Accession Number : AD1021217

Title :   Defense Infrastructure: Actions Needed to Strengthen Utility Resilience Planning

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

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

Personal Author(s) : Lepore,Brian J

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Report Date : 01 Nov 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : DOD installations rely on utilities, such as electricity, to accomplish their missions and disruptions can hamper military operations. Senate Report 114-49 included a provision for GAO to report on DOD-owned utility disruptions. This report (1) describes the number, causes and impacts of utility disruptions caused by the failure of DOD-owned utility infrastructure for fiscal years 2009 through 2015; (2) assesses the extent to which owners and managers of DOD-owned systems have access to utility disruption information; and (3) assesses the extent to which the implementation of a standardized facility condition assessment process provides DOD consistent information about its utility systems. GAO surveyed a representative group of 453 DOD-owned electric, water, wastewater, and natural gas utility systems, evaluated DOD policies and reports, interviewed officials, and conducted interviews with several survey respondents who experienced the most disruptions.

Descriptors :   Public utilities , electrical equipment , department of defense , Infrastructure , Military facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE