Accession Number : ADA290925

Title :   DOD Rental Payments to GSA.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Stevens, L. N.

PDF Url : ADA290925

Report Date : 08 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The Subcommittee is concerned that the Department of Defense (DOD) appears to be spending more for building space at a time of significant downsizing and troop reductions. The 1993 President's budget estimates that DOD's rental payments to GSA for building space will increase from $385 million in 1992 to $402 million in 1993, an increase of $16 million or 4 percent. However, in discussions with DOD officials about the increase, we discovered a significant error in the estimates. The Air Force contribution to the renovation of the Pentagon, $12.6 million in 1992 and $32.6 million in 1993, was mistakenly included as rental payments to GSA. After correctly including it in the budget category as" rental payments to others," the revised payments to GSA actually decreased from $373.3 million in 1992 to $369.7 million in 1993, a net decrease of about 1 percent. The disrepair of the Pentagon and the decrease of only 1 percent in DOD's rental payments to GSA are classic examples of structural and managerial weaknesses related to the Federal Building Fund. The revenue generated by the growing realization that the Fund has failed to meet its expectations has resulted in withdrawal of support for the concept. (RWJ)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, COST ANALYSIS, REPORTS, COST ESTIMATES, MILITARY BUDGETS, OFFICE BUILDINGS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE