GAO Defense Base Closure Recommendations

The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission heard testimony on the General Accounting Office’s Report on the Department of Defense base closure… read more

The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission heard testimony on the General Accounting Office’s Report on the Department of Defense base closure recommendations. The recommendations for military base closures are part of the Department of Defense’s plan to reduce the manpower in the U.S. military 25 percent by 1996. Criticism has been leveled at the recommendations by localities surrounding bases slated to be closed, based on the predicted economic hardship, including loss of jobs and income, to communities surrounding closed bases. The GAO’s report found the Department of Defense’s criteria for base closures were satisfactory, but found the U.S. Navy lacked adequate documentation for the General Accounting Office to conduct a complete investigation of the decision-making process performed by the division. close

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  • William Ball Commissioner Defense Base Closure and Realignment Cmsn.
  • Frank Conahan Assistant Comptroller General General Accounting Office
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GAO Defense Base Closure Recommendations

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Program ID:
18016-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 17, 1991 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 19, 1991 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • May 17, 1991 | 9:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 17, 1991 | 10:09am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 17, 1991 | 3:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 17, 1991 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 18, 1991 | 1:40am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 18, 1991 | 5:16am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 18, 1991 | 7:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 19, 1991 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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