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DOD Unveils Final Plan To Downsize Joint Forces In Va.

Law360 (February 9, 2011, 6:54 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense finalized plans Wednesday to downsize the Hampton Roads, Va., Joint Forces Command — which employs nearly 4,000 workers and private contractors — by roughly half.

The move, part of the DOD's ongoing effort to cut costs by about $100 billion to help finance wars in the Middle East, represents a compromise with lawmakers who opposed the department's initial plans to close the JFCOM completely.

The Hampton Roads disestablishment, to be completed by March 2012, will salvage about 50 percent of personnel...
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