The Base Closure and Realignment Commission's report to the President has been delivered and our web-based comment section is now closed.
Thank you for your interest in sharing your comments with us. Written correspondence can still be sent to the Commission at the
following address through October 15, 2005.
2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission
2521 S. Clark St., Ste. 600
Arlington, VA 22202
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the public record. The information you provide will be used to inform the BRAC Commission's evaluation of the recommendations of the
Department of Defense regarding realignment and closure of defense installations and to formulate the recommendations of the BRAC Commission.
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As a general rule, the BRAC Commission will not redact contact information from the record once it has been submitted. Obscene or otherwise
unlawful submissions will not be incorporated into the public record. The BRAC Commission will not consider any information provided by the
public that is obscene or otherwise violates the law.
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The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission will refer allegations of ethical or criminal violations to appropriate investigative
and law enforcement agencies. Any comments received by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission through this portal that allege
criminal misconduct will be removed from posting in order to facilitate the investigation.
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Department of Defense. Anyone, whether uniformed or civilian, who witnesses what he or she believes to be a violation of Department of
Defense ethical standards and/or the law, including but not limited to fraud, waste, or abuse of authority, potential leaks of classified
information, or potential acts of terrorism, should report such conduct through the chain of command or either directly to his or her
respective service Inspector General or directly to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense Hotline at 800-424-9098
(e-mail: Hotline@dodgig.osd.mil) or through the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector
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General comments and criticisms of the Department of Defense base closure and realignment recommendations that do not amount to a violation
of criminal or ethical standards should be directed to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, not the Department of Defense
Inspector General. Because the laws and regulations that govern the operations of Inspectors General throughout the government restrict
the transfer of information received by Inspectors General from complainants, allegations of fraud waste and abuse that are made to the
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or person or entity authorized to permit the use or the licensing of such copyrighted material. Failure to indicate this information with
any attachments or materials submitted to the BRAC Commission will result in the material(s) being entered into the public record without
notice of copyright protection, as may be appropriate, and the possible resulting loss of such protection.