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Committee wants checks on defense industry’s supply chain

DOD’s supply chain management has been on GAO’s High Risk List since 1990

By Matthew Weigelt    May 13, 2011  Federal Computer Week

The House Armed Services Committee’s defense authorization bill would require defense officials to research where they’re getting their supplies in the age of the global marketplace.

The fiscal 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1540) would require the Defense Department to conduct an assessment of its industrial base to find any potential gaps that may affect the military’s operations.

Then, the Government Accountability Office would be double-checking DOD’s work to make sure it’s actually complete. GAO would review how DOD did its assessment and that recommendations for better management are reasonable, according the bill.

Please see the original at Federal Computer Week

May 15, 2011 - Posted by | Contractor Oversight, Department of Defense | , , ,

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