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.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|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.|
|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.|