GAO Announces Investigation into U.S. Space Command Basing Decision

March 19, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) informed Congressman Doug Lamborn that they would review matters relating to the methodology and scoring of the Department of the Air Force's decision-making process for the location of the permanent headquarters for U.S. Space Command, as he requested. The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan legislative branch agency that provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for the United States Congress. This review comes after Congressman Lamborn sent a letter in February to the GAO asking for an official review.
 
Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:

"I am very pleased that the Government Accountability Office is conducting an investigation of the methodology behind the headquarters selection process for U.S. Space Command.  I believe the process the Department of the Air Force used was fundamentally flawed. It is crucial we thoroughly review their entire process to ensure that the decision was both sound and rooted in our national security interests. This kind of review is precisely what GAO excels at, and I am confident they will investigate in a transparent, nonpartisan, and unbiased manner.  I will continue working to ensure that USSPACECOM is headquartered at a location which strengthens and does not disrupt our national security space enterprise."

Congressman Lamborn sent this letter to GAO on February 1, 2021.

Read GAO’s letter confirming their review HERE.

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