Accession Number : ADA573153


Title :   A Study of Facilities and Infrastructure Planning, Prioritization, and Assessment at Federal Security Laboratories


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 2011-Nov 2012


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES WASHINGTON DC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY INSTITUTE


Personal Author(s) : Howieson, Susannah V ; Pena, Vanessa ; Shipp, Stephanie S ; Koopman, Kristen A ; Scott, Justin A ; Clavin, Christopher T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a573153.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 180


Abstract : This report explores planning, prioritization, and assessment of facilities and infrastructure (F&I) at a set of Federal laboratories from the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and Department of Homeland Security that conduct national security research and development. As the average age of Federal laboratory buildings increases, topping 34 and 57 years at Sandia National Laboratories and the Naval Research Laboratory, respectively, there is concern over the future health and sufficiency of the U.S. national security research enterprise. The study team reviewed relevant government documents; had discussions with F&I staff from laboratories, Federal agencies, and architecture and engineering firms; and convened a workshop with national security and F&I experts. This report identifies a number of barriers, such as the difficulty in capturing the impact of facilities and infrastructure on mission, and strategies, such as engaging in benchmarking or other data sharing activities.


Descriptors :   *RESEARCH FACILITIES , BUILDINGS , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , INFRASTRUCTURE , NATIONAL SECURITY , PLANNING , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Defense Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE