GAO report criticizes decision making behind Space Command’s move to Huntsville, AL

The Air Force’s decision to pick Huntsville, Alabama, as the new headquarters of U.S. Space Command has been controversial from the start. And a new review by the Government Accountability Office said the selection process had a lot of problems. GAO doesn’t opine on whether Huntsville was the right or wrong decision. But the office said the Air Force made some fundamental missteps when it deviated from its own base selection framework. Instead, the ad-hoc version it used for the Space Command selection had serious credibility and transparency problems. Elizabeth Field is director of Defense capability and management issues at GAO, and she joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more about the findings.