Aug 6


The House and Senate recently completed work on the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. GCP began closely following the legislation when a House proposal—known as the “Fourth Estate”—was introduced and recommended cuts to defense support agencies, including the Defense, Finance and Accounting Services. Northeast Ohio is home to DFAS Cleveland, which employs more than 2,000 workers in the region. GCP was last active in a potential threat to DFAS in 2005 during a Base Realignment and Closure process that proposed to close the location. Business leadership and GCP collectively advocated to reverse the decision by the Department of Defense in order to keep the location open.
 
In a letter, GCP’s President & CEO Joe Roman thanked key members of the Ohio delegation for their efforts to support DFAS Cleveland in the FY 2019 NDAA. He wrote, “Ensuring the NDAA did not include language that could have potentially jeopardized DFAS jobs in Ohio was critical. Supporting this asset is not only vital to our nation’s security, it is also an important component of economic growth for Ohio.”
 
The NDAA now heads to the President for his signature.