Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Pentagon to Study PCS Costs | Military.com

Pentagon to Study PCS Costs | Military.com: The Defense Department soon will start a review of the military move system and its costs, Pentagon officials said Monday.

The review, which was originally reported by Alaska Public Media, comes after a Government Accountability Office finding last year that the cost of permanent change of station (PCS) moves increased 12 percent from 2001 to 2014 to $4.3 billion. The investigation also found that the DoD does not conduct reviews of the PCS system.

"DoD is convening a working group to review and revise, as necessary, the current PCS budgetary reporting requirements," Air Force Maj. Ben Sakrisson said in a statement. "DoD is also coordinating efforts with the military services to improve the completeness and consistency of the data, and to complete periodic evaluations of the effectiveness of the PCS program."

No information is available on when the review will be finished, he said.