CDCA President

Letter from the CDCA President

On behalf of the CDCA Board of Directors I would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy and prosperous new year.

2013 was admittedly a difficult year for our industry, but it appears that the recovery may finally be taking hold, and there’s reason now for optimism as we head into the New Year. Some of that optimism for a brighter future stems from the Senate approval last week of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House overwhelmingly approved the defense spending bill 350 to 69 earlier this month. The agreement preserves most of the Pentagon’s $526 billion of discretionary authorization requests. Although the above bill does not provide a permanent solution it provides greater stability then we have enjoyed for some time.

CDCA President’s Letter July 2013

It was over eleven years ago when the CDCA’s founding members gathered in a conference room to discuss the needs of the defense community within the greater Charleston area. At the time Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) was the primary focus, but other issues such as graduate and undergraduate education, small business support, efficient contracting, government forums, strategic alliances with other regions, infrastructure and facility planning, and special legislation were also on the agenda.