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Defense Inventory: Status of Inventory and Purchases and Their Relationship to Current Needs

NSIAD-99-60 Published: Apr 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1999.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) on-hand and on-order inventory, focusing on whether DOD: (1) had on-hand inventory exceeding current requirements as of September 30, 1996, and 1997; and (2) was buying inventory for which it had no current requirements as of those same dates.

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