Bases and Infrastructure
Enhance the oversight of contingency construction projects
Since involvement began in Iraq and Afghanistan, DOD has not separately tracked costs of contingency construction projects in those nations. DOD officials have said that they are not required to track these projects According to senior DOD officials, the department does not have to track these projects separately from other DOD projects, but the department has generated specific data on contingency construction projects in the past. GAO recommended that the department track these projects and review them to ensure funds were not improperly used, among other goals. As of 2018, DOD has taken some steps toward improving flexibility and responsiveness, but further work remains.