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Posted on: April 20, 2017

County Receives Budget Presentation Award for Annual Budget Ending FY 2016

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada recently announced that the County Board of Commissioners were awarded the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its annual budget ending Fiscal Year 2016.

The award represents a noteworthy achievement by Camden County as it reflects the commitment of the Board of County Commissioners and staff to meet the highest principles of government budgeting. Nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget prese...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Vice Admiral Al Konetzni to Join Spaceport Camden Steering Committee

The former deputy commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and commander of the U.S. Pacific Submarine Fleet is joining the Spaceport Camden Steering Committee.

Vice Admiral, Al Konetzni, United States Navy (ret.) will advise Camden County officials on ways to integrate transitioning military from Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay to the operations at Spaceport Camden.

“People often forget that we have some...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

NASA Taps GA Tech Researchers

NASA reaches out to Georgia Tech researchers to build the next generation of space suits.

NASA announced last month it will recruit a team of Georgia Tech researchers for a new project. The team, called REVEALS, will study radiation on other planets and build radiation proof space suits. What can this technology do for us in space ex...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

County Improves to Class 6 in the National Flood Insurance Program

Camden County was recently awarded a Community Rating System (CRS) Class 6 ranking, an improvement from our previous Class 7 rank, by the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Our floodplain management activities implemented by our community, via the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), qualified Camden County for a 20% discount in the premium cost of flood insurance for NFIP policies issued or renewed in Special Flood Haza...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Camden Welcomes Vector to County

The Camden County Board of Commissioners and County Administrator Steve Howard welcomed Vector to the future site of Spaceport Camden to conduct an initial set of ground operations on its full-scale Mechanical Engineering Unit (MEU) of the Vector-R rocket

and the associated Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL). The visit was an opportunity to showcase the Vector-R launch system and concept of operations (CONOPS) to key members of the spaceport community, stimulate discussions regarding future launch operatio...Read on...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Statement of Spaceport Camden Lead Steve Howard on the Passage of SB46 & HB1

Spaceport Camden Project Leader, Steve Howard, offered the following statement on the passage of SB46 and HB1 in the Georgia General Assembly:

“For more than a year, we have worked with leaders in the Georgia House and Senate to develop legislation that demonstrates to the commercial space industry that Georgia is open for business. I am proud to report that the industry has been watching. Since...Read on...