Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO performed an automated analysis of the Air Force's Reliability and Maintainability Information System (REMIS) database as of the end of fiscal year (FY) 1996, focusing on short-term actions the Air Force could take to improve the accuracy of aircraft and missile data in REMIS.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Air Force Materiel Command||1. The Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, should ensure that the REMIS program office performs an automated analysis on a regular basis, for example monthly, to identify internal inconsistencies or discrepancies, such as the mismatches GAO identified. Once identified, the problems should then be researched and resolved to help improve the accuracy of the database and identify systemic problems. It is especially important that such analysis and corrective follow-up action be performed at the end of each fiscal year, prior to submitting the data to DFAS Denver for financial statement preparation.|
|Air Force Materiel Command||2. The Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, should ensure that the REMIS program office: (1) provides DFAS Denver complete information on all aircraft and missiles; and (2) either excludes foreign-owned aircraft from the data provided to DFAS Denver for its use in preparing the Air Force's financial statements or provides guidance to DFAS Denver for identifying and eliminating all foreign-owned aircraft from the REMIS data.|