Accession Number : ADA138326

Title :   Management of the Navy's Restricted and Technical Availability Program, Western Pacific.

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

PDF Url : ADA138326

Report Date : 16 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Reviewed selected aspects of the management of the Navy's Restricted Availability/Technical Availability (RA/TA) Program in the Western Pacific. Under this program, the Navy provides funds for selected repairs as well as essential routine depot maintenance to sustain combat ready ships. In the Western Pacific, RA/TA work is done at three ship repair facilities in Japan, the Philippines, and Guam. During fiscal year 1982, the Navy spent about $110 million for the RA/TA program on emergent and voyage repairs on the approximately 60 ships assigned to the 7th Fleet. Program management could be improved in the areas of: scheduling ships into repair facilities; quality and timeliness of work packages submitted by ships to repair facilities; and the ship repair facilities' maintenance management process. These issues were addressed in a fact summary provided to the Navy and the Subcommittee on Readiness, House Committee on Armed Services, for its deliberations on the Navy's fiscal year 1984 budget request. The Navy responded to questions submitted by the Subcommittee concerning the issues in the fact summary.

Descriptors :   *Maintenance management, *Naval vessels, *Management planning and control, Military requirements, Availability, Naval shore facilities, Repair, Logistics support, Scheduling, Timeliness, Operational readiness

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE