Audit Finds Holes In Army Body Armor Insert Testing

Law360, New York (August 3, 2011, 3:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government inconsistently enforced ballistic testing standards for body armor inserts that were procured through seven U.S. Army contracts worth $2.5 billion, according to a defense audit released Monday.

Because of inconsistent testing, the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense said in the audit that the Army’s Program Manager Soldier Equipment, which oversaw the review process, “could provide only limited assurance that approved ballistic materials for approximately 5 million inserts on seven contracts met the contract requirements.”

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