Back to list June 08, 2015 Strategic Positioning Plan Consultant Selected for Cumberland York Area Local Defense Group CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PA (June 8, 2015) – The Cumberland York Area Local Defense Group (CYALDG) Strategic Positioning Subcommittee is happy to announce that Michael Baker International, who partnered with Dering Consulting Group, has been selected as the Strategic Positioning Plan (SPP) Consultant for CYALDG. Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. Dering Consulting Group designs and facilitates strategy and training solutions to enhance the performance of individuals, teams and businesses. The consultant will be charged with conducting a SWOT Analysis of the three military installations and providing a land use study to determine existing and future land use on the installations and immediate surroundings. The SPP will address the following key focus areas: retention of military bases; enhancement of military bases; expansion of military bases; development or enhancement of military and community partnerships; and completing a joint land use study demonstrating connectivity of the three subject installations. The CYALDG announced the RFP in March and the Strategic Positioning Subcommittee decided to move forward with Michael Baker International, in partnership with Dering Consulting Group, at the end of May. About the Cumberland York Area Local Defense Group The CYALDG was formed to enhance the military value and advocacy for the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg, the Carlisle Barracks and the Army War College, organizations, and defense related stakeholders throughout South Central Pennsylvania. Learn more about this organization here.