Defense Inventory: Navy Spare Parts Quality Deficiency Reporting Program Needs Improvement
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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The Department of Defense budgets billions of dollars each year to purchase and repair the spare parts needed to maintain its weapon systems and support equipment. To the extent these parts contain product quality deficiencies, safety, readiness, and mission performance capabilities can be greatly reduced and support costs can increase. Thus, the quality of spare parts is an important indicator of whether the Departments investment of funds is effective, efficient, and economical. Since 1990, we have reported that the Departments inventory, including spare parts, is a high-risk area because it is vulnerable to fraud, waste, and abuse.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies