Brian Lepore

  • David Wise & Brian Lepore: Does VA need its own BRAC?

    The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process has helped the military when Congress allows it. But the BRAC process might help the VA with its realignment.

  • Information on DoD real property incomplete

    The Government Accountability Office took a fresh look at the Defense Department’s Real Property Assets Database and discovered missing and inaccurate information. Brian Lepore, GAO’s director of defense capabilities and management issues, talked about the findings on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Brian Lepore: DoD and GSA must improve how they share information

    The Defense Department and General Services Administration have an information sharing problem. They aren’t sharing information about space that’s available on military installations and about the agencies that could use it. Brian Lepore is director of defense capabilities and management issues at the GAO. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose how the two agencies can improve that collaboration.

  • Brian Lepore, Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues, GAO

    The last round of base realignments and closures (BRAC) back in 2005 did some good. Many of the bases were repurposed and used to help the homeless. But BRAC had problems, too. As outlined in a new report from the Government Accountability Office, DoD and Housing and Urban Development don’t track progress on base conversions very well. It’s a concern as the Defense Department raises the urgency of its request for a new round of closures. Brian Lepore, director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at the GAO, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the problem.

  • Communications gap is putting DoD test ranges at risk, GAO says

    A Government Accountability Office report says the Defense Department needs to close a gap in interagency communications to reduce the risk of foreign observation of its testing facilities.

  • Brian Lepore, Director of Defense Capabiliies and Management, GAO

    Pentagon and Congressional defense leaders worry military bases, especially large test ranges, are potential targets for spying by foreign governments. That’s why they want to know who their neighbors are and what they are doing so close to DOD camps and bases. Brian Lapore is the director of Defense Capabilities and Management at the Government Accountability Office. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he explained why it’s important to understand who owns and occupies the land surrounding training ranges.

  • Brian Lepore, Government Accountability Office

    The Defense Department isn’t following one of its own roadmaps. Back in 2012, defense planners devised a plan for protecting bases and installations from the potentially damaging effects of climate change. That’s all started to affect DoD’s planning, but there’s a lot more to do. Brian Lepore is the director of Defense Capabilities and Management at the Government Accountability Office. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what the roadmaps mean.

  • In Depth Show Blog – Jan. 13, 2014

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • In Depth Show Blog – July 15, 2013

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Faulty data may be driving Pentagon’s BRAC request

    The metrics used by the Defense Department to help determine whether it needs an official round of Base Realignments and Closures (BRAC) is in need of an update, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Current procedures lack the precision needed to give the Pentagon accurate data on the number of excess properties it actually owns.