Military inventories (11 - 20 of 89 items)
High-Risk Series: Defense Inventory Management
HR-97-5: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of supplies that support the military services, focusing on DOD's need to be more aggressive in changing its management culture by taking advantage of new management practices, technologies, and logistics systems so that inefficiencies can be eliminated.GAO found that: (1) DOD has clearly had some success in addressing its inventory managem...
Defense Inventory: Spare and Repair Parts Inventory Costs Can Be Reduced
NSIAD-97-47: Published: Jan 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1997.
GAO reviewed how the military services can reduce their spare and repair parts storage and holding costs by consolidating or disposing of inventory that is not needed to meet current operating and war reserve requirements or is requested infrequently.GAO found that: (1) most of the services' inventory items stored at nonmajor locations are in small quantities; (2) over 53 percent of the items were...
Aviation Requirements: DOD Should Reassess the Marine Corps' Helicopter Modernization Decision
NSIAD-97-1: Published: Oct 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to reduce the number of helicopters in its inventories, focusing on: (1) whether the services were taking advantages of opportunities to increase commonality of helicopters within DOD; and (2) the Marine Corps' plans to modernize its fleet of UH-1 or Huey helicopters.GAO found that: (1) in deciding to modernize its fleet of utility helicopters...
Inventory Management: Adopting Best Practices Could Enhance Navy Efforts to Achieve Efficiencies and Savings
NSIAD-96-156: Published: Jul 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Navy's aircraft logistics system, focusing on the Navy's efforts to improve and reduce the cost of the system.GAO found that: (1) the best practices identified in the airline industry could improve the responsiveness of the Navy's logistics system and save millions of dollars; (2) the Navy's logistics system is complex and often does not respon...
Defense Logistics: Requirement Determinations for Aviation Spare Parts Need to Be Improved
NSIAD-96-70: Published: Mar 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's and Navy's policies and procedures for procuring aviation spare parts, focusing on whether their requirements and budgets reflect the amounts they actually need.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force and Navy budgeted $132 million more than needed for aviation spare parts because they used questionable policies to determine their requirements and assign accountability for d...
Army Inventory: Budget Requests for Spare and Repair Parts Are Not Reliable
NSIAD-96-3: Published: Jan 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1996.
GAO reviewed the: (1) accuracy of the databases used to determine Army spare and repair parts requirements and inventory levels for Defense Business Operations Fund budget requests; and (2) actions taken to correct data problems that could affect the reliability of these budget estimates.GAO found that: (1) the Army's 1994 budget report contained numerous inventory data inaccuracies which led to e...
Defense Management Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-4(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Defense Management issue area as of January 2, 1996...
Military Operations and Capabilities Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-2(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Military Operations and Capabilities issue area as of January 2, 1996...
Aircraft Requirements: Air Force and Navy Need to Establish Realistic Criteria for Backup Aircraft
NSIAD-95-180: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the trend in the number of backup aircraft maintained by the Air Force and Navy, focusing on the: (1) actions that the Department of Defense (DOD) and the services have taken in response to prior recommendations to validate backup aircraft requirements; and (2) opportunities to remove unneeded backup aircraft from the force to minimize the cost of...
Defense Inventory: Extent of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Problems Still Unknown
NSIAD-95-85: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Diminishing Manufacturing Source and Material Shortages (DMSMS) program, focusing on DOD: (1) progress toward implementing the program; and (2) efforts to resolve DMSMS situations.GAO found that: (1) DOD has not collected departmentwide data on DMSMS situations and resolutions because the services do not have monitoring systems that provide quantitati...