Accession Number:

AD1099413

Title:

Defense Infrastructure: Changes in Funding Priorities and Strategic Planning Needed to Improve the Condition of Military Facilities

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

United States General Accounting Office Washington United States

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

GAO prepared this report in response to its basic legislative responsibilities. Its objectives are threefold 1 to examine the historical funding trends and their impact on the condition of the active forces facilities, 2 to evaluate the consistency of the services information on facility conditions, and 3 to assess the Department of Defenses DOD long-term strategic plan and objectives to improve facility conditions. GAO is recommending that the Secretary of Defense direct the service secretaries to reassess the funding priorities attached to sustaining and improving their facilities. Also, GAO is recommending that the Secretary instruct the services to implement a consistent, departmentwide process to assess, rate, and validate facility conditions revise DODs facilities strategic plan to include detailed information on specific actions, time frames, responsibilities, and funding levels clarify DODs guidance by specifying the organizational level at which its stated objectives should be achieved and direct the services to develop comprehensive performance plans. In commenting on a draft of this report, DOD agreed with the recommendations and outlined actions to address them.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE