Defense Inventory: Control Weaknesses Leave Restricted and Hazardous Excess Property Vulnerable to Improper Use, Loss, and Theft
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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Each year over the past 5 years, the Department of Defense has accumulated billions of dollars in excess property. This property covers the entire range of materials, equipment, and articles the Department uses, including vehicles, weapons, hand tools, lumber, medical equipment, and furniture. The Department is authorized to dispose of excess property and encourages the reuse of excess property to the maximum extent possible. Defense components, civilian federal agencies, and 12 programs have equal priority and first rights to excess property. The 12 programs are referred to by the Department and in this report as special programs. Property not reused by the federal agencies or the special programs is made available to state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, and the public.
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