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Defense Inventory: Procurement Transaction During Operations Desert Shield and Storm
NSIAD-92-268: Published: Aug 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed changes in procurement of supplies and equipment reported by the Department of Defense (DOD) during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.GAO found that: (1) DOD procurements in fiscal year (FY) 1991 increased over FY 1990 but were slightly lower than in FY 1989; (2) DOD-wide procurements for supply and equipment items fell from $73.1 billion i...
Defense Transportation: Ineffective Oversight Contributes to Freight Losses
NSIAD-92-96: Published: Jun 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to prevent losses of government property in transit, focusing on: (1) the extent that defense property is lost in transit; (2) the DOD astray freight program, designed to recover misdirected government property; and (3) factors contributing to losses of DOD property in transit.GAO found that: (1) in the pas...
Electronic Warfare: DOD Did Not Meet Test Criteria Before Production of the Airborne Self-Protection Jammer
T-NSIAD-92-22: Published: Mar 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1992.
GAO discussed the Navy's Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) Program, focusing on the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with recommendations allowing further ASPJ procurement only if it meets its reliability growth criterion. GAO noted that: (1) the ASPJ reliability growth criterion specifies that the system must achieve a minimum mean time of 75 hours between failures; (2) ASPJ reliabil...
Defense Industrial Base: DOD's Manufacturing Technology Program Needs Systematic Evaluation
NSIAD-92-74: Published: Mar 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) systematically tracks benefits from its Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program, focusing on the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) efforts to ensure that the: (1) ManTech Program is effectively implemented; and (2) benefits from ManTech projects are appropriately compiled and reported.GAO found th...
Defense Inventory: Information on Fiscal Year 1992 Secondary Item Funding
NSIAD-92-34FS: Published: Nov 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1992 appropriations request for secondary items.GAO found that: (1) in FY 1992, DOD estimated that its stock funds would obligate $25 billion to purchase secondary items and operate supply centers; (2) of the $25 million, DOD estimated that it would use $16.9 billion to procure secon...
Defense Management: Stronger Oversight of Joint Service Imagery Processing System Needed
NSIAD-91-164: Published: Jul 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of the Joint Service Imagery Processing System (JSIPS), focusing on whether: (1) the JSIPS program kept to original cost, schedule, and performance estimates; (2) DOD and the services fully considered user requirements in JSIPS design, development, and planned testing; (3) JSIPS program decisions were appropriately coordinated with closely...
Defense Inventory: Reports Need Comparable and Comprehensive Data
NSIAD-91-266: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory reports for: (1) comparability over time and across organizations; (2) inclusion of appropriate items; and (3) trends in inventory size.GAO found that: (1) in its September 1990 Supply System Inventory Report, DOD reported that its secondary item inventory decreased from $109.5 billion in September 1989 t...
DOD Budget: Observations on the Future Years Defense Program
NSIAD-91-204: Published: Apr 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), which represented the DOD 6-year plan of estimated expenditures and anticipated appropriation needs, focusing on: (1) whether DOD complied with legislation requiring the annual submission of a FYDP consistent with the President's annual budget submission; and (2) DOD advance pro...
Defense Inventory: Defense Logistics Agency Customers Order Supplies Uneconomically
NSIAD-91-39: Published: Feb 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the military services requisitioned supplies from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), to determine whether DLA customers appropriately used: (1) economical methods to order supplies; and (2) supply requisition priorities.GAO found that: (1) customers routinely placed numerous low-value requisitions that cost DLA more to fill than the value of t...
Defense Logistics Agency Customers Order Supplies Uneconomically
T-NSIAD-91-25: Published: Apr 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1991.
GAO discussed: (1) how much it cost the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to fill multiple orders for very low-cost items; and (2) how often customers ordered the same supply items more than once on the same day. GAO noted that: (1) DLA spent approximately $63 million more than the $22.6 million it charged its customers to fill low-value orders; (2) customers placed needless small orders for supplies...