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Accession Number PB2013-110579
Title Defense Management: DOD Should Enhance Oversight of Equipment-Related Corrosion Projects.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 56p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract According to DOD, corrosion can significantly affect the cost of equipment maintenance and expected service life of equipment. Corrosion affects military readiness by taking critical systems out of action and creating safety hazards. GAO was asked to review DOD's military-equipment corrosion-prevention and mitigation projects. In this report, GAO addressed the extent to which DOD has (1) ensured the submission of required reports for equipment-related corrosion projects; (2) collected the information needed to determine whether benefits and other measures have been achieved from equipment-related corrosion projects; (3) tracked the status of equipment-related corrosion projects; and (4) identified, shared, and incorporated lessons learned from equipment-related corrosion projects into future planning to prevent or mitigate corrosion. To conduct this work, GAO reviewed DOD policies and plans and met with DOD corrosion officials.
Keywords Benefits
Corrosion inhibition
Costs
Government policies
Hazards
Information needs
Maintenance
Military equipment
Mitigation
Project planning
Safety
Service life


 
Source Agency General Accounting Office
NTIS Subject Category 74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
71G - Corrosion & Corrosion Inhibition
Corporate Author Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number N/A

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