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Better Management Needed In DOD To Prevent Fraudulent and Erroneous Contract Payments and to Reduce Real Property Maintenance Costs

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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United States General Accounting Office

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The Department of Defense DOD spends about 1.9 billion annually for maintenance, repair, and minor construction of its real property, but the backlog of that work continues to grow. The backlog of maintenance and repair--planned work which was not done due to a lack of resources--was 2.3 billion at the end of fiscal year 1978 and is estimated to increase another 151 million by the end of fiscal year 1980. In April 1979, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Installations and Housing testified before subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee that the maximum amount of maintenance is being provided with the available resources. He also testified that the backlog has grown because valid maintenance requirements have been identified faster than funds have become available.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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[A, Approved For Public Release]