Accession Number:

ADA333125

Title:

Defense Inventory; Inadequate Controls over Air Force Suspended Stocks

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-12-22

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

This report is one in a series of reports on the Department of Defenses DOD secondary inventory management. Over the past several years, we have issued a number of testimonies and reports that cite the management of defense inventory as a high-risk area. As requested, this review assesses selected aspects of the Air Forces logistics system for managing inventory in a suspended status, that is, inventory that cannot be issued because its condition is unknown or in dispute. Specifically, this report addresses the 1 reported quantity and value of suspended inventory, 2 weaknesses in managing suspended inventory and their potential effect on logistics support costs and readiness, and 3 reasons why suspended inventory is not well managed. The scope and methodology of our work are described.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE