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In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing its spare parts initiatives, specifically spare parts acquisition at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center, including: (1) information on price growth; (2) an evaluation of the adequacy of the price analysis procurement officials perform; (3) an assessment of the personnel changes made in response to the initiatives; and (4) ways to improve implementing selected initiatives.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of the Air Force 1. The Secretary of the Air Force should reestablish the requirement for competition advocates to make referrals for voluntary refunds when appropriate.
Closed - Implemented
An accomplishement report will be prepared as time permits. The Air Force issued guidance reaffirming the role of the competition advocates.
Department of the Air Force 2. The Secretary of the Air Force should direct the Directorates of Contracting and Manufacturing to resolve referrals in a timely manner.
Closed - Implemented
The Secretary of the Air Force is in the process of issuing guidance on resolving voluntary refund referrals in a timely fashion. The Air Force issued guidance to major commands emphasizing timely pursuit of voluntary refunds.

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