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The Resource Army needs to improve its management and inventory control of small arms : report to the ranking minority member, Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, by the Comptroller General of the United States

Army needs to improve its management and inventory control of small arms : report to the ranking minority member, Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, by the Comptroller General of the United States

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Army needs to improve its management and inventory control of small arms : report to the ranking minority member, Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate
Title
Army needs to improve its management and inventory control of small arms
Title remainder
report to the ranking minority member, Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate
Statement of responsibility
by the Comptroller General of the United States
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Language
eng
Summary
Because of their cost, vital role in defense missions, and sensitivity to theft, military small arms require careful management and control. In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated certain aspects of Department of Defense (DOD) procurement, management, and disposition of small arms including the M2 machine gun. The M2 machine gun has been used by all U.S. military components since the end of World War I. The Army, which owns more than 75 percent of all M2 guns in DOD inventories, is designated the single procuring agent for all of DOD. Further, the Army is responsible for maintaining a central registry of the serial numbers of all DOD small arms. The Army has not established or maintained accurate inventory information needed to effectively manage its M2 machine gun program. Army inventory control systems do not provide reliable information on either the quantity or the condition of M2 assets. The Army does not have adequate procedures for obtaining information on the status of other services' inventories. Deficiencies in the DOD program for keeping serial number control of M2 machine guns and other small arms have prevented the achievement of expected asset visibility and physical controls over small arms inventories. These inventory control problems were not new to the Army or DOD. For many years, Army stocks of M2 machine guns far exceeded estimated requirements, so they were sold or given to foreign countries or disassembled for needed repair parts. The resulting depletion and a rapid increase in M2 requirements have caused a shortage of the weapons. GAO found that the Army was contemplating additional disassembly of almost 2,000 guns to obtain repair parts. In view of the current shortage, GAO believed that further disassembly was not justified
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Army needs to improve its management and inventory control of small arms : report to the ranking minority member, Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, by the Comptroller General of the United States
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  • "LCD-80-41."
  • "B-197160."
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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27 cm
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vi, 30 pages
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Hein Online
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)640627795
  • (OCoLC)ocn640627795
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Label
Army needs to improve its management and inventory control of small arms : report to the ranking minority member, Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, by the Comptroller General of the United States
Publication
Note
  • "LCD-80-41."
  • "B-197160."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
vi, 30 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)640627795
  • (OCoLC)ocn640627795
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirement: Adobe Acrobat reader

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