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Policies, Procedures, and Practices for Determining Requirements for Military Family Housing and Bachelor Officer and Enlisted Quarters (United States)
Policies, Procedures, and Practices for Determining Requirements for Military Family Housing and Bachelor Officer and Enlisted Quarters (United States)

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COMPTROLLER
GENERAL
OF
THE
UNITED
STATES
WASHINGTON.
D.C.
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133316
To
the President of the Senate and theSpeaker of the House
of 
RepresentativesThis
is
our report on the survey of the policies, proce
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dures, and practices used by the Department of Defense fordetermining requirements for military family housing andbachelor officer and enlisted quarters.Copies
of 
this report are being sent to the Secretary oDefense; the Director, Bureau
of 
the Budget; the Secretary,Housing and Urban Development; and the Secretaries
of 
theArmy, Navy, and
Air
Force,Comptroller Generalof the United States
 
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COMPTROLLER
GENERAL
'S
IIEPORT
TO 
THE 
COiVGRESS
POLICIES,
PROCEDURES,
AND
PRACTICES
FO
DETERMINING
REQU
I
REMENTS
FOR
 MIL
ITARY
FAMILY
HOUSING
AND
BACHELOR
OFFICER
AND
ENLISTED
QUARTERS
Department of Defense B
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'133316
WHY 
THE
SURVEY 
WAS 
 MADE 
This survey was undertaken
as
part of the General Accounting Office'sanalyses of the Department of Defense's program for obtaining funds
to
build additional housing facilities at various
Army,
NavyI
and
Air
Forceinstallations. Our test covered locations
in
California, MassachusettsRhode Island, and Virginia.review by
GAO
of military housing activities
in
which there
is
a
strongcongressional interest.Tne examination
was
part of
a
continuing
FINL'1:Ni;S
U"D
CQNCLUSlOII'S
GAO
found that
DOD's
1968 request
for
family housing was of questionablevalidity principally because there was not, at the installations
re
-
viewed, a proper evaluation of existing available housing
in
nearby
com-
munities.stallation precludes,
in
our opinion, appropriate establishment ofpriorities of need for housing among installations, required because
of
the limited funds available.tack of proper evaluation of available housing
at
each in
-
For
example:
--
In the Twelfth Naval District, San Francisco, officials could notprovide
GBO
with
adequate documentation that
community
support wasadequately considered.
in
thevicinity of the Naval
Air
Station at Alameda and the NavalSupply Center and
ilavaf
Hospital at Oakland, or about600more than
the
official surveys.
GAO
identified about
950
vacant rental
units
(See p.
9.)
-
-
There were similar findings at the
Newport
Naval
dase;
Norfolk NavalComplex; Fort Devens Massachusetts; and Naval
Air
Station,
Iuloffett
Field, California. (See pp. 10
to 14.)
Other questionable practices
in
making family housing studies
wnich
re
-
flect adversely on the results are pointed
out
on
pages
55
to
20.
GAO
found
also
that
the
famm'?y
housing
studies were unnecessarily costly
and
complex
(see
pg.
26
to
28)
and
tnat
DOL!
internal audit agencies hadnot been reviewing
family
housing requirements at the installations wereviewed. (See
p.
30,)
GAO
found
a
need for
IIOD
to improve its
determination
of
require
-
ments for bachelor officers' quarters and barracks.For example:
(See
pp.
31
to
40.)
-
-
At
Mather
Air
Force Base,
Sacramento,
California,
GAO
questionedplans to construct460bachelor
csfficers'
quarters at
a
cost
of
,
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Sheet
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