|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||6 May 2005 05:16:47 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-IRF] Military construction and base closure|
[In past rounds, military construction often continued on bases after
the decision was made to close them. I doubt that the military has
modified its contracts to eliminate this inefficiency. - LS]|
BRAC signals don't come from spending
Ingleside pulls $26.2M in work in past 5 years
By Tara Copp, Scripps Howard News Service Corpus Christi Caller-Times (TX) May 3, 2005
WASHINGTON - Don't look to recent military construction to offer many clues as to the fate of the Coastal Bend's military installations during the next round of base closures.
One of the biggest myths about base closure is that "mil con" saves a base, a panel of congressional and defense officials said recently.
But military construction - which is congressional funding to build housing, upgrade roads, improve runways or docks - is a vital way to build up a base's "military value," which is one of the criteria by which a base is measured, they added.
Either way, each of the Coastal Bend facilities has absorbed millions of dollars in the past five years to improve housing, airfields and administrative facilities.
For the entire article, see http://www.caller.com/ccct/local_news/article/0,1641,CCCT_811_3747900,00.html
-- 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: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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