Accession Number : ADA116855

Title :   The Fleet Modernization Program: Still Room for Improvement.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROCUREMENT LOGISTICS AND READINESS DIV

PDF Url : ADA116855

Report Date : 14 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The Navy often does not follow its guidelines in managing its fleet modernization program. As a result, many ship alterations are deferred and data for cost estimates are not available. Also, the Navy does not always properly order material for the program, resulting in unnecessary procurements. The Navy spends nearly $1 billion a year in modernizing its ships. With growing concern over the readiness of the naval fleet, the Congress has increasingly scrutinized fleet modernization activities. The Congress is concerned that the Navy is wasting resources by not effectively managing the fleet modernization program. The Chairman, Subcommittee on Defense, House Committee on Appropriations, requested that GAO review the fleet modernization program, with the review serving as a follow-on to previous work performed for the Committee by GAO. Since GAO's earlier reports on the program, the Navy has made some improvements, particularly concerning the management of materials used in making the alterations.

Descriptors :   *Management planning and control, *Logistics management, *Fleets(Ships), *Naval operations, Logistics planning, PLanning programming budgeting, Marine engineering, Maintenance, Naval procurement, Materials, Logistics support, Cost estimates, Cost effectiveness

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE