Accession Number:

ADA134953

Title:

Recommended Dollar Reductions to DoD's Fiscal Year 1984 Ammunition Procurement and Production Base Programs.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-09-28

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The Chairmen, Subcommittees on Defense, House and Senate Committees on Appropriations requested this review. Our objectives were to assess the justifications for the military services fiscal year 1984 ammunition programs and the Armys production base support program. We evaluated requests involving large dollar amounts, items being bought for the first time, items that are having production andor performance problems, and projects to establish, modernize, and expand the ammunition production base. The number of items and complexity of issues, coupled with the unavailability of budget backup data until the end of February 1983, precluded an indepth review of each item. However, we reviewed factors such as requirements, inventory positions, production problems, quality, testing and development, funded program status, and field malfunctions for most items. This process helped identify items for detailed review and analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE