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Aligning Infrastructure Decisions with Strategic Vision
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Infrastructure, in terms of land and real property, is a large component of the Department of Defense budget. Enormous resources are spent each year to acquire land, build, maintain, renovate and replace infrastructure for this global enterprise. The current DoD real estate portfolio, including land and real property, is approximately 710 billion. The lead time for new infrastructure is five to twenty years, well beyond the event timeline for normal operational decisions. In addition, strategic guidance will likely change during this timeframe, potentially invalidating current infrastructure decisions. Given the likelihood of strategic guidance changing more rapidly than infrastructure decision timelines, how does the Army ensure its infrastructure portfolio is consistently aligned with its strategic goals In addition to operational efficiency, the Army seeks to provide the nation the highest quality defense posture at the lowest possible cost. Furthermore, the Army must compete with the job market to procure talented individuals in an all-volunteer force and, thus, must balance essential infrastructure with desirable amenities. Considerations such as land ownership arrangements, cultural identity, conceptualizing, and planningdesign ideas, could potentially influence Army infrastructure and assist in its alignment with strategic vision.
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