Policies, Procedures, And Practices For Determining Requirements For Military Family Housing And Bachelor Officer And Enlisted Quarters

B-133316: Published: Feb 18, 1969. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1969.

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GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) program for obtaining funds to build additional housing facilities at various military installations, focusing on determining the requirements for military family housing and bachelor officer and enlisted quarters.

GAO noted that: (1) DOD's 1968 request for family housing was of questionable validity principally because there was not, at the installations reviewed, a proper evaluation of existing available housing in nearby communities; (2) lack of proper evaluation of available housing at each installation precludes, in GAO's opinion, appropriate establishment of priorities of need for housing among installations, required because of the limited funds available; (3) GAO found also that the family housing studies were unnecessarily costly and complex and that DOD internal audit agencies had not been reviewing family housing requirements at the installations it reviewed; (4) GAO found a need for DOD to improve its determination of requirements for bachelor officers' quarters and barracks; and (5) DOD internal audit agencies had not been reviewing requirements for bachelor quarters at the installations.

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