Defense Inventory: Problems in Managing Secondary Items
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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I am here today to discuss the military services and the Defense Logistics Agencys DLA management of their supply systems. We discussed some problems associated with these systems at a hearing before this Committee in 1987. Although the Department of Defense DOD has recently undertaken important initiatives aimed at correcting the problems, we do not see a great deal of progress. Problems have increased to the point where we have identified the defense supply system as 1 of 14 federal programs that are highly vulnerable to fraud, mismanagement, and abuse. Because of the limited progress, we will place increased emphasis over the next couple of years on solving the long-standing problems in the defense supply system. Even though we do not have all the answers, we believe our efforts to date show that the way for DOD to correct the problems is through top management leadership, commitment, and a specific agenda for improvement. I am encouraged by the logistics-related defense management initiatives, and I have recently met with Deputy Secretary Atwood and we agreed to keep each other informed as the initiatives proceed.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies