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Document: Government Accountability Office Report on Defense Department Move to Guam

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Marines prepare to disembark amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) in Guam on Sept. 12, 2013. US Navy Photo

Marines prepare to disembark amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) in Guam on Sept. 12, 2013. US Navy Photo

From the Dec. 17, 2013 Government Accountability Office report: Further Analysis Needed to Identify Guam’s Public Infrastructure Requirements and Costs for DOD’s Realignment Plan.

Some investments have been made to improve Guam’s public infrastructure in recent years, but many deficiencies and regulatory compliance issues continue to exist. The reliability, capacity, and age of much of the public infrastructure— especially the island’s utilities—indicate a need for additional upgrades to be able to meet current and future demands related to the realignment. Further, some infrastructure sectors, such as water and wastewater, face issues complying with federal regulations. Other sectors, such as the fire and police departments, are experiencing staffing and other shortages that affect their ability to serve Guam’s current population.

  • http://nickysworld.wordpress.com/ Nicky

    This is why the pacific Pivot should include rebuilding Tinian island as a base for the US Military as well.

    • Pat Patterson

      Tinian is a little small to support anything substantial compared to Guam and Saipan. Plus you’d have to build everything from scratch. Guam has always been a mess and hasn’t changed since I left in 1991.

  • Marcd30319

    Typical GAO report, asking for further analysis as always.