Military Bases

Challenges in Identifying and Implementing Closure Recommendations Gao ID: T-NSIAD-95-107 February 23, 1995

This testimony provides an overview of GAO's work on the Defense Department's (DOD) base realignment and closure process. GAO (1) provides a brief historical account of the realignment and closure process, including GAO's role in the process; (2) summarizes some of the conclusions GAO has drawn in assessing DOD's decision-making process before base closing and realignment rounds and identifies improvements that DOD and its components have made to the process; (3) discusses the results of GAO's work on previous base closures, including planned reuse and environmental cleanup of these facilities; and (4) makes some preliminary observations about closure and realignment issues that may extend beyond the life of the current base closure and realignment legislation.

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