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Subject Term: "Military base realignments"

1 publication with a total of 5 priority recommendations
Director: Lepore, Brian J
Phone: (202)512-4523

5 open priority recommendations
Recommendation: Contingent on the authorization of a future BRAC round, and to increase the fidelity of the initial cost estimates that DOD submits with its recommendations to the BRAC Commission for a future BRAC round, the Secretary of Defense should direct the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) to work with the military services, defense agencies, and other appropriate stakeholders to improve the process for fully identifying recommendation-specific military construction requirements and ensuring that those requirements are entered into the COBRA model and not understated in implementation costs estimates prior to submitting recommendations to the BRAC Commission.

Agency: Department of Defense
Status: Open
Priority recommendation

Comments: Although DOD did not concur with our recommendation, in January 2017 DOD officials agreed to take additional action to better forecast the initial costs inputted into COBRA that are related to military construction. DOD stated that action on this recommendation is dependent upon authorization of a future BRAC round, and as of July 2018 Congress has not authorized another round of BRAC.
Recommendation: Contingent on the authorization of a future BRAC round, and to increase the fidelity of the initial cost estimates that DOD submits with its recommendations to the BRAC Commission for a future BRAC round, the Secretary of Defense should direct the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) to establish a process for ensuring that information technology requirements associated with candidate recommendations that are heavily reliant on such technology have been identified to the extent required to accomplish the associated mission, before recommendations and cost estimates are submitted to the BRAC Commission.

Agency: Department of Defense
Status: Open
Priority recommendation

Comments: DOD partially concurred. DOD stated that action on this recommendation is dependent upon authorization of a future BRAC round, and as of July 2018 Congress has not authorized another round of BRAC.
Recommendation: Contingent on the authorization of a future BRAC round, and to increase the fidelity of the initial cost estimates that DOD submits with its recommendations to the BRAC Commission for a future BRAC round, the Secretary of Defense should direct the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) to ensure that, during the development and comparison of BRAC scenarios, all anticipated BRAC implementation costs--such as relocating personnel and equipment--are considered and included in the COBRA model when comparing alternatives and generating cost estimates.

Agency: Department of Defense
Status: Open
Priority recommendation

Comments: Although DOD did not concur with our recommendation, in January 2017 DOD officials agreed to take additional action to better forecast the initial costs inputted into COBRA that are related to relocating military personnel positions and equipment. DOD stated that action on this recommendation is dependent upon authorization of a future BRAC round, and as of July 2018 Congress has not authorized another round of BRAC.
Recommendation: Contingent on the authorization of a future BRAC round, and to improve planning for measuring the results of implementing the BRAC recommendations for a future BRAC round, the Secretary of Defense should direct the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) to establish a target for eliminating excess capacity in its initiating guidance to high-level department-wide leadership, consistent with the BRAC selection criteria chosen for a future BRAC round.

Agency: Department of Defense
Status: Open
Priority recommendation

Comments: DOD did not concur with this recommendation and as of October 2017, DOD stated that no action is expected.
Recommendation: Contingent on the authorization of a future BRAC round, and to provide more-complete information and increased visibility into the expected costs and savings for individual BRAC closures or realignments, when planning any potential future BRAC round, the Secretary of Defense should direct the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) to limit the practice of bundling many potentially stand-alone realignments or closures into single recommendations.

Agency: Department of Defense
Status: Open
Priority recommendation

Comments: DOD did not concur with this recommendation and as of October 2017, DOD stated that no action is expected.