Accession Number : AD1011695

Title :   Prepositioned Stocks: DOD has Addressed Required Reporting Elements but Needs to Develop a Department-Wide Policy and Joint Service Approach

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington United States

Personal Author(s) : Russell,Cary ; Siggerud,Katherine

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Report Date : 01 Apr 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : DOD prepositions stocks--such as combat vehicles and repair parts--at locations around the world to prepare forces quickly for conflicts when needed. Section 2229a of Title10 includes a provision for DOD to report annually on its prepositioned stocks, and for GAO to review DODs report and provide Congress additional information on any issues identified. This report addresses the extent to which (1) DODs fiscal year 2014 report addressed the 12 statutorily required elements; and (2) DOD has made progress in developing a department-wide strategic policy and a coordinated joint military-service approach for managing prepositioned stock programs. GAO analyzed DODs report and other readiness reporting data, reviewed DOD guidance, and interviewed cognizant officials.

Descriptors :   logistics , Accountability , Department of Defense , Military strategy , Joint military activities , Operational readiness

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE