Supporting Environmental Cleanup and Restoration Projects
The Department of Defense is responsible for the environmental cleanup and restoration of formerly used defense sites (FUDS), or properties formerly owned, leased, possessed, or operated by DoD. The Formerly Used Defense Sites Management Information System (FUDSMIS), developed by the ERDC Information Technology Laboratory in Vicksburg, Miss., is a single online database of high quality, up-to-date and accurate information to support environmental cleanup and restoration projects on FUDS.
Quick and Easy Access to FUDS Project Status
The FUDSMIS database provides quick and easy access to up-to-date information on FUDS properties and projects to a broad user community. The FUDS community as well as US Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters, Divisions, and Districts regularly use this database to assess program, property, and project status. The system also provides support for the DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution System and the Defense Environmental Restoration Program.
Reliable Coordination of Projects and Resources
Since the FUDSMIS allows managers to track and report FUDS property, project, and phase status and data, the FUDS community uses the database in all phases of their cleanup programs, including planning, programming, monitoring, reporting, and executing. FUDSMIS provides:
- Tools for scheduling and/or estimating studies and cleanup of FUDS sites
- Tools for determining the level of risk within a FUDS project
- Reporting capabilities for organizations at all levels
- Standardization of program management processes in response to changes in data requirements or other changes in the FUDS program
- Historical repository for actions taken on the FUDS site
- Geographic Information System (GIS) browser capability
- Elimination of redundant data entry
- Reduced time and cost for HQ-requested data calls
- Reduced time and cost of report preparation
- Enhanced quality of data for upward reporting
Annual Budgeting for the FUDS Program
“As a Division Program Manager, I regularly access the FUDSMIS database to check on program status and assess District progress toward meeting program metrics: i.e., obligations; phase completions; and Remedy in Place/ Response Complete (RIPRC). In addition, Divisions are directly responsible for assessing the quality of data in FUDSMIS: i.e., property and project descriptions; life cycle program planning; working work plan maintenance, and progress toward program metrics. During April to June, the Divisions will actively engage with the Districts to conduct necessary planning activities and preparation of the budget year program. Prior to this activity, the Districts will be actively engaging FUDSMIS for updating their project Costs-to-Complete. Bottom line is that FUDSMIS is instrumental in the management and success of the FUDS Program.” — Frank McStay, Division Program Manager in the Southwestern Division
West Mesa Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) Project
The former Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB) Precision Bombing Ranges, Oil Refinery Target, and New Demolition Area are located on an area known as the West Mesa, approximately two miles west to 18 miles northwest of downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. In the early part of World War II, the U.S. leased approximately 10,345 acres of land in this area from the City of Albuquerque for construction of precision bombing ranges. Students attending the bombardier training school at Kirtland AFB used the ranges for training and worked with 100 pound sand filled bombs and 100 pound concrete bombs, both with M1A1 spotting charges and aircraft flares. After a 100 pound high explosive bomb was found intact during the construction of a road in the New Demolition Area and was subsequently detonated by appropriate personnel, the West Mesa RI/FS project was spurred. FUDSMIS helps to coordinate the project.
“Without FUDSMIS, the FUDS program would not have been able to successfully obligate a $180 million plus-up in the last 90 days of FY2011.” — Lara Beasley, Application Functional Sponsor from the FUDS Program Office at HQ
ERDC Points of Contact
Questions about FUDSMIS?
Contact: Lauren Eckert