IG: Air Force not properly preventing, managing B-52 spare parts shortages

By Shelley K. Mesch / November 30, 2023 at 1:15 PM
The B-52 Systems Program Office ineffectively managed diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages and subsequently didn't adequately prevent or respond to spare part shortages for the legacy platform, a Defense Department inspector general report found. The SPO didn't establish a DMSMS management team or coordinate management across the B-52 supply chain nor did it identify spare parts by maintaining a “complete and accurate DMSMS list,” the report states. The IG recommended the SPO: Implement a signed management plan for DMSMS...

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