Maryland BRAC

Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) is the process by which the Department of Defense restructures military installations to more efficiently and effectively support the nation’s military forces, increase operational readiness and facilitate new ways of doing business. The most recent BRAC process, which was authorized by Congress and signed into law in November 2005, focused on transforming the U.S. military into a more efficient, more effective and more adaptable operation.

As a result of the 2005 BRAC decisions, Maryland gained new military commands, new responsibilities in homeland security and defense, and new jobs. An April 2014 report prepared by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) indicated that the state has gained approximately 56,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs