GAO completed a followup review of the Navy's program for using long supply aviation assets in producing aircraft airframes, engines, and targets. In a prior report, GAO identified weaknesses in the operation of this program and recommended specific actions for its improvement.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of Defense||1. The Secretary of the Navy should direct the Naval Air Systems Command to: (1) increase supervision over the program for requesting and providing long supply aviation assets to production contractors; and (2) request annual screening for long supply aviation assets in January rather than April. This action would permit available assets to be offered to production contractors early enough for suitable items to be used in the applicable production year.|