Military Munitions Response Program: Opportunities Exist to Improve Program Management
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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The Department of Defense DOD established the military munitions response program MMRP in 2001 to clean up sites known to be or suspected of being contaminated with military munitions and related hazardous substances. Cleanup of sites on active and base realignment and closure installations is the responsibility of the military serviceAir Force, Army, Navy, or Marine Corpsthat currently controls the land, and the Army has delegated execution of cleanup of formerly used defense sites FUDS to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Corps. GAO was mandated to assess the 1 MMRP staffing and funding levels 2 progress DOD has made in cleaning up munitions response sites 3 extent to which DOD has established MMRP performance goals and 4 extent to which DOD collects data on factors influencing project duration, as well as the accuracy of its cleanup cost estimates. GAO analyzed MMRP data and DOD documents and interviewed officials from DOD, the military services, and the Corps.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Environmental Health and Safety