Annual report on prepositioned materiel and equipment
(a)Annual Report Required.—Not later than the date of the submission of the President’s budget request for a fiscal year under section 1105 of title 31, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the status of the materiel in the prepositioned stocks as of the end of the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year during which the report is submitted. Each report shall be unclassified and may contain a classified annex. Each report shall include the following information:
The level of fill for major end items of equipment and spare parts in each prepositioned set as of the end of the fiscal year covered by the report.
The material condition of equipment in the prepositioned stocks as of the end of such fiscal year, grouped by category or major end item.
A list of major end items of equipment drawn from the prepositioned stocks during such fiscal year and a description of how that equipment was used and whether it was returned to the stocks after being used.
A timeline for completely reconstituting any shortfall in the prepositioned stocks.
An estimate of the amount of funds required to completely reconstitute any shortfall in the prepositioned stocks and a description of the Secretary’s plan for carrying out such complete reconstitution.
A list of any operations plan affected by any shortfall in the prepositioned stocks and a description of any action taken to mitigate any risk that such a shortfall may create.
A list of any non-standard items slated for inclusion in the prepositioned stocks and a plan for funding the inclusion and sustainment of such items.
A list of any equipment used in support of contingency operations slated for retrograde and subsequent inclusion in the prepositioned stocks.
An efficiency strategy for limited shelf-life medical stock replacement.
The status of efforts to develop a joint strategy, integrate service requirements, and eliminate redundancies.
The operational planning assumptions used in the formulation of prepositioned stock levels and composition.
A list of any strategic plans affected by changes to the levels, composition, or locations of the prepositioned stocks and a description of any action taken to mitigate any risk that such changes may create.
(b)Comptroller General Review.—
The Comptroller General shall review each report submitted under subsection (a) and, as the Comptroller General determines appropriate, submit to the congressional defense committees any additional information that the Comptroller General determines will further inform such committees on issues relating to the status of the materiel in the prepositioned stocks.
The Secretary of Defense shall ensure the full cooperation of the Department of Defense with the Comptroller General for purposes of the conduct of the review required by this subsection, both before and after each report is submitted under subsection (a). The Secretary shall conduct periodic briefings for the Comptroller General on the information covered by each report required under subsection (a) and provide to the Comptroller General access to the data and preliminary results to be used by the Secretary in preparing each such report before the Secretary submits the report to enable the Comptroller General to conduct each review required under paragraph (1) in a timely manner.
The requirement to conduct a review under this subsection shall terminate on September 30, 2015.
(Added Pub. L. 110–181, div. A, title III
, § 352(a), Jan. 28, 2008
, 122 Stat. 71
; amended Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title III
, § 341(b), Dec. 31, 2011
, 125 Stat. 1369
; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title III
, § 343, Jan. 2, 2013
, 126 Stat. 1700
; Pub. L. 114–92, div. A, title III
, § 331, Nov. 25, 2015
, 129 Stat. 791
2015—Subsec. (a)(8). Pub. L. 114–92 amended par. (8) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (8) read as follows: “A list of any equipment used in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, or Operation Enduring Freedom slated for retrograde and subsequent inclusion in the prepositioned stocks.”
2013—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 112–239 substituted “The” for “By not later than 120 days after the date on which a report is submitted under subsection (a), the” and “each report submitted under subsection (a)” for “the report”.
2011—Subsec. (a)(7) to (12). Pub. L. 112–81 added pars. (7) to (12).
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