by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Military Buildup Chairperson Senator Judi Guthertz wasn't too impressed by Tuesday's buildup briefing given by the Joint Guam Program Office. JGPO Director Joe Ludovici and JGPO Guam Forward Navy Captain Daniel Cuff were among those who discussed the buildup with Acting Governor Ray Tenorio and members of the Legislature.
Senator Guthertz said, "I am heartened by the renewed contract by JGPO and hope that the people of Guam can expect to be better informed about this draft plan it changes to meet future circumstances... We don't just want to read about what officials in Washington are saying about the Guam buildup in the media. What is needed is for the President and the Secretary of Defense to officially communicate with the people of Guam on the status of the buildup-even if things are unclear."
The buildup chair adding that she sympathizes with JGPO and military personnel who are receiving mixed signals about the buildup in light of talks of budget cuts in Washington D.C..