Army Wasted $14M On Carbine Competition, OIG Audit Says

Law360, New York (September 16, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Army wasted $14 million on a competition to find a new source of improved M4 carbines that it does not have an immediate requirement for, according to a report Monday by the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General.

The army had proceeded with the competition despite its own assessments since 2006 that its inventory concerns did not involve updating the M4 carbines, long arms similar to rifles, according to the results of an audit conducted from August 2012 to July 2013  by the OIG....
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