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In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the San Antonio Air Logistics Center's procurement practices to determine whether it: (1) procured spare parts for the C-5B aircraft economically and according to Air Force policies and regulations; and (2) provided the reserve units scheduled to receive the C-5A aircraft with only necessary ground support equipment.

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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 direct the Commander, Air Logistics Command, to take steps to ensure compliance with current breakout policy concerning the procurement of initial spare parts.
Closed - Implemented
The Department of Defense (DOD) concurred with this recommendation. The Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC) implemented AFLC Regulation 800-9, providing detailed procedures for procurement and breakout of initial spares.
Department of the Air Force 2. The Secretary of the Air Force should direct the Commander, Air Logistics Command, to take steps to ensure that spare parts are purchased directly from vendors when possible and more economical.
Closed - Implemented
DOD concurs with this recommendation. AFLC implemented AFLC Regulation 800-9, providing detailed procedures for procurement and breakout of initial spares.

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