The Defense Department just gave Congress a list of the 10 most susceptible installations to climate change for each military service.
After getting a scolding from Congress, DoD is standing by its report on climate change and military installations.
The Defense Department says it could cost a quarter of a billion dollars to make facilities secure and that’s a conservative estimate.
Former DoD comptroller John Conger explains the results of the Defense Department’s infrastructure vulnerability assessment.
Navy officials told lawmakers facilities sustainment cuts have hurt personnel services and building modernization efforts.
The military’s focus on present operations is letting future readiness languish, Marine Corps and Army officials told Congress.
For the first time, nearly all of the Defense Department’s budget is under professional audit, the Pentagon told Congress in a report last week, making 2015 a “pivotal year” in getting the entire department’s books in audit-ready condition by the end of fiscal 2017.
The Defense Department has no inventory on cyber access points in its buildings and is under-funding building maintenance, leaving military installations open to cyber attacks.
The Association of Defense Communities recently surveyed its membership, asking whether they’d prefer another BRAC round to the current hand-wringing about when or if the military will realign its stateside infrastructure. 91 percent said they’d prefer another BRAC, while 8.6 percent prefer the status quo.
Nearly a quarter of the military’s facilities are rated as in “poor” condition; another 7 percent are failing. Officials say their 2016 budget would begin to dig out of billions of dollars in backlogged maintenance needs.