Accession Number : ADA325495

Title :   Closing Military Bases: An Interim Assessment.

Corporate Author : CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (U S CONGRESS) WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : This paper, prepared at the request of the Senate Armed Services Committee, examines the base realignment and closure process and provides an interim assessment of DoD's progress to date. It compares reductions to the base support structure with other measures of the defense drawdown as indicators of proportionality within the overall defense drawdown. It also examines DoD's effectiveness in carrying out BRAC procedures and decisions and addresses significant issues concerning the reuse of former military property. Data about the local economic and environmental impacts of BRAC actions highlight areas of major concern to the Congress, and a discussion of DoD's estimates of costs and savings outlines the need for near term spending in order to achieve long term savings. In keeping with the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO's) mandate to provide objective analysis, the study makes no recommendations.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *BASE CLOSURES, MILITARY FACILITIES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, COMBAT READINESS, COST ESTIMATES, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, LAND USE, SAVINGS, MILITARY BUDGETS, STOCKPILES, INVENTORY ANALYSIS, UNEMPLOYMENT.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE