Title 10, United States Code Section 2679, National Defense Authorization Act Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA), authorizes the Department of Defense (DoD) to establish intergovernmental support agreements with State and local governments to provide, receive, or share installation support services. NDAA 2015 has since clarified use of these authorities. For more information please visit IGSA Partnerships.
The Army may enter into IGSAs with State and local governments. States include the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Local governments are defined to include a county, parish, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special district, and any agency or instrumentality of a local government. The local government need not be inclusive of or contiguous to the installation.
Representatives of these municipal partners may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Local, and State Governments (Small Business Specialists, City Managers, Emergency Management, Public Works)
- Regional Planning Organizations
- Economic Development Organizations
- Community and State Colleges and Universities
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The Secretary of the Army is given the authority through 10 USC 2679 to approve IGSAs. In June 2018, this authority was delegated. IGSA proposals with an annual execution value equal to or less than $1,000,000 ($1M) will be routed from the originating command to their respective headquarters for review and approval (see Delegation of Authority to Approve IGSA to Landholding Command). The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (DASA) for Installations, Housing and Partnerships (IHP) is the Approval Authority for IGSAs with an annual execution value from $1,000,000 ($1M) to $3,000,000 ($3M) (see Delegation of Authority to Approve IGSA to IHP). The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations Energy and Environment (ASA IE&E) is the approval authority, delegated by the Secretary of the Army, for IGSA proposals with an annual execution value great than $3,000,000 ($3M). If the proposed IGSA is approved the originating command will receive an approval letter signed by the approval authority.
If the annual execution value of the IGSA exceeds $1,000,000 ($1M), the proposal is forwarded to HQDA from the originator’s higher command. The OACSIM Partnership Office will prepare the proposal for review, process, and vetting through the Army staff prior to forwarding to the appropriate approval authority depending on the annual IGSA execution value. The OACSIM Partnership Office will not forward a proposal without an endorsement from the headquarters of the local command. The OACSIM Partnership Office is also available for assistance in answering technical questions.