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Army Supply Management: System for Issuing Replacement Clothing to Army Reservists Should Be Changed
NSIAD-91-136: Published: Jun 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Issue-in-Kind (IIK) system used by the Army Reserve and the National Guard to provide replacement clothing to their personnel, focusing on whether: (1) the Army implemented adequate controls over its IIK system; and (2) a monetary allowance system would be more efficient and economical.GAO found that the Army Reserve and National Guard: (1) did not have adequate internal controls...
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...
Over-The-Horizon Radar: Better Justification Needed for DOD Systems' Expansion
NSIAD-91-61: Published: Jan 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to use the Air Force's Over-the-Horizon Backscatter (OTH-B) radar for counterdrug purposes; and (2) provided information on the cost, design, acquisition and deployment, missions, and interoperability of OTH-B and the Navy's Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) programs.GAO found that DOD: (1) had...
Navy A-12: Cost and Requirements
NSIAD-91-98: Published: Dec 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for the A-12 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for A-12 aircraft changed considerably between December 1989 and April 1990; (2) the Navy's decision to lower the number of aircraft carriers reduced A-12 total cost, but increased the projected...
Army Logistics: Better Management of the Army's Unserviceable Inventories Could Save Millions
NSIAD-91-23: Published: Nov 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Army's plans for using its unserviceable asset inventories.GAO found that: (1) at three Army inventory control points, item managers initiated purchases for new assets without considering the potential for repairing unserviceable items in storage; (2) the Army could have repaired between 167 and 285 of the 815 items the inventory control points...
Defense Inventory: DOD Could Better Manage Parts With Limited Manufacturing Sources
NSIAD-90-126: Published: Aug 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) efforts to manage spare and repair parts with limited manufacturing sources, under the Department of Defense's (DOD) Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages Program.GAO found that: (1) the military services had not adequately implemented the DOD program policy to ensure that its objectives were...
Army Depots: Plans Abandoned for the New Distribution Center at the Red River Depot
NSIAD-90-184: Published: Aug 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's efforts to build highly mechanized distribution centers at three depots, focusing on: (1) the present work load at one depot compared to the Army's early projections; (2) the actual cost of that center; (3) the status of work at the three depots; and (4) the Army's rationale for completing one center, given the potential excess capacity...
Army Maintenance: Clearer Guidance Needed to Ensure Programs Reflect Current Requirements
NSIAD-90-229: Published: Aug 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's process for determining depot maintenance requirements, specifically at the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (TACOM) and the U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM).GAO found that: (1) TACOM and AVSCOM lacked effective controls to ensure that repair programs established at Army depots were based on current requirements data; (2) TAC...
Status of the Air Force's C-17 Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-90-48: Published: Jun 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the C-17 aircraft program, focusing on cost increases, schedule problems, and the risks of concurrency. GAO found that: (1) the Secretary of Defense restructured the C-17 program significantly by reducing the program from 210 to 120 production aircraft, the fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget request from 6 to 2 aircraft, and advanced procurement funds from 12 to 6 aircraft for FY 1992; (2)...
Defense Acquisition: Air Force Prematurely Recommends ADP Acquisitions
IMTEC-90-7: Published: Mar 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's requirements definition process for automatic data processing (ADP) system acquisitions.GAO found that: (1) Air Force regulations require that it define system requirements and evaluate alternative solutions before recommending system acquisition, but it has repeatedly failed to do so; (2) independent commissions have stated for ove...