Accession Number : ADA314086

Title :   Defense Depot Maintenance: Commission on Roles and Mission's Privatization Assumptions are Questionable.

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

PDF Url : ADA314086

Report Date : 15 JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This report analyzes the assumptions the Commission on Roles and Missions (CORM) used to support its recommendations for a time-phased plan to privalize essentially all Department of Defense (DOD) depot maintenance activities. Specifically, we examined the assumption that such privatization would save 20 percent and not adversely affect readiness and sustainability. We also addressed the Commission's assumption that requirements for public-private depot maintenance competitions would be limited. Preliminary observations on these issues were also discussed in recent testimony. Other questions contained in your October 12, 1995, request will be answered in later reports. The CORM'S depot privatization savings and readiness assumptions are based on conditions that do not currently exist for many depot workloads. Privatizing essentially all depot maintenance under current conditions would not likely achieve expected savings and, according to the military services, would result in unacceptable readiness and sustainability risks. The extent to which DOD'S long-term privatization plans and market forces will effectively create more favorable conditions for outsourcing is uncertain.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *MARKET RESEARCH, *CONTRACTS, *SUPPLY DEPOTS, *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, *SAVINGS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COMPETITION, COMBAT READINESS, WORKLOAD, BENEFITS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE