Defense Logistics: DOD Has Addressed Most Reporting Requirements and Continues to Refine Its Asset Visibility Strategy, Report to Congressional Committees [open pdf - 511KB]
From the Highlights: "DOD's 2014 'Strategy' states that to achieve a seamless and effective supply chain, DOD needs to have end-to-end visibility of its assets from acquisition to disposal and all points between. The Fiscal Year 2014 NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act] required DOD to submit to Congress a comprehensive strategy and plans for improving asset tracking and in-transit visibility, including 11 statutory elements that were specified in the mandate. The NDAA also included a provision that GAO [Government Accountability Office] assess the extent to which DOD's strategy and accompanying implementation plans include the 11 statutory elements; incorporate industry best practices related to automated information and data-capture technology; effectively execute DOD's IUID [Item Unique Identification] policies; and contain initiatives that align with DOD's overarching goals and objectives, and that have been implemented. This report discusses the extent to which DOD's 'Strategy,' plans and other documentation address the items specified by the mandate. GAO assessed DOD's 2014 'Strategy' and accompanying implementation plans submitted to Congress in response to the mandate, interviewed cognizant officials, and reviewed DOD's October 2015 'Strategy.'"
U.S. Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/