Accession Number : AD1016616

Title :   Defense Infrastructure: Actions Needed to Enhance Oversight of Construction Projects Supporting Military Contingency Operations

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington United States

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Report Date : 01 Sep 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : For about 15 years, DOD has funded contingency construction projects to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The range, complexity, and cost of construction vary (e.g., from concrete pads for tents to brick-and-mortar barracks). DOD funds the projects through MILCON or O and M appropriations. Base commanders can use O and M to fund lower cost projects. Senate Report 113-174 includes a provision for GAO to review issues related to military construction in the CENTCOM area of responsibility in support of contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. GAO evaluated, among other things, the extent to which DOD has (1) tracked the universe and cost of all contingency construction projects in support of contingency operations there, (2) developed a process to determine the appropriate level of construction for MILCON-funded contingency construction projects, and (3) developed a process for reevaluating contingency construction projects when missions change. GAO reviewed relevant guidance and project data.

Descriptors :   CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS MILITARY , cost estimates , civil engineering , construction , department of defense , management planning and control , project management , united states central command , unified combatant commands , department of defense , army corps of engineers , Infrastructure

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE