Accession Number : ADA314841

Title :   Policy Regarding Performance of Depot-Level Maintenance and Repair.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA314841

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : Depot-level maintenance and repair entails repair, rebuilding, and major overhaul of weapon systems (e.g., ships, tanks, and aircraft), parts, assemblies, and subassemblies. It also includes limited manufacture of parts, technical support, modifications, testing, and reclamation as well as software maintenance. Depot maintenance is currently accompllshed by some 89,000 Federal Government employees ranging from highly trained technicians and skilled artisans to engineers and top-level managers. The Military Services currently operate 30 major depot maintenance facilities (some of which are in the process of being closed as DoD maintenance depots). Additionally the Department uses in excess of 1,300 U.S. and foreign commercial firms to support its depot maintenance requirements. In FY 1996 depot maintenance of DOD weapon systems and equipment amounted to about $13 - $14 billion. DoD policy governing depot maintenance operations is predicated on providing flexible, timely and cost-effective depot maintenance support, as well as retaining military control over certain essential capabilities. This policy is necessarily shaped by departmental requirements for readiness, sustainability and support; by evolving national military strategy requirements; and by external considerations such as legislative mandates.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *POLICIES, *PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), *REPAIR, *SUPPLY DEPOTS, *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), CONTROL, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, JOB TRAINING, COMBAT READINESS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, TECHNICIANS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, ENGINEERS, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, LEGISLATION, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE