Defense Infrastructure: Challenges Increase Risks for Providing Timely Infrastructure Support for Army Installations Expecting Substantial Personnel Growth
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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The Army expects significant personnel growth, more than 50 percent in some cases, at 18 domestic bases through 2011 because of the effect of implementing base realignment and closure BRAC, overseas force rebasing, and force modularity actions. This growth creates the need for additional support infrastructure at these bases and in nearby communities. Military construction costs of over 17 billion are expected for new personnel, and communities will incur infrastructure costs as well. GAO prepared this report under the Comptroller Generals authority to conduct evaluations on his own initiative. It addresses the following 1 the challenges and associated risks the Army faces in providing for timely infrastructure support at its gaining installations, and 2 how communities are planning and funding for infrastructure to support incoming personnel and their families. GAO analyzed personnel restationing numbers, discussed planning efforts with Army and community officials, and visited nine of the larger gaining bases and nearby communities. To better facilitate infrastructure planning, GAO recommends that DoD determine the causes for the variances in restationing numbers and ensure that agreement is reached within the Army on these numbers. DoD partially concurred with both recommendations.
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