TITLE

Defense Infrastructure: Most Recruit Training Barracks Have Significant Deficiencies: GAO-02-786

AUTHOR(S)
Holman, Barry
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
GAO Reports;6/13/2002, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Department of Defense reports that is has been faced with difficulties adequately maintaining its facilities to meet mission requirements. Facilities have been aging and deteriorating as funds needed to sustain and recapitalize the facilities have fallen short of requirements. GAO's review of the services' condition assessments in conjunction with visits to the basic training locations showed that most barracks were in need of significant repair, although some barracks were in better condition than others. GAO found that the exteriors of each service's barracks were generally in good condition and presented an acceptable appearance, but the barracks' infrastructure often had persistent repair problems because of inadequate maintenance. The services' approaches to recapitalize their recruit barracks vary and are influenced by their overall priorities to improve all facilities. Although the Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps are addressing many of their recapitalization needs in the near-term, most of the Army's plans are longer term.
ACCESSION #
18197990

 

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