GAO Report on Depot Maintenance Metrics
According to the GAO, “Each year, DOD orders and funds maintenance work that can’t be completed by the end of the fiscal year—which it refers to as carryover. For FYs 2007-2018, the Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force averaged less than 6 months of annual carryover; the Army averaged 10 months.”
The GAO continued, saying “DOD identified 3 different metrics it could use to calculate how much carryover it should allow. But we found that none of these metrics meet all the key attributes—reliability, completeness, consistency, and appropriateness—for providing quality information to decision-makers.”
The GAO went on to recommend that “the Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition and Sustainment) develop and adopt a depot maintenance carryover metric that provides reliable, complete, consistent, and appropriate information.”
For members of the life cycle logistics community, how might the issues raised and recommendation provided by the GAO potentially impact product support strategy development, implementation and execution for your program? Depot maintenance support? Key programmatic product support metrics?