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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office, issuing body.

Title Defense infrastructure, actions needed to strengthen utility resilience planning : report to the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate.

Publication Info. [Washington, D.C.] : United States Government Accountability Office, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-17-27    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (iii, 84 pages) : color illustrations
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "November 2016."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Background. -- Reported disruptions of DOD-owned utility systems cause a range of financial and operational impacts. -- Owners and managers of DOD-owned utility systems do not have consistently available information about utility disruptions. -- DOD is implementing a standardized condition assessment process to improve data reliability, but it could result in differences in the facility condition index across the services. -- Conclusions. -- Recommendations for executive action. -- Agency comments and our evaluation. -- Appendices.
Summary DOD installations rely on utilities, such as electricity, to accomplish their missions and disruptions can hamper military operations. Senate Report 114- 49 included a provision for GAO to report on DOD-owned utility disruptions. This report (1) describes the number, causes and impacts of utility disruptions caused by the failure of DOD-owned utility infrastructure for fiscal years 2009 through 2015; (2) assesses the extent to which owners and managers of DOD-owned systems have access to utility disruption information; and (3) assesses the extent to which the implementation of a standardized facility condition assessment process provides DOD consistent information about its utility systems. To improve utility system information, GAO is recommending that the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps take steps or provide guidance to consistently collect disruption information, and that while the SMS utilities module is under development, DOD take steps to ensure that the services apply condition standards consistently.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF cover page (GAO, viewed November 24, 2016).
Subject United States. Department of Defense -- Planning.
United States. Department of Defense -- Rules and practice -- Evaluation.
Electric power failures -- United States -- Prevention.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Planning.
Water utilities -- Risk management -- United States.
Electric utilities -- Risk management -- United States.
Electric utilities -- United States -- Management.
Water utilities -- United States -- Management.
Administrative agencies -- United States -- Rules and practice.
Military bases, American.
Genre/Form Online resources.
Added Title Actions needed to strengthen utility resilience planning
Running Title GAO-17-27, defense infrastructure
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-17-27

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