Defense Inventory: Information on the Use of Spare Parts Funding is Lacking : Report to the Chairmen, Committee on Appropriations, and the Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives

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U.S. General Accounting Office, 2001 - 11 páginas
 

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Página 4 - BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY, VETERANS AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM ON THE STANDARD PROCUREMENT SYSTEM FEBRUARY 7, 2002 Mr.
Página 7 - II), the acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness...
Página 5 - ... designation," or variations of these terms throughout to refer to amounts set forth at the subactivity group level in an appropriation act's conference report These recommended amounts are not binding unless they are also incorporated directly or by reference into an appropriation act or other statute. *The Marine Corps is an exception with only three budget activities and does not include the mobilization budget activity. and Defense-wide activities at the subactivity level, it makes appropriations...
Página 5 - ... payments, transportation, health, and child care. Congressional defense committees have expressed concerns about the extent to which funds that directly affect readiness have been reduced to pay for other O&M expenses. To request funding from Congress, DOD divides its services...
Página 1 - ... operation and maintenance accounts. However, current financial information does not show the extent to which the Department used these funds for spare parts. Available documentation shows that the Department of Defense transferred 92 percent of these funds to the military services' operation and maintenance accounts.
Página 2 - Continuing concerns about the impact of spare parts shortages on readiness make reliable and timely information about the use of funds for spare parts essential for effective congressional oversight. A recent GAO Report, "Information on the Use of Spare Parts Funding Is Lacking", dated June 2001, found that the military services cannot track funds use to pay for spare parts.
Página 3 - ... through accelerated modernization efforts. Mr. WELDON. Why can you not track the execution of funding for spare parts? General KEANE. Thank you for the opportunity to address this important issue. This issue came to the forefront with draft GAO Report 01-472. The Report refers to $170 million that was to "be made available to finance spares and logistical support activities
Página 3 - During fiscal years 19962000, the Congress consistently funded the President's Defense operation and maintenance budget request and provided additional funding. In the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (PL 106-31 sec.
Página 2 - Once the funds were transferred into the operation and maintenance accounts, the Department did not separately track the use of these funds. They could have been used for a variety of purposes, including obtaining new or repaired spare parts. Funds within the services...
Página 4 - Department as a whole passed the test of an independent financial audit for fiscal year 2000 because of pervasive weaknesses in its financial management systems, operations, and controls.

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