Military Asset & Security Strategy Task Force
On February 27, 2012 as Acting Governor, Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray signed an Executive Order to create a Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force. From 2012 through June 2013, the Task Force was chaired by the Lieutenant Governor and formalized the informal working group he led since 2011. The creation of the Task Force was a call for action to begin a long term initiative to support all military installations in Massachusetts in order to both collaborate with them and explore opportunities to bring in new missions. After the departure of Lieutenant. Governor Murray, Governor Deval Patrick, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas and Former U.S. Senator William “Mo” Cowan became the new leaders of the Task Force in July 2013.
This Task Force works among the military, along with state and quasi-public agencies, to complement the work of the Commonwealth’s federal delegation. The Task Force engages with industry, nonprofit, municipal officials, elected officials and community members surrounding each installation in order to enhance, expand, add or otherwise improve missions, programs, facilities and operations on or affecting the military installations in the Commonwealth. These partners include but are not restricted to: chambers of commerce, business associations, education officials, workforce development officials, municipal officials, elected officials and veteran and military family support agencies.
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