GAO: Pentagon's Projected BRAC Savings Could be Too High

By Sebastian Sprenger / July 1, 2005 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon's projected cost savings from the 2005 round of base realignments and closures may be too optimistic, according to a Government Accountability Office report released today. In May, the Defense Department unveiled a list of bases it recommends shutting down or consolidating -- moves DOD officials say would save almost $50 billion over 20 years. DOD also identified $5.5 billion in annual recurring savings after a six-year implementation period, a May 13 Pentagon announcement states. While congressional auditors agree...

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