Military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have focused attention on the performance of DoD¿s supply chain management. DoD spent $178 billion on its supply chain in FY 2007. There have been many reported weaknesses in DoD's management of its supply chain. DoD released its Logistics Roadmap in July 2008 to guide, measure, and track logistics improvements. DoD has identified two technologies included in this roadmap -- item unique ident. (IUID) and passive radio frequency ident. (RFID), as having promise to address weaknesses in asset visibility. This report reviewed: the extent to which the roadmap serves as a comprehensive, integrated strategy to improve logistics; and the progress DoD has made implementing IUID and passive RFID.
This report determines: (1) whether U.S. soldiers were exposed to Depleted Uranium Contamination (DUC) during the Persian Gulf War, (2) to what extent the Army had provided guidance and training to its personnel in the proper handling and risks involved with DUC and thereby prepared them to minimize their exposure, (3) how extensively the Army had medically evaluated personnel exposed to DUC radiation during the Persian Gulf War, and (4) how effectively the Army planned for and carried out the decontamination and disposal of combat vehicles contaminated by DUC. Charts and tables.