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GAO Asks DoD to Clarify Guidance on Facility Assessments, Ratings

GAOThe Government Accountability Office has released a report that asks the Defense Department to clarify guidance on facility condition assessments and ratings in order to monitor the military’s implementation of standard facility policy requirements.

GAO said Thursday that the military services need to implement a standardized process for facility conditions assessments and recording condition ratings based on this process under existing DoD facility policies.

The U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps adopt the standardized process when assessing facility conditions across their installations and the Army implemented the standardized process at select installations.

GAO said DoD is unable to keep track of the services’ implementation progress because of the department’s unclear guidance.

Auditors cited as an example the lack of certainty that facilities assigned with code in DoD’s Real Property Assets Database have been evaluated based on the standardized process due to a separate database dictionary that shows the same code is used elsewhere.

GAO said the DoD would be unable to monitor how far the military services have standardized facility condition assessments and ratings unless the department revises its guidance.

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