Rep. Lamborn Calls on Government Accountability Office to Review Basing Decision for U.S. Space Command

February 2, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Lamborn sent a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting the organization evaluate the methodology and scoring of the Department of the Air Force’s decision making process regarding the permanent headquarters for U.S. Space Command. The GAO is a legislative branch agency that provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for the United States Congress. The letter asks for GAO to review the process and produce a report to Congress.

Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:

We must make sure that the decision to relocate U.S. Space Command from its home in Colorado Springs was based solely on sound methodology and good, objective data. Many questions have been raised as to whether the decision was made on objective rather than political grounds.  The evaluation criteria for each metric has to have been applied evenly and consistently to each community. Any deviations from this raises serious concerns as to whether or not this process was fair and if the best site was selected. I am confident that the Government Accountability Office will investigate in a transparent, nonpartisan, and unbiased fashion. I eagerly look forward to the results of any report they produce on this matter.

Read the full letter here

Contact: Cassandra Sebastian (719) 520-0055