Defense Logistics: Opportunities to Improve the Army's and the Navy's Decision-Making Process for Weapons Systems Support
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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Since the end of the Cold War, the Department of Defense DOD has dramatically reduced its forces and associated logistics support. The armed services have also significantly reduced their procurement of new weapons systems and are keeping their existing systems longer than originally anticipated. DOD has estimated that it is spending about 59 billion a year on logistics support to operate and sustain weapons systems, but the Department has estimated that these costs could be reduced as much as 20 percent by adopting improved logistics support practices. In fiscal year 1998, the Department directed the armed services to pursue logistics support reengineering efforts to achieve significant savings and to improve efficiencies. To this end, the services have begun implementing logistics support strategies that rely on the private sector to provide most of the support that was traditionally provided by the government. This approach is generally referred to as contractor logistics support.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies