Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress, 1 April - 30 September 1984.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
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A few of the results of this coordinated effort are Documented savings and cost avoidances have nearly doubled in each of the last 3 years. Over the past three years, we have completed 156,410 corrective actions on 50,939 DoD internal audit reports, giving the Department 3.5 billion worth of monetary benefits. The Department has been diligent in suspending or debarring individuals or corporations who abuse the procurement process and has made use of this powerful administrative tool over 1,041 times since 1980--402 times in FY 1984 alone--an increase of 66 percent over the previous year. From June 1981 to September 1984, the DoD Hotline got over 19,000 contacts through calls and letters. Last summer Secretary Weinberger announced a 10-point program to reform spare parts procurement. In addition to changing a number of spare parts buying practices, the Secretary asked us to audit every major buying agency in DoD to learn whether his reforms would solve the systemic problems inherited in spare parts procurement. We made a random DoD-wide check of prices for spare parts and found that out of a sample of 2,300 items, 823--or 36 percent--were overpriced, with a total overpricing of about 17.5 million.
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