2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 10:03:48 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE: DoD testifies in support of two new rounds
Defense officials present case for 2 more rounds of base closures

Federal Times
March 7, 2012

The Defense Department's top installations official pressed lawmakers Wednesday to approve for two new rounds of base closures - one in 2013 and one in 2015.

Dorothy Robyn, deputy undersecretary of Defense for installations and the environment, said the five rounds of base closures from 1991 through 2005 avoid $12 billion annually in spending on base support, leasing and personnel - enough to buy 300 Apache attack helicopters or four submarines every year. Robyn appeared at a hearing of the House Appropriations subcommittee for military construction.

The 2005 base closure round, which accounts for $4 billion annually of the savings, is not representative of the savings DoD can achieve in future rounds because the emphasis that year was not on savings but on reorienting the military to face new threats.


For the entire article, see
http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20120307/ FACILITIES02/203070304/1027/FACILITIES


Lenny Siegel
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