Bill Aims To Halt Weapons Contracts Until DOD Ends Audit

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 12:06 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a bill Thursday that would force the U.S. Department of Defense to complete a long-planned audit before contracting any new major weapons systems that aren't vital to national security.

The Audit the Pentagon Act, introduced by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and co-sponsored by six other Republican senators and two Democrats, would prevent new weapons systems from progressing past research and development until the Pentagon can pass an audit.

The legislation is intended to give Congress enough information to determine...
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