Military Real Property Maintenance Improvements Are Needed to Ensure That Critical Mission Facilities Are Adequately Maintained
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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Congressional concerns about DODs and the services management of real property maintenance are long-standing, going back to the 1950s. In the past decade, these concerns have focused in part on the services reported repair backlog, which increased 64 percent from 1992 through 1998, despite the Congress net addition of more than 800 million to the services maintenance accounts during this period to try to eliminate it. In addition, to address maintenance issues comprehensively, the Congress provided DOD 50 million in 1992 to pilot test a common facility condition assessment system. The system was to use common standards in order to provide DOD with a single set of measures by which to compare the maintenance needs of all service facilities, and to then allocate resources on the basis of those needs. It was tested at 10 military installations from July 1994 through April 1995. However, the services rejected the system, citing the estimated cost of implementing it. Currently, each service independently assesses facility conditions annually and estimates the costs of required maintenance repairs.
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