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BRAC Program

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The Department of the Navy (DON) Base Realignment and Closure Program Management Office's (BRAC PMO’s) mission is to expeditiously and cost effectively provide all services necessary to realign, close, and dispose of DON BRAC properties through sound business management practices and transformational thinking to support the warfighter and provide savings to DON and the federal taxpayer.

To sustain military readiness and improve the defense mission during changing times and requirements, the Department of Defense (DoD) recognized the need to close some of its installations and realign DoD missions at others through five rounds of BRAC program implementation. DoD realigned missions or transferred property within DoD at some BRAC installations, but a large portion of BRAC property is intended for transfer to another federal agency or nonfederal entity. Many of the BRAC installations have required some type of activity under the DON ERP to make the property suitable for transfer. Although property disposal can occur outside the BRAC program, the vast majority of real property disposal associated with the DON ERP is done under BRAC. Most methods and protocols in use by DON ERP at active installations are applicable to BRAC installations. The differences between the DON ERP at BRAC and active installations include: 

  • Scheduling: BRAC may require a more aggressive schedule of cleanup than active installations. Expedited response actions are emphasized. Environmental schedules are often driven by a recipient’s redevelopment of the property and the need to provide jobs to the community affected by the closure of the DON facility; and 
  • Funding: Congress established the BRAC account, which provided multi-year funds to pay for BRAC. After the implementation period for each BRAC round, this fund can only be used to complete the defined BRAC actions, including environmental, caretaker, and real estate costs. Costs to ensure environmental compliance of current operations are not supported by this account.

 

To learn more, visit the DON BRAC PMO website to view BRAC-specific announcements, installation profiles, and other resources.

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