Navy Facilities Not Identified and Reported for Possible Use or Disposal

LCD-78-318: Published: Mar 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1978.

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The utilization and maintenance of real property assets were reviewed at selected naval shore activities in the United States to determine whether any real property was not utilized, underutilized, or not put to optimum use and whether the property had been adequately maintained. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command has a Shore Facilities Planning System to: determine real property requirements, evaluate existing real property assets, compare requirements with usable assets, and determine the best way to correct deficiencies and dispose of excesses.

Preparation and submission of data have not always been timely, and the data have not always been accurate. About 11 percent of 1,144 shore activities did not have real property requirements data in the system, and about 22 percent of the 618 activities required to report current functional use, physical condition, or proposed use of facilities did not do so. The Navy has limited its opportunity to use vacant and underutilized real property by excluding buildings and structures from its annual real property review. As a result, available real property has been overlooked in programming construction projects. The Navy has also limited the potential use of vacant real property by not making it available to other agencies. Limited use has been made of the Shore Facilities Planning System in managing real property.

Recommendation for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed

    Comments: Please call 202/512-6100 for additional information.

    Recommendation: The Secretary of the Navy should require Navy activities to: include all land, buildings, and structures in their annual utilization reviews, promptly report to appropriate Navy levels all vacant and underutilized facilities, provide the required data for the facilities planning system, and use the data provided by the system in their property management activities.

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