Kitsap’s exceptional quality of life earns another top ranking in national rating index

Bremerton-Silverdale MSA  Ranks #6 in the Top 10 Arts Vibrant Medium Communities Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) announces its third annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each city. The Bremerton-Silverdale MSA (Kitsap County) takes a unique approach to creating cohesion between […] Read more »

NBK earns 2017 Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award

By Silvia Klatman, Naval Base Kitsap Public Affairs SILVERDALE, Wash. (NNS) — The Commander-in-Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who>operate and maintain Department of Defense (DOD) installations. The award is presented to the top military bases in each of the services and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). NBK was recognized as the top Navy base in […] Read more »

Bremerton ranked No. 9 in College Destination Index

Bremerton is getting a lot of attention recently, and it’s easy to see why. Nature surrounds the city, which has strong employers like Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, excellent public transportation with Kitsap Transit, and award winning Olympic College. The American Institute for Economic Research recently ranked Bremerton No. 9 in the nation among small metropolitan areas in its College Destinations Index. It was […] Read more »

Provisions in defense bill would help shipyard workers, vets

Ed Friedrich  Kitsap Sun BREMERTON — The defense budget passed Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives includes help for local shipyard workers and veterans. U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, secured an extension of overtime pay for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard workers who conduct nuclear maintenance on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in Yokosuka, Japan. Payments would continue through Sept. 30, 2019. The bill passed Friday […] Read more »

Bloomberg Government’s Top 20 Federal Opportunities in Fiscal 2017

BLOOMBERG GOVERNMENT Bloomberg Government has identified the top 20 opportunities for which a final request for proposal may be released in fiscal 2017, which ends on Sept. 30. The analysis finds: The 20 major federal opportunities total $196 billion The Defense Department has 11 opportunities; civilian agencies have nine Despite parity in the number of opportunities, the Defense Department has the most lucrative deals with […] Read more »

Derek Kilmer featured speaker at KEDA’s Annual Meeting

  2017 KEDA ANNUAL MEETING & LUNCHEON Friday, March 31st 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Lunch service begins at 11:00 am Kitsap Conference Center Bremerton Harborside Featuring: US Congressman Derek Kilmer REGISTER NOW! EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS MARCH 9 Read more »

What will 2017 bring? KEDA’s Economic Forecast event will shed light on economic prospects for the coming year

KEDA’s 19th Annual Decision Makers Breakfast – 2017 Economic Forecast event is Tuesday, January 31st January 31, 2017 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. Breakfast service begins at 7:00am Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton Harborside EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS NOON JANUARY 11TH REGISTER NOW! Acclaimed economist, John W. Mitchell Ph.D., Principal, M & H Economic Consultants, will present 91 Months, a New Cast and Old Issues, an Economic Forecast. Policy issues and prospects […] Read more »

President Obama appoints Suquamish Tribal Chair, Leonard Forsman to key administrative post

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Leonard Andrew Forsman – Member and Vice Chair, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Linda Behnken – United States Commissioner, International Pacific Halibut Commission Beth White – Member, National […] Read more »

Raytheon awarded MK 54 contract

70% of work will be performed in Keyport, WA Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $37,723,774 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, cost and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of MK 54 lightweight torpedo common parts kits; MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedo kits; and MK 54 exercise fuel tanks, spares, production support material, engineering support, and hardware repair support. This contract includes options […] Read more »

US economy ends 2015 on better note, starts 2016 with a bang

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy got a double dose of good news Friday. Economic growth in the final three months of 2015 didn’t slow as much as previously estimated, and consumers roared back to life in January, spending at the fastest clip in eight months. The Commerce Department said that consumer spending increased 0.5 percent last month, the […] Read more »