Soldiers might be Army strong, but the same cannot necessarily be said about the buildings they work in. The service is facing a nearly eleven billion dollar tag to get its facilities and installations fixed. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione was joined by Randy Robinson, acting assistant secretary of the army for installations, energy and environment, and Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, assistant chief of staff for installations management, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the issue further.
In the absence of congressional permission for base closures, the Defense Department has decided to invest heavily in demolishing structures on existing bases that are no longer worth saving.
With a November industry day, the Army is planning a year of pilots to test “smart city” technologies on its bases.
Army says it wants industry ideas to build ‘installations of the future’ from monitoring energy usage, to family life on the base.