Jim Emerson, CoachIsRight.com
In response to a Congressional request, the Department of Defense Inspector General “determined that ballistic testing and quality assurance for Interceptor Body Armor inserts did not have proper controls to ensure that the ballistic inserts met contract requirements. Consequently, the Army cannot be sure that the appropriate level of protection has been achieved.” According to this report, the Army cannot assure our troops that the issued body armor will protect them in combat. In times of austere budgets the military must ensure that all equipment meets specifications.
Testing, Incomplete and Inconsistent
The Army Program Manager did not ensure consistent testing of the armor vests delivered by….