Oversight Chair Wants More Info On Armor Testing

Law360, New York (May 12, 2010, 3:35 PM EDT) -- In light of reports that armor for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan continues to be inadequate, House Oversight Committee chairman Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., has asked the U.S. Department of Defense to explain its body armor and armored vehicle procurement and testing practices.

Towns said in a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates released Monday that the DOD's body armor testing failed to comply with contract requirements, according to a report from the department's inspector general.

The January 2009 report also found that body armor that was...
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