Accession Number:

ADA499197

Title:

DoD Procurement Policy for Body Armor

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

A member of Congress asked the DoD Office of Inspector General to review DoD procurement of body armor and armored vehicles to determine whether officials followed contracting policies. In addition, the member asked the DoD Office of Inspector General to provide information on why DoD issued contracts to Armor Holdings and Force Protection and to determine the effect the Armys ban on privately procured body armor had on the safety of our Service members. This is the second of two reports issued in response to the request. This report discusses the procurement of various body armor components by the Army and the Marine Corps, and the effect of the ban on privately procured body armor Appendix C. The first report, Report No. D-2007-107, Procurement Policy for Armored Vehicles, June 27, 2007, covered the procurement policy for armored vehicles and why DoD issued contracts for armored vehicles to Armor Holdings and Force Protection.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE