“We had brainstorming sessions inside the garrison, but then the G-9 and IMCOM would help us move in the right direction: here are the rules, here are the memoranda you need to do, the cost-benefit analyses,” he said. They made us crawl and walk, and now we`re running. But without their support, it would have been very difficult. And I guess a lot of facilities are really hard to put their foot forward because they don`t know what the possibilities are. This is another mechanism to offer the same service, but at a reduced price, while remaining local. Comments: DoD did not accept this recommendation and said that the Corps was part of the Department of the Navy and that the recommendation was not necessary. GAO made a similar recommendation to the Navy. The DOD agreed with this recommendation and indicated that the Department of the Navy would issue guidelines that would direct the Navy and Navy to establish and implement a process to track the financial and non-financial benefits realized from intergovernmental support agreements (IGSAs) implemented by their respective departments. On March 1, 2019, the Department of the Navy directed the Commander, Naval Facility Command (MCICOM), to define policies or procedures and implement a process to collect and monitor information on the financial or non-financial benefits realized from all implemented IGSAs. On June 27, 2019, MCICOM released the necessary guidelines as well as a Handbook order update that reflects the new requirements. Through the establishment and implementation of this process and the documentation contained in guidelines, the Marine Corps will have information that decision-makers can use to verify a possible extension of the IGSA and decide whether to develop and implement similar agreements at other sites. However, the military does not fully control the benefits of implemented GAs, as they do not have formal processes in place to this effect.
For example, Navy and Marine Corps officials said they did not monitor in part the financial and non-financial performance of implemented EGAs because they were at an early stage in the use of EGAs. . . .