Army says it wants industry ideas to build ‘installations of the future’ from monitoring energy usage, to family life on the base.
Leading the Army’s reevaluation of its facilities is Randy Robinson, the acting assistant Army secretary for installations, environment and energy.
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.
Military facilities in “failing” condition increased from 7 percent last year to 19 percent this year.
The military already has shown it can improve services on bases through public-private partnerships. As budgets shrink, the next task is to partner with local governments.