Army Working Capital Fund. Actions Needed to Reduce Carryover at Army Depots
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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The five Army depot maintenance activities support combat readiness by providing services to keep Army units operating worldwide. From fiscal years 2004 through 2007, the amount of new orders received to perform work increased 100 percent from 2.6 billion to 5.2 billion. The number of new orders is a factor in the amount of work the depots carry over from one fiscal year to the next. While past congressional defense committees recognize the need for carryover, the committees have raised concerns that carryover may be more than needed. GAO was asked to determine 1 the growth in reported total carryover from fiscal years 2004 through 2007 and the actions the Army is taking to reduce the carryover, 2 whether reported carryover amounts exceeded carryover ceilings for fiscal years 2006 and 2007 and adjustments made to reduce those amounts, and 3 the primary reasons for the increased carryover at the five Army depots. GAO analyzed reported carryover and related data at the five depots. GAO makes eight recommendations to the Department of Defense DOD that are aimed at 1 improving the reliability of carryover information and 2 reducing carryover associated with Army depot maintenance activities. DOD concurred with six recommendations and partially concurred with two. DOD commented that it is taking actions on all eight recommendations.
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