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GAO Says DHS Uniforms Mostly Foreign-Made, Despite Policy

Law360, Nashville (November 22, 2017, 6:53 PM EST) -- Despite a statutory requirement that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security purchase uniforms and body armor made by U.S. manufacturers, exemptions to the policy mean that DHS and its component agencies actually get the majority of their uniforms from foreign sources, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said on Tuesday.

Although the so-called Kissell Amendment is supposed to prevent DHS and its components from purchasing certain textiles made by non-U.S. manufacturers, exemptions to the amendment mean that more than half of spending on uniforms by those agencies actually...
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