UNH Economy Expert Ross Gittell Available To Discuss
Wednesday’s BRAC Vote On Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Contact: Lori Wright
UNH Media Relations
Aug. 23, 2005
DURHAM, N.H. – Ross Gittell, James R. Carter professor and
professor of management at the University of New Hampshire Whittemore
School of Business and Economics, is available to discuss the outcome
of the vote of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission
(BRAC) hearings Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005. Gittell is an expert on
the New Hampshire and New England economies, and has extensively
researched the impact that closure of the shipyard could have on
the local and state economies.
Gittell can be reached directly at 603-862-3340, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hearings will be televised live on C-SPAN2 beginning at 8 a.m.
Wednesday. The hearings could run through Saturday. C-SPAN2 Schedule:
According to BRAC, this week the commission’s nine commissioners
will vote whether to remove the shipyard from the Pentagon’s
recommended closure list. The commission will present its report
to the president Sept. 8. The president has until Sept. 23 to accept
the report, forwarding it to Congress, or reject it, returning it
to the commission.
If the report is returned to the commission, it has until Oct. 20,
to resubmit its report to the president. If the report is returned
to the commission and then resubmitted to the president, the president
must approve and certify the resubmitted report to Congress by Nov.
7. Congress has 45 days from the day it receives the report from
the president to enact a joint resolution to reject the report in
full, or the report becomes law.
Should the president fail to approve or transmit either the initial
or revised commission recommendations by the above dates, the BRAC
process will be terminated.