PUBLICATION OF CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS SHORE INVESTMENT GUIDANCE:
R 221446Z MAY 15
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/PUBLICATION OF CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS SHORE INVESTMENT GUIDANCE//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N4/MAY//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the publication of the Chief of Naval
Operations Shore Investment Guidance. An electronic copy of the document is
available for download at http://www.cnic.navy.mil.
2. As our warfighting missions evolve, the Navy*s shore installations must
continue to provide the platform to train and prepare our Sailors, deploy our
ships and aircraft, and support our military families.
3. In our attempts to support our manpower and personnel budget, fund
current and routine operations, and build the future Navy to respond to
contingencies, we have deferred shore infrastructure investments. We must
continue to carefully and deliberately balance the risk we are taking in our
Shore enterprise. Chronic underinvestment in our shore infrastructure will
take an untenable toll on our ability to support deploying forces. To ensure
our Shore infrastructure is mission-ready, resilient, sustainable and in
synch with the Fleet, the following efforts will be implemented in support of
our tenets of Warfighting First, Operate Forward, and Be Ready.
4. Warfighting First. We must be judicious in our use of limited resources
as we sustain mission-capable installations and Shore programs integral to
our future vision. Budget priorities compel us to make choices in facility
investment -- even at public Naval Shipyards and Flagship Institutions. We
a. Implement a Facility Condition Index and a Component-level Condition
Index for all shore facilities by the end of FY15. These improved metrics
will provide a better understanding of facility readiness through an
objective assessment of risk.
b. Transition to a condition-based maintenance program across all Navy
buildings by the end of FY16 and all utilities and remaining structures by
the end of FY17. This will enable us to focus resources on specific building
components and systems where failure jeopardizes life or a warfighting
c. Increase combat capability for the warfighter by executing our Navy
Energy Strategy ashore. We will continue our efforts to achieve energy
security by reducing consumption of shore energy 50% by 2020, increasing our
use of renewable energy, and transforming our culture through energy
awareness and education.
d. Reduce our overall Shore footprint by demolishing or divesting
unneeded facilities and recapitalize existing facilities in lieu of new
construction. If we must construct new facilities, resource sponsors shall
program demolition at a 2-for-1 ratio.
5. Operate Forward. Every major acquisition program and infrastructure
decision involves requirements for the Shore that must be aligned with how
and where we train, operate, and maintain. To effectively and efficiently
operate forward, we will:
a. Apply *austere criteria* wherever and whenever practical --
minimizing the infrastructure, footprint, and finishes required to meet the
mission in the proposed operating environment.
b. Implement Strategic Laydown decisions by leveraging *bases* and
*places* where our allies and partners allow us to use their facilities.
Where investment overseas is required, we will seek opportunities to cost-
share with the joint force, our allies, and our partners.
c. Support the needs of our Combatant Commanders within fiscal
constraints when the Navy is designated the Lead Service and has the
preponderance of mission.
6. Be Ready. Our bases and *places* enable and facilitate Navy operations
around the globe. This infrastructure directly supports ongoing missions,
but it also fulfills its traditional role: of ensuring our Sailors,
Civilians, and Families remain prepared, confident, and proficient. To
support this role, we will:
a. Strengthen the resilience of critical assets and their supporting
infrastructure against physical and cyber threats. Owners and operators of
critical assets will collaborate with installation leadership to take
proactive steps to identify threats and manage risk.
b. CNIC and NAVFAC will review mission assurance and asset management
processes to create a single measure of *facility criticality* capable of
supporting investment prioritization for POM-18 deliberations.
c. Prioritize the security and reliability of our nuclear weapons
facilities. In doing so, we will resource strategic weapons
sustainment/recapitalization and accelerate shipyard infrastructure
improvements to ensure long-term health of these critical facilities.
d. Prioritize all recapitalization and military construction using the
Shore Mission Integration Group (SMIG). As the single forum for reconciling
Fleet/Provider and Shore requirements, the SMIG will validate infrastructure
solutions for capability gaps, optimally time our investments, aggressively
reduce our shore footprint, and respond to budget uncertainties in an agile
7. The Shore Triad -- OPNAV N4, Navy Installations Command, and Naval
Facilities Engineering Command -- will use this document to guide
requirements and make decisions to deliver an innovative, resilient, and
sustainable future shore structure in support of the Fleet, Fighter, and
Family. This guidance will be revised by ONPAV N4 should conditions warrant.
8. Released by VADM P. H. Cullom, N4.//