Impact & Response
The BRAC Commission's decisions will directly impact approximately 4 million square feet of office space in Arlington and 17,000 direct jobs. The indirect impact (contractors and non-government companies that work with directly affected agencies) is unknown, but will be substantial. This impact will be spread out over several years and extend beyond the September 15, 2011 BRAC deadline.
Following testimony, the BRAC Committee unanimously voted to remove the Extramural Research Activities from the BRAC list; thereby keeping those agencies in Arlington. The Extramural Research Agencies include the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO) and the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA).