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Paul Dordal, BGen, USAF (ret) Executive Director . Applied Research Corporation January 16, 2009. Overview: BRAC Impacts & Workforce Demonstration Program September 30, 2009. BRAC Regional Task Force Purpose and Scope .

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Applied research corporation january 16 2009

Paul Dordal, BGen, USAF (ret)Executive Director

Applied Research Corporation

January 16, 2009

Overview: BRAC Impacts &

Workforce Demonstration Program

September 30, 2009

Brac regional task force purpose and scope
BRAC Regional Task Force Purpose and Scope

Purpose: Unify the community planning effort by coordinating the requirements and shortfalls for the counties and municipalities affected by BRAC actions at Ft. Bragg and Pope AFB.

Scope: Serve as the liaison between the military; the communities in the organization; state agencies associated with these requirements; and federal agencies designated to provide community assistance for BRAC.


Applied research corporation january 16 2009

“BRAC RTF Workforce Demonstration Program”

  • US DOL Guidance: Establish a model for BRAC growth communities

  • Primarily Transformational: use the growth at Fort Bragg as the catalyst to transform our region’s workforce and our economy

  • Also transactional: connect people with jobs!

  • Identify skills and align industry requirements with workforce and educational programs

Community impact of changes at ft bragg
Community Impact of Changes at Ft. Bragg

  • FORSCOM/USARC Headquarters will transfer approximately 3,000 positions from Atlanta in 2011

    • Senior decision makers that decide how to organize and equip the U.S. Army (active and reserve)

    • Manage more than $30 billion of DOD budget

  • Creates workforce and economic opportunities

  • Potential to attract new defense related industry and expand existing businesses

Community impact of changes at fort bragg
Community Impact of Changes at Fort Bragg

Population growth: projecting 35,000additional people

Challenges: creates a shortage of schools, classrooms, and teachers and impacts housing, roads, airports, workforce, infrastructure, public safety, medical and quality of life

Opportunities: Additional jobs and, with a 4 star headquarters, defense related companies are moving to our region


Economic impact employment 2013
Economic ImpactEmployment (2013)

16,200 jobs will be created as a result of growth at Fort Bragg

4,024 active-duty military jobs; 2,146 military civilian jobs; 1972 embedded contractor jobs; 1,000 private defense contractors;PLUS

10,044jobs will be created in the local economy to support increased population and military spending

Higher skilled workforce is needed to meet the needs of high tech, defense related emerging industries

Economic transformation goals
Economic TransformationGoals

  • Define and establish Defense & Homeland Security Industry Sectors in North Carolina

  • Create partnerships and alliances between industry, universities and DoDprograms.

  • Attract, establish and expand companies in the region to create new high tech jobs

All american defense corridor
All-American Defense Corridor”

Market and promote Southeastern North Carolina to attract new defense related companies to the region.

Emphasize our strengths:

Five major military installations

World-class research & development capabilities

Excellent educational institutions and programs

Motivated and skilled talent pool

Outstanding quality of life

Excellent transportation systems

Objective is to establish a defense industry sector with high technology, high paying jobs

Workforce transformation
Workforce Transformation

Partnering with NC DOC, Workforce Development Boards, Joblink Centers: US DOL contract awarded for a talent acquisition pipeline platform to connect potential employees with jobs

Establishing a virtual network: Fayetteville Technical Community College (hub), community colleges and five universities. Includes CC system and UNC.

Additional Golden LEAF Foundation and NC DOC/DWD ARRA funding for i3D/smart classrooms

Gates Foundation interest in investing in STEM programs for our high schools, community colleges and universities

Regional Approach is Working


Workforce transformation1
Workforce Transformation

Workforce Demonstration Program

  • Identify the emerging workforce and educational needs of our region, primarily focused on Defense, Homeland Security and other high technology industries.

  • Work with the Educational Community to train and provide the skilled talent needed in the future.

  • Meet the workforce needs of the military installations, our region and state, and retain military separating from the service.

Workforce demonstration program
Workforce Demonstration Program

Strategy One– Utilize the growth at Ft. Bragg as the catalyst to build Defense & Homeland Security industry sectors: Thorough resource mapping and analysis of emerging occupational and academic demands; gap analysis of existing and projected workforce requirements

Strategy Two– Establishment of the All-American Center for Workforce Innovation as the transformational mechanism to create specific career tracks to meet the needs of emerging industries


Applied research corporation january 16 2009


Academic Development

Workforce Development

Economic Development

Academic Enrichment

Workforce Enhancement

All-American Center


Workforce Innovation

Military Preparedness Strategic Defense

Homeland Security

Center of Innovation for Defense and Homeland Security

Leadership Development


Healthcare and Teaching Professionals

Technology Innovation

Trades, Skilled Labor, Green Technology

Enhanced Training and Simulation

Social Resources

Talent Development

Economic Growth

Applied research corporation january 16 2009

All-American Center for Workforce Innovation Virtual Networking














11 Joblink Career Centers



10 Community College Campuses

11 Public School Systems

5 Universities

Workforce transformation2
Workforce Transformation

BRAC RTF Workforce Demonstration Program is on track

Strategy 1 will be completed in Oct. 2009.

Strategy 2 will be completed in June 2010.

Job connection talent acquisition platform will be fully operational by January 2010.

Virtual network, distributed education program will be operational as a pilot program by June 2010.

Economic and workforce transformation is on-going and expanding



Establish a north carolina center for defense and homeland security
Establish a North Carolina “Center for Defense and Homeland Security”

Align and connect North Carolina companies, institutions and assets with DoD and DHS program requirements

Provide strategic planning to organize and effectively align existing NC D&HS related assets to make the state as competitive as possible in the areas of acquisition & procurement, research & development and supporting the growth of D&HS business

Align educational and workforce programs with D&HS workforce requirements


Workforce transformation3
Workforce Transformation Homeland Security”

BRAC growth is already occurring.

Biggest impact will be felt in 2011 and after.

FORSCOM/USARC move is the catalyst for establishing a Defense & HS industry in North Carolina

Defense industry assessment is on-going to target industries for relocating to this area

WDBs, JobLinks,Universities, Community Colleges and K-12 are working together with the BRAC RTF to prepare a higher skilled workforce to meet the needs of a growing D&HS industry base



Brac rtf
BRAC RTF Homeland Security”

Executive Director: Paul Dordal

Deputy Director: John Harbison

Executive Assistant: John Bellamy

Program Manager for Education: Jane Smith

Program Manager for Workforce Development: Tim Moore

IT Deputy Director: Erik Wells

Communications and Outreach: Renee Lane

DBA Director: Joy Thrash

Administrative Assistant: Renee Siemiet

Regional Planner: Don Belk


(910) 808-4670

Offices are located at 2550 Ravenhill Rd., Fayetteville