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New lab being built at Hickam despite critics

The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command might be restructured or moved to the mainland

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 04, 2014

~~<p>The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command plans to move into a new $82 million headquarters and lab being built at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam &mdash; as the Pentagon and Congress look at restructuring the command and the possibility of moving it to the mainland.</p>
<p>The future uncertainty &mdash; even with the taxpayer expenditure of millions of dollars &mdash; follows scathing criticism of agencies in Hawaii and on the mainland that recover missing service members over interagency disagreements, overspending and underperforming results.</p>
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The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command plans to move into a new $82 million headquarters and lab being built at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam — as the Pentagon and Congress look at restructuring the command and the possibility of moving it to the mainland.

The future uncertainty — even with the taxpayer expenditure of millions of dollars — follows scathing criticism of agencies in Hawaii and on the mainland that recover missing service members over interagency disagreements, overspending and underperforming results. Login for more...



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