Continuing problems in the Department of Defense"s inventory management statement of Frank C. Conahan, Assistant Comptroller General, National Security and International Affairs Division, before the Subcommittee on Readiness, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives by Frank C. Conahan

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  • United States. -- Dept. of Defense -- Equipment and supplies -- Management.,
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Inventory control.

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StatementUnited States General Accounting Office.
SeriesTestimony -- GAO/T-NSIAD-90-26.
ContributionsUnited States. General Accounting Office.
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Pagination11 p.
Number of Pages11
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GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management, focusing on problems it identified in DOD inventory management. GAO noted that: (1) DOD inventories of spare and repair parts have grown massively over the last 10 years; (2) the military services purchase items too early and in quantities that exceed their actual needs, and have millions of dollars worth of excess materiel.

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GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management problems. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has a documented history of such serious inventory management deficiencies as inaccurate inventory.

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issues. We have identified defense inventory management as 1 of our 25 high-risk areas in the federal government because of vulnerabilities to waste, fraud, and abuse.1 As requested, our testimony. Department of Defense inventory management problems continue: statement for the record of Charles A.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in adopting inventory management practices for hardware items, focusing on: (1) DOD and private-sector practices for managing hardware items; (2) whether DOD has adopted best practices for these items; and (3) opportunities that DOD can take advantage of to improve its management of hardware items.

Chapter 4 analyzes the problems within the DoD supply chain. These problems include inventory management where the DoD faces problems such as overstocking and delays in material shipping because supply is not available at a local retail or distribution depot.

Repair and maintenance of large equipment is inefficient. The book follows a logical path through inventory management. To make this easier we have divided the material into four parts. Part I gives an overall introduction to inventory management.

It discusses the movement of materials through supply chains, reasons for holding stocks, their importance, use, costs, and so Size: 1MB. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION Department of Defense (DoD) asset is any item of economic value owned by a DoD Component or held in a fiduciary capacity under the control of a DoD Component.

However, fiduciary assets Fund Balance with Treasury Under a Continuing. It all began during the summer of Data management professionals in the Department of Defense were given an exciting challenge by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (OUSD AT&L): to develop a community of practice (COP) resource for data managers in both government and private industry.

Defense Inventory Management: Problems, Progress, and Additional Actions Needed (Testimony, 03/20/97, GAO/T-NSIAD) Inventory management problems have plagued the Defense Department for decades.

Continuing problems in the Department of Defense's inventory management: statement of Frank C. Conahan, Assistant Comptroller General, National Security and International Affairs Division, before the Subcommittee on Readiness, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE B. Volume 2 is intended as a comprehensive reference book on budget matters of the Department of Defense. Budget policy memoranda issued throughout the year 2BDoD -R Financial Management Regulation Volume 2A, Chapter 1 *October The Department of Defense has recently undergone a DoD wide financial audit, the first in DoD history.

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The DoD Program Inventory reflects how specific programs align to the strategic goals in the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), dated February Information on contributions made by the programs to the department's Agency Priority Goals and Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) goals is available at Table of contentsI 1 Introduction 2 Inventory Management 3 Inventory models 4 Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) EOQ model When-to-order.

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The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is working closely with the Headquarters, Department of the Army (DA), G4 and elements in the other armed services to construct a new inventory management strategy that will revolutionize today's military logistics.

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The Department of Defense (DOD) supply chain is vulnerable to the risk of counterfeit parts, which have the potential to delay missions and ultimately endanger service members.

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The Defense Authorization Act requires the Department to create a Biennial Financial Management Improvement Plan. The plan is required to address financial management within the Department, including feeder systems not owned or controlled by the financial community, that provide data to the Department's finance and accounting systems.

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MARK CENTER DRIVE ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA TOP MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE CHALLENGES FACING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Public Lawthe “Reports Consolidation Act of ,” requires each Inspector General (IG) to prepare an annual statement that summarizes what the IG considers to be the “most serious.

Senior military personnel officers described to a House panel efforts to recruit and retain the best talent, while outlining challenges the military faces due to the competitive civilian job market. Improved systems thinking by the Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain workforce is needed to imbue all aspects of supply chain design, interaction, and management with an integration emphasis.

A framework for the DoD supply chain can provide a common understanding of the overall design, the roles of each function and process, and by: 1. Inventory Management System's Central Asset Repository of information.

Additionally, the Recovery Management area could utilize inventory information to identify an assets criticality (especially when the asset's location and owner are identified within the Inventory Management System).

Through the use of reports generated from the Inventory. Read this book on Questia. The authors provide a framework for an integrated Department of Defense (DoD) supply chain, associated policy recommendations, and a companion framework for management practices that will drive people to take actions aligned with this integrated supply chain approach.

DoD FY Program Inventory 6 Introduction The Department of Defense (DoD) Program Inventory reflects how specific programs align to the Strategic Goals of the organization in the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) Report, dated February Information on contributions made by the programs to the Department’s.

ways, these are the same issues affecting the acquisition of physical supplies and weapon systems. However, the unique characteristics of services and the increasing importance of services acquisition offer a significant opportunity for conducting research in the management of the service supply chain in the Department of Defense.

The Department of Defense (DOD) manages more than 5 million inventory items—such as nuts, bolts, and tires—that are valued at about $98 billion. Given budget pressures across the federal government, it’s essential that DOD make effective and thoughtful decisions about how it buys, stores, distributes, and disposes of the variety of items it needs.

Congress will want to seek clarity from the Department of Defense about the changes in the aviation force inventory from to due to reduced funding assumptions. The number of networks the Department of Defense (DoD) uses to execute its missions has increased significantly over the past 30 years.

Although these networks have proved vital to DoD’s success, the incremental and evolutionary manner in which DoD develops informationFile Size: 1MB. The results are in from the Defense Department's second audit, and Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Norquist told lawmakers that the process is benefiting the American people.

The implementation of this Department-wide plan, initiated in Octoberwill result in the following outcomes related to demand forecasting: Reduction of on-order and on-hand excess of secondary inventory items; Identification of improved forecasting methods and inventory management techniques that consider an item’s life cycle.

Department of Defense Reports for March T-NSIAD - Comments Relating to Reauthorization of the Defense Production Act () T-NSIAD - Defense Budget and Program Issues in the Fiscal Year Budget () IMTECFS - Army ADP Procurement () Contracting and Market Share Information.

Continuing problems in implementation of the Truth-in-Negotiations Act Department of Defense Problems in settlement of contractors' claims based on Government-caused delays Department of the Navy SU PPLY MANAGEMENT Inaccuracy of inventory records Department of the Army Need to eliminate low-cost, low-use items in.

Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Since we have consistently identified the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of secondary inventory (spare and repair parts, medical supplies, and other items to support the operating forces) as a high-risk area because inventory levels were too high and management systems and.

To understand the “use it or lose it” problem and its causes, it is first necessary to understand the Department of Defense’s year-end contract spending.

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