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House-Senate Standoff Produces No Authorization for Pentagon Programs or Guam Military Buildup
Written by SHARLA TORRE MONTVEL-COHEN   
Thursday, October 13, 2011

GUAM – The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and the majority leader of the Senate have warned they take issue with key legislation that provides the roadmap and mechanism for Defense spending, further clouding the outlook on Pentagon programs and the Guam military buildup for the new year.

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Waiting for Clarity on Federal Spending for Guam Military Buildup: How’s the Deficit Super Committee Doing?
Written by SHARLA TORRE MONTVEL-COHEN   
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

GUAM – Deficit super committee watchers say that after weeks of closed door meetings, the congressional panel remains deadlocked over how to achieve the $1.2 trillion in savings required to avoid triggering painful across-the-board cuts at the Pentagon and federal domestic programs.

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Multiple Federal Contracts Worth Over $2 Million Awarded to Guam Companies
Written by GBN STAFF   
Monday, October 10, 2011

GUAM – Federal government contracts were awarded recently to two Guam contractors and two suppliers for work at Andersen Air Force Base as well as to the University of Guam for a fisheries study, according to the government's official procurement web site.

 

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Could Crusading Congressman McKeon Save Defense Budget and Guam Military Buildup?
Written by SHARLA TORRE MONTVEL-COHEN   
Thursday, October 06, 2011

GUAM – U.S. House Armed Services Committee chairman Buck McKeon (R-Ca.) has mounted an all-out campaign to stop Congress from slashing the nation's crippling deficit at the expense of the military and defense industry, according to a story in Politico.

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Instead of Fiscal Year 2012 Spending Package, Congress Passes Continuing Resolution; Keeps Guam Military Buildup in Limbo
Written by SHARLA TORRE MONTVEL-COHEN   
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

GUAM – The nation's new fiscal year started Oct. 1, but instead of delivering a 2012 national budget, Congress on Tuesday managed only to pass a temporary spending measure, leaving Guam military buildup appropriations and all federal spending for the island this year in limbo.

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December Events are Chance to Forge Common Ground on Futenma Issue and Marine Realignment to Guam, Says Major Japanese Newspaper
Written by SHARLA TORRE MONTVEL-COHEN   
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

GUAM – This December could be a test of whether Tokyo can forge enough common ground with Okinawa to proceed with building a replacement air base for Futenma-based U.S. Marines in the prefecture -- an issue that continues to hinder troop realignment plans for Guam.

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Army General Dempsey Takes Helm of U.S. Joint Military Forces as Admiral Mullen Retires; Says Economics Will Be Defining Factor
Written by SHARLA TORRE MONTVEL-COHEN   
Monday, October 03, 2011

GUAM – The new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff expects his tenure to be defined by the economy, and acknowledges that the nation's economic state means that the U.S. military will have to take some resource cuts and become a smaller force.
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Quick Hits – The Latest in Guam Business – October 3, 2011 – Airlines, Fuel, Contractors, Banking, Real Estate, Telecom
Written by GBN STAFF   
Monday, October 03, 2011

GUAM – From performance reports of publicly traded corporations to the latest happenings at local upstarts and every size company in between, Guam Buildup News presents a weekly roundup of notable news for the island's business community.
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