ABSTRACT

Military Training: DOD Met Annual Reporting Requirements in Its 2017 Sustainable Ranges Report, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 1MB]

"DOD relies on its training ranges within the United States and overseas to help prepare its forces for combat and complex missions around the globe. Section 366 of the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 required DOD to submit a comprehensive plan on its efforts to address training constraints caused by limitations on the use of military lands, airspace, and marine areas in the United States and overseas for training. The act, as amended, further required DOD to provide annual progress reports on its efforts through 2018. The act also included a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to submit annual evaluations of DOD's reports. This report assesses the extent to which DOD's 2017 Sustainable Ranges Report met statutory reporting requirements. To conduct this work, GAO reviewed DOD's 2017 report and compared it with the statutory reporting requirements. GAO also interviewed cognizant DOD and military service officials regarding preparations made to complete the 2017 report."

Report Number:
GAO-17-769
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Date:
2017-09
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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