Status of Continuing Construction and Development
NSIAD-90-231: Published: Jun 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Navy's strategic homeporting program and the legal status of limitations on the disposal of land if the new homeports were terminated.
GAO found that: (1) the Navy had not taken any action to stop ongoing construction on projects at new homeports requested by the Secretary of Defense; (2) written agreements pertaining to homeporting involve land obtained from state or local instrumentalities; and (3) if construction of a homeport does not begin within a specified time or the Navy ceases to use the homeport, the land reverts to the prior owner.