Real and Personal Property, September 30, 1990.
WASHINGTON HEADQUARTERS SERVICES (DOD) DC DIRECTORATE FOR INFORMATION OPERATIONS AND REPORTS
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The National Security Act of 1947, requires that the Secretary of Defense shall have the records of the fixed property, installations, major equipment items, and stored supplies of the military departments maintained on both a quantitative and monetary basis and the Secretary shall report once a year to Congress and the President on property records maintained under this section. In response, a report entitled Real and Personal Property of the Department of Defense DoD was established, the first of which provided information on Defense Department property as of December 31, 1954. Property records and the associated reporting systems have continued to evolve since that time, with their volume increasing even more rapidly following the introduction of automated data processing. A requirement was established for an annual inventory of all Federal real property owned by the U.S. Government. Surveys conducted in December 1980 and July 1981 indicated that the number of users having an essential and recurring need for this report had declined well below a level that would justify its cost. In addition, a major criticism of the report was the need for greater timeliness. As a result, the format of the report has been modified to the extent that it includes overall summary totals and the names of offices where more detailed information can be obtained.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies