to Boeing's Los Angeles County, St.

SCOTUS Says Border Wall Work Can Continue With Defense Funds

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Mexico border wall using Defense Department funds. On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed work to continue on the U.S.-Mexico Engineering News-Record reported that construction can continue using funds transferred from military pay and pension accounts, with justices letting stand its earlier ruling

Lessons in Defensive Driving

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Lessons in Defensive Driving. Welcome to Safe Friday, since June is National Safety Month, we’re going to close out the month by covering the ins and outs of defensive driving. From a business standpoint, integrating key elements of defensive driving safely into your safety culture will help your bottom line. Driving Defensively. Defensive driving will help to protect the health and safety of yourself and others. Important Defensive Driving Techniques.

Defense Authorization Act Lifts Ban on LEED Gold and Platinum

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President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2014 in Honolulu last Thursday and while most observers noted that the bill cracks down on sexual assaults in the military and eases restrictions on transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay, the bill also is a huge win for the U.S. ” That is, there are no longer limitations of the Department of Defense pursuing LEED Gold and Platinum certifications.

ICC 700 Authorized by National Defense Authorization Act for 2015

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While many have focused on the funding to fight the Islamic State terrorist group or the 1 percent boost in military pay, the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015 makes a major change in green building across this nation when it authorizes use of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard. Billion budget authority of the Department of Defense. This time last year, I wrote a blog post Defense Authorization Act Lifts Ban on LEED Gold and Platinum.

Restoring Our Defenses

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11, 2001, began in its usual manner for John Nienabar, operations manager at ServiceMaster of Springfield, Virginia. At 11:30 a.m., however, Nienabar received an unforgettable call. It was the office of Nancy Judd, head of facilities contracting at the Pentagon, a department that had previously worked with the ServiceMaster Springfield office. This time, the call was for a project that was unprecedented

Aerospace And Defense Jobs Expected To Grow

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Aerospace And Defense Jobs Expected To Grow originally appeared on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. After several years of job losses, aerospace and defense sector employment is expected to grow in 2016 by more than 39,000 jobs in the U.S., Aerospace & Defense Labor Market Study.” percent, of which about 185,000 jobs were lost in the defense subsector. . Aerospace and defense sector companies paid $7.7

New Department of Defense Policy Accepts Green Globes

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In a tectonic shift in government policy, the Department of Defense will now permit the use of both the Green Building Initiatives’ Green Globes and U.S. The new “Department of Defense Sustainable Building Policy” supersedes the October 25, 2010 policy that authorized only LEED. Defense Department Federal Globes Green LEED of

Hard hats to helmets: How Skanska, Clark are improving workers' last line of defense

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Traditional hard hats account for falling objects, not falling workers. Some general contractors are providing a more effective layer of protection

Ignorance of OSHA standards no defense for worker's death

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A circuit court upheld OSHA's decision to issue a willful violation and impose a $49,000 fine against a contractor in relation to a worker's fatal fall

Dept. of Defense will require beefed up cybersecurity standards in January

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Beginning January 2020, the Department of Defense will roll out a new IT security protocol for all businesses it hires for contract work

Lawmakers Strip PFAS Provisions From Defense Bill

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A defense bill released by a congressional conference committee Dec. 9 dropped provisions that would have restricted discharges of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances—a class of chemical compounds known as PFAS—from manufacturers into water supplies and designated PFAS as “hazardous substances” under the federal Superfund law

JCB Global Government & Defense Division Relocates to U.S.

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JCB relocated its Global Government and Defense Division from its worldwide headquarters in the United Kingdom to its North American headquarters in Savannah, Ga

Oshkosh Announces Defense Segment Layoffs

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Oshkosh Corporation announced that its Defense segment plans to reduce its workforce in Oshkosh, Wis., by approximately 250 to 300 hourly positions in December 2014. In addition, approximately 70 salaried positions will be eliminated with the majority being temporary employees, elimination of open positions and those retiring

New Defenses Against Job Site Fires

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Construction companies are ramping up their fire prevention efforts on projects during the construction phase and implementing fire-elimination strategies that go a significant step further than fire-prevention. This is significant because according to the American Wood Council, more than 60 percent of U.S. apartment buildings built between 2006 and 2015 used wood framing but in most jurisdictions fire-retardant treated wood is required only for the exterior walls

Navistar Defense Awarded $18.8 Milllion for Tactical Vehicles

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Army recently awarded Navistar Defense, LLC, a foreign military sales contract valued at $18.8 Navistar Defense MTVs are based on the International WorkStar severe-duty platform designed for both off and on-road operation, and is the backbone for the company's MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. The U.S. million to provide 115 International 7000-MV Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV) to Iraq. .

Defense Department LEED Funding to Be Eliminated? : Green.

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Virginia Defense Companies Diversify With Going Global Initiative

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With defense spending cuts taking effect across the nation, the Commonwealth of Virginia has launched the $2 million statewide ‘Going Global’ initiative, a first-of-its-kind program developed to help Virginia-based defense contractors capture international export opportunities. Shortly after the program’s start, nearly 80 defense-related companies have committed to taking their products and services abroad—accounting for nearly 50 percent of the total program.

Aerospace Industry Innovators Propelled To New Heights In Mississippi

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Mississippi remains at the forefront of the nation’s aerospace industry as leading, innovative companies continue to grow in the state, creating the high-tech, in-demand jobs of the future. Read: Aerospace Industry Innovators Propelled To New Heights In Mississippi at BusinessFacilities.com.

Oshkosh Defense to Showcase JLTV at AUSA

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Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation company, will showcase its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) solution—the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV)—at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

Vermeer Damage Defense System for Tub and Horizontal Grinder Operations

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Vermeer Damage Defense system initiates shutdown of a tub and horizontal grinder if the hammermill comes in contact with metal while grinding. Available as an option, the system idles down the engine, reverses the infeed or tub, and disengages the clutch. Operators can adjust the sensitivity settings for application conditions. The system can be factory-installed or retrofitted, and it is integrated into the grinder’s controls system. Source: Vermeer

McCarthy-Mortenson's $1.2B 'agro-defense' facility years delayed, $800M over budget

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The Department of Homeland Security maintains its project is on track, though it was reportedly supposed to open in 2018 and cost $400,000

Not April Fool's: Defense Department to Adopt Green Code and LEED

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But it is now clear to me that I misinterpreted the testimony of Dr. Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. Instead, the Department of Defense is going to simultaneously require compliance with its green building code and with LEED certification. Department of Defense Federal LEEDIn last week's post, I stated that the Army was abandoning LEED certification in lieu of a green building code based on ASHRAE 189.1.

Builders Seek New Defenses Against Jobsite Fires

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Fire-prevention experts advise adopting a multi-phased approach to preventing and detecting fires during construction

Forget Curb Appeal—Think Fire-Safe Landscaping and Defensible Space

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With a “new abnormal” of bigger, badder wildfires, California homeowners are facing a paradigm shift in landscaping

Defense Authorization Act rejects BRAC for 2017

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billion Defense Authorization Act. The legislation rejects the possibility of a base realignment and closure round (BRAC) in 2017, something both the Obama Administration and the Defense Department support. Lawmakers called previous savings estimates of earlier BRAC rounds “outdated” and said the Defense Department already has enough tools to reduce its infrastructure spending. The House of Representatives has passed the $584.2

Best Military - Ministry of Defense Complex, Kabul, Afghanistan

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based contractor Gilbane Federal completed a sophisticated, self-sustaining 414,000-sq-ft headquarters building for the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense, in Kabul In May 2015, U.S.-based

Deloitte Projects 5% Growth In Aerospace And Defense Industry, Technology Innovations To Dominate

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The continued decline of defense spending into 2014 will likely force new revenue streams for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry that may include innovations in intelligence, precision strike technologies, and cyber security. This is according to the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) 2014 Global Aerospace and Defense Outlook , which also projects the industry to repeat a modest growth of 5 percent, mirroring the growth rate of the past two years.

Leading the Defense of the Living Landscape

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Kris Kiser, OPEI's president and CEO, talks about the group's "Living Landscapes Matter" public awareness campaign

Natural Resources Defense Council Lawsuit against EPA Challenges Pesticide Registrations

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The organization is asking a federal court to vacate the registrations of nearly 100 products containing neonics

Deloitte Report: Continued Decrease In Defense Sector Revenue And Earnings, Growth in Commercial

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aerospace and defense (A&D) sector’s financial performance found that defense revenues and earnings continued to decrease, while commercial aerospace continued double digit revenue growth in 2012. Defense firms revenue decreased 1.5 On March 1, 2013, an additional budget reduction associated with the automatic “sequester” took place, due to inaction on a new budget proposal, resulting in $46 billion in annual defense cuts.

Aerospace Industry: The Sky’s The Limit

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Commercial aircraft production and military defense spending will directly affect the growth trajectory of the aerospace and defense industry in 2019. Aerospace & Defense Arizona Business Clusters/Corridors Featured Florida Kentucky Magazine Highlights Tennessee Texas Aerospace BF-Jan/Feb-2019 Brevard County Business Incentives corporate expansion Defense Economic Development El Paso County Hernando County Hollywood Nashville Santa Rosa County Sierra Vista Site Selection

Not April Fool's: Defense Department to Adopt Green Code and LEED

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