2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 9 Sep 2002 19:43:35 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] research reorganization
According to Defense Environmental Alert (August 27, 2002), Pete
Aldridge, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology &
Logistics, has decided to reduce the size of his organization by moving
a number of programs to the armed services. Two programs caught in this
net are the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program
(SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP).

As I have written before, these two programs support high pay-off
research that addresses critical military environmental issues, such as
ordnance cleanup, range sustainability, and perchlorate contamination.

Moving these programs to the Army, as proposed, would likely lead to
dramatic reductions in their funding, and it would make it more
difficult for its research to serve not only the other armed services,
but other stakeholders, such as regulators and the public.

In short, I believe this aspect of the re-organization plan is a bad
idea. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Lenny Siegel

Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/96I-8918

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