Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) procedures for safeguarding surplus Army M151 jeeps sent to disposal offices, focusing on whether DLA complied with the Department of Defense's (DOD) policy on the mutilation of M151 jeeps to prevent civilian use.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of Defense||1. The Secretary of Defense should direct management attention to solving the problems in the accountability system for property in transit from units to disposal offices.|
|Department of Defense||2. The Secretary of Defense should require DLA and its Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service to ensure that internal control procedures established to safeguard disposal items are followed.|
|Department of Defense||3. The Secretary of Defense should include in the next annual DOD Financial Integrity Act report to the President and Congress the need for an improved accountability system for property in transit from units to disposal offices as well as the need to follow controls during the disposal process and what corrective actions are being taken.|