Accession Number : ADA326659

Title :   Base Realignment and Closure: Another Option.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Carpenter, Raymond W.

PDF Url : ADA326659

Report Date : 05 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The prevailing belief within the Department of Defense (DOD) and the federal government is there is a need for an additional round of Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC) because DOD still has an estimated 18% excess infrastructure. Assuming that is true, perhaps the next round of BRAC should be premised on deactivation and mothballing or leasing rather than deactivation and disposition of the property. There are many contentious issues related to BRAC including: unrealistic land revenue sales estimates, unreliable savings projections, incomplete cost data, impact of environmental issues, the measure of excess capacity and future expansion requirements. BRAC should be recognized for what it is, an infrastructure reduction program, not a budget windfall. Mothballing is not only a viable alternative to disposition, in an uncertain world, it may be the wisest.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *BASE CLOSURES, REQUIREMENTS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, REDUCTION, COSTS, RELIABILITY, EXPANSION, SAVINGS, DEACTIVATION, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE