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F-35 Sustainment: DOD Needs a Plan to Address Risks Related to Its Central Logistics System
GAO-16-439: Published: Apr 14, 2016. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2016.
The Department of Defense (DOD) is aware of risks that could affect the F-35's Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS), but does not have a plan to ensure that ALIS is fully functional as key program milestones approach. ALIS users, including pilots and maintainers, in GAO's focus groups identified benefits of the system, such as the incorporation of multiple functions into a single system....
Major Automated Information Systems: Selected Defense Programs Need to Implement Key Acquisition Practices
GAO-14-309: Published: Mar 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2014.
Of the 15 selected Department of Defense (DOD) major automated information system (MAIS) programs, 13 had cost information available (2 did not, due to revisions to requirements and changes in scope). Of these 13 programs, 11 experienced changes in their cost estimates, including 7 that experienced increases ranging from 4 to 2,233 percent and 4 that experienced decreases ranging from 4 to 86 perc...
DOD Supply Chain: Suspect Counterfeit Electronic Parts Can Be Found on Internet Purchasing Platforms
GAO-12-375: Published: Feb 21, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2012.
Suspect counterfeit and boguspart numbers that are not associated with any authentic partsmilitary-grade electronic parts can be found on Internet purchasing platforms, as none of the 16 parts vendors provided to GAO were legitimate. Suspect counterfeit, which applies to the first two categories of parts that were tested, is the strongest term used by an independent testing...
Afghanistan: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight
GAO-09-473SP: Published: Apr 21, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2009.
The United States has provided approximately $38.6 billion in reconstruction assistance to Afghanistan and has over 35,000 troops in the country as of February 2009. Some progress has occurred in areas such as economic growth, infrastructure development, and training of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), but the overall security situation in Afghanistan has not improved after more than 7...
Defense Logistics: Department of Defense's Annual Report on the Status of Prepositioned Materiel and Equipment Can Be Enhanced to Better Inform Congress
GAO-09-147R: Published: Dec 15, 2008. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 2008.
The Department of Defense (DOD) prepositions equipment at strategic locations around the world in order to field combat-ready forces in days, rather than the weeks it would take if equipment had to be moved from the United States to the locations of conflicts. DOD's prepositioned stock programs support the National Military Strategy and are an important part of its overall strategic mobility frame...
Defense Logistics: Army and Marine Corps' Body Armor Requirements, Controls, and Other Issues
GAO-07-911T: Published: Jun 6, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2007.
In recent years, a number of reports and newspaper articles have cited concerns regarding the level of protection and the available amounts of body armor to protect deployed service members. As part of GAO's efforts to monitor the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the services' action to protect ground forces, GAO reviewed the Army and Marine Corps's actions to address these concerns. On April 26,...
Military Personnel: DMDC Data on Officers' Commissioning Programs is Insufficiently Reliable and Needs to be Corrected
GAO-07-372R: Published: Mar 8, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2007.
The Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) is a key Department of Defense (DOD) support organization that, among other things, generates reports for defense organizations such as the military services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Joint Staff. External organizations such as GAO and federally funded research and development centers also rely on DMDC for quantitative data and analyse...
DFAS-Kansas City Financial Reporting
AIMD-96-34R: Published: Feb 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1996.
GAO provided information on how the Defense Finance and Accounting Service's (DFAS) Kansas City Center could improve the quality of data used to manage, monitor, and report on the Marine Corps' financial operations and condition. GAO noted that in response to its recommendations, DFAS-Kansas City agreed to: (1) calculate the Marines' allowance for doubtful accounts receivable using an analysis of...
Defense Management: DOD's Estimated Savings for Printing Consolidation
NSIAD-92-66: Published: Dec 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to consolidate the printing and duplicating functions of the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) under the Navy Publishing and Printing Service (NPPS), focusing on the validity of DOD consolidation plans and savings estimate data.GAO found that: (1) although DOD adjusted its...
Eliminating Marine Corps Logistics Overlap Saves Millions; Further Savings Possible
LCD-80-74: Published: Jun 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1980.
In 1975, GAO reported that the Marine Corps' logistics system either duplicated or performed certain logistics functions similar to those being carried out by other Department of Defense (DOD) activities. Substantial reductions in the Marine Corps' logistics system were possible through greater reliance on other DOD logistics activities and the General Services Administration (GSA). GAO recommende...