Joint Intelligence Analysis Complex: DoD Partially Used Best Practices for Analyzing Alternatives and Should Do So Fully for Future Military Construction Decisions, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 5MB]

"DoD's JIAC [Joint Intelligence Analysis Complex], currently located at RAF [Royal Air Force] Molesworth in the United Kingdom, provides critical intelligence support for the U.S. European and Africa Commands and U.S. allies. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review DoD's decision to consolidate and relocate the JIAC to RAF Croughton, United Kingdom. This report 1) describes key considerations that influenced DoD's decision and 2) evaluates the extent to which DoD's AOA [analysis of alternatives] process for its JIAC consolidation project aligns with best practices for such analyses. GAO visited current JIAC facilities to observe their condition and discuss with officials how certain factors affect the JIAC's ability to effectively conduct its mission, and the base at which DoD plans to consolidate the JIAC. GAO also discussed this AOA process with officials who participated in, and are knowledgeable about, the process; reviewed documentation used by DoD during the process; and evaluated the information using best practices identified by GAO as necessary characteristics of a high quality, reliable AOA process."

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