: News

Filed Under:

Department Of Defense Extends Deadline For Northern Virginia BRAC

Play associated audio

A deadline change for Base Realignment and Closure facilities in Northern Virginia is preventing the forced relocation of thousands of employees.

The deadline, set for this week, required any buildings that host Department of Defense workers in the region to comply with minimum anti-terrorism standards.

Virginia Congressman Jim Moran says the reprieve granted by the federal government is sensible. "We appreciate the Obama administration for showing the kind of common sense judgment that ought to be applied by the federal government."

Non-compliance would have meant moving more than 20,000 DOD workers from Arlington to Fort Belvoir in Fairfaix. Moran says the result could have spawned a commuter traffic and logistical nightmare that has now been put on hold.

"You call Fort Belvoir and they will tell you what they're supposed to tell you, that everybody is moving by 2011, but we are here to tell you that's not gonna happen," says Moran.

Barbara Favola, chair of the Arlington County Board, says planners are searching for ways to meet security needs in a complex urban environment. They hope the three-year extension buys them some time.

Elliott Francis reports...

NPR

'Weiner' Offers A Riveting, Close-Up View Of A Scandal In Progress

In 2013, a documentary team followed former Congressman Anthony Weiner in his bid to become mayor of New York. When a scandal hit, the cameras kept rolling. Film critic David Edelstein reviews Weiner.
NPR

Chef Eddie Huang On Cultural Identity And 'Intestine Sticky Rice Hot Dog'

Huang and his brothers, Evan and Emery, headed to China to reconnect with their culture, to eat lots and lots of food — and to cook. He's documented his travels in his new book, Double Cup Love.
NPR

Entering Final Primary Stretch, Clinton And Sanders Fight For A California Win

Hillary Clinton could lose California's primary on June 7 and still win the Democratic nomination, but she and Bernie Sanders are campaigning hard there, hoping to close out the season on a high note.
NPR

Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, stars and waves.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.