Responsibility for Spare-Parts Acquisition.
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
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Responsibility for developing spare-parts acquisition policy and monitoring program execution within the Office of the Secretary of Defense is split between the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering USDRE and the Assistant Secretary of Defense Manpower, Installations and Logistics ASD MIL. The split, however, has not been defined in a systematic manner, nor at a level of detail that clearly establishes the responsibilities of the organizations of the two officials, resulting in overlaps and omissions. This report 1 Describes the various functions comprising the spare-parts acquisition process and documents the interrelationships among those functions 2 Determines current assignments of spare-parts acquisition responsibilities for USDRE and ASD MIL and 3 Recommends and specifies detailed assignments of spare-parts acquisition responsibilities to the USDRE and ASD MIL to eliminate current overlaps and omissions.