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Military Bases: Status of Prior Base Realignment and Closure Rounds

NSIAD-99-36 Published: Dec 11, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1998.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in completing action on military base realignments and closures (BRAC) recommendations and transferring unneeded base property to other users; (2) the precision of DOD's estimates of BRAC costs and savings; (3) environmental cleanup progress and estimated associated costs; and (4) reported trends in economic recovery in communities affected by base closures.

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Base closuresBase realignmentsDefense cost controlEconomic analysisEconomic growthEnvironmental monitoringMilitary basesMilitary downsizingSurplus federal propertyWaste disposalEnvironmental cleanups