Accession Number : ADA134953

Title :   Recommended Dollar Reductions to DoD's Fiscal Year 1984 Ammunition Procurement and Production Base Programs.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA134953

Report Date : 28 Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The Chairmen, Subcommittees on Defense, House and Senate Committees on Appropriations requested this review. Our objectives were to assess the justifications for the military services' fiscal year 1984 ammunition programs and the Army's production base support program. We evaluated requests involving large dollar amounts, items being bought for the first time, items that are having production and/or performance problems, and projects to establish, modernize, and expand the ammunition production base. The number of items and complexity of issues, coupled with the unavailability of budget backup data until the end of February 1983, precluded an indepth review of each item. However, we reviewed factors such as requirements, inventory positions, production problems, quality, testing and development, funded program status, and field malfunctions for most items. This process helped identify items for detailed review and analysis.

Descriptors :   *Military procurement, *Industrial production, *Ammunition, *Planning programming budgeting, *Costs, Federal budgets, Allocations, Reduction, Accounting, Cost analysis, Financial management, Army operations, Cost effectiveness, Military requirements, Munitions industry, Management, Monitoring, Inventory analysis, Department of Defense

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE