Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/151

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PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT. 17, 1998 112 STAT. 1981 (2) the projected cost savings from such reductions and the manner in which such savings are expected to be achieved. SEC. 349. INVENTORY MANAGEMENT OF IN-TRANSIT ITEMS. 10 USC 2458 (a) REQUIREMENT FOR PLAN. —Not later than March 1, 1999, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a comprehensive plan to ensure visibility over all in-transit end items and secondary items. (b) END ITEMS. —The plan required by subsection (a) shall address the specific mechanisms to be used to enable the Department of Defense to identify at any time the quantity and location of all end items. (c) SECONDARY ITEMS.— The plan required by subsection (a) shall address the following problems with Department of Defense management of inventories of in-transit secondairy items: (1) The vulnerability of in-transit secondary items to loss through fraud, waste, and abuse. (2) Loss of oversight of in-transit secondary items, including any loss of oversight when items are being transported by commercial carriers. (3) Loss of accountability for in-transit secondary items due to either a delay of delivery of the items or a lack of notification of a delivery of the items. (d) CONTENT OF PLAN. —The plan shall include for subsection (b) and for each of the problems described in subsection (c) the following information: (1) The actions to be taken by the Department. (2) Statements of objectives. (3) Performance measures and schedules. (4) An identification of any resources necessary for implementing the required actions, together with an estimate of the annual costs. (e) GAO REVIEWS. — (1) Not later than 60 days after the date on which the Secretary of Defense submits the plan to Congress, the Comptroller General shall review the plan and submit to Congress any comments that the Comptroller General considers appropriate regarding the plan. (2) Ine Comptroller General shall monitor any implementation of the plan and, not later than 1 year after the date referred to in paragraph (1), submit to Congress an assessment of the extent to which the plan hks been implemented. SEC. 350. REVIEW OF DEFENSE AUTOMATED PRINTING SERVICE FUNC- TIONS. (a) REVIEW REQUIRED. —The Secretary of Defense shall provide for a review of the functions of the Defense Automated Printing Service in accordance with this section and shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on National Security of the House of Representatives the matters required under subsection (f) not later than March 31, 1999. (b) PERFORMANCE BY INDEPENDENT ENTITY.—The Secretary of Defense shall select the General Accounting Office, an experienced entity in the private sector, or any other entity outside the Department of Defense to perform the review under this section. The Comptroller General shall perform the review if the Secretary selects the Comptroller General to do so. (c) CONSULTATION. — Regardless of the entity selected by the Secretary under subsection (b) to perform the review, the entity