Fragmented Management Delays Centralized Federal Cataloging and Standardization of 5 Million Supply Items

Gao ID: LCD-79-403 March 15, 1979

The federal cataloging, engineering standardization, item entry control, and item deletion programs used by government agencies to manage required parts were reviewed.

It has been nearly 30 years since the Federal Catalog System was created, yet congressional intent has not been fully achieved. Notable progress has been made, but duplication of supply items continues to hamper effective government logistics.


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