The Resource National Defense Stockpile: Views on DOD's 1992 Report to the Congress and Proposed Legislation

National Defense Stockpile: Views on DOD's 1992 Report to the Congress and Proposed Legislation

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National Defense Stockpile: Views on DOD's 1992 Report to the Congress and Proposed Legislation
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National Defense Stockpile: Views on DOD's 1992 Report to the Congress and Proposed Legislation
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The General Accounting Office's preliminary assessment indicates that DOD has made considerable efforts to improve its methodology for estimating stockpile requirements. However, the process used, taken in its overall context, is limited as a basis for determining specific estimates of stockpile requirements. GAO is concerned about the representation of uncertainty associated with goal estimates and the use of outdated data in the models. Although these shortcomings cast doubt on the specifics of DOD's proposed requirements goals, changes in the world situation and reductions in force structure indicate that cautious disposal of some material is probably prudent. GAO suggests that disposal of cobalt and other materials by DOD be carried out in full consultation with experts in other federal agencies and outside the government. Before discussing these points further, some background information on the stockpile and the DOD report may be helpful. In 1946, Congress enacted the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act, which authorized the present stockpile. Strategic and critical materials are those materials needed to supply the military, industrial, and essential civilian needs of the United States during a national emergency, and which are not likely to be produced domestically at levels sufficient to meet those needs. The current stockpile is composed of 91strategic and critical materials, including aluminum, beryllium, chromium, cobalt, germanium, industrial diamonds, manganese, and platinum. In February 1988, management of the stockpile was transferred by executive order from the General Services Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the Department of Defense. (KAR) p. 2
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV
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  • Military requirements
  • Defense planning
  • National defense
  • Stockpiles
  • Uncertainty
  • Congress
  • Department of defense
  • Global
  • United states
  • Emergencies
  • Management
  • Diamonds
  • Estimates
  • Aluminum
  • Platinum
  • Beryllium
  • Chromium
  • Transfer
  • Disposal
  • Germanium
  • Criticality(general)
  • Cobalt
  • Manganese
  • Strategic materials
  • Administration and Management
  • Defense Systems
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National Defense Stockpile: Views on DOD's 1992 Report to the Congress and Proposed Legislation
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Testimony before Congress
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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14 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227826151
  • (OCoLC)ocn227826151
Label
National Defense Stockpile: Views on DOD's 1992 Report to the Congress and Proposed Legislation
Publication
Note
Testimony before Congress
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
14 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227826151
  • (OCoLC)ocn227826151

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