Home / DoD / GAO: 2005 BRAC Round Cost $14.1B Over Expectations

GAO: 2005 BRAC Round Cost $14.1B Over Expectations

DoD Image

The Defense Department spent an estimated $14.1 billion more than expected during its most recent round of Base Realignment and Closures, according to recent Government Accountability Office report.

BRAC costs for this round totaled $35.1 billion, 67 percent more than the Pentagon’s original prediction of $21 billion, auditors found.

GAO cited increased construction expenditures as the main contributing factor of the rounds that began in 2005 and was scheduled to complete by Sept. 15, 2011.

The process involved 800 defense locations and moved more than 125,000 personnel.

In early March, the Pentagon asked Congress to approve the next BRAC round for 2015, which would occur over two years.

Check Also

GAO: Air Force to Deploy New Combat Rescue Helicopters to Active Component by FY 2020

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force intends to start fielding in fiscal 2020 new Combat Rescue Helicopters to replace aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that have recorded the most flight time when it comes to staff recovery missions. GAO said in a report published Thursday the service will initially deploy the new helicopters to the active component six years ahead of the reserve component and to the Air National Guard by 2027.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *