Logistics Management Issues

LCD-80-48: Published: Apr 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1980.

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The GAO Logistics and Communications Division is responsible for analyzing the relevant legal, economic, social, managerial, and technical issues in the government's management of its personal property. GAO reviewed the Division's audit plans for work in the logistics management area.

The federal government owns billions of dollars of material subject to logistics management. Logistics management functions include determining and satisfying needs; storage and preservation; distribution and transportation; utilization; maintenance and repair; disposal; and cataloging and standardization. It does not include determination of requirements for new major systems or the acquisition process for new systems, and the contracting process itself.

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