Military Must Improve Inventory On Emergency Buys, GAO Says

Law360, New York (June 1, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT) -- The Army and Marines need a better system to inventory and evaluate rapidly procured wartime equipment, such as emergency vehicle armor upgrades that were rushed to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Government Accountability Office reported Thursday.

The nonstandard equipment, including mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles designed to counter the threat of improvised explosive devices, was bought outside of normal procurement channels, so it doesn't appear on unit authorization documents, according to the GAO.

With the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq and the drawdown in Afghanistan, the...
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