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house Bill H.R. 2473

To improve Department of Defense policies relating to body armor.

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Official Title

To improve Department of Defense policies relating to body armor.


Directs the Secretary of Defense, with respect to the defense budget for FY2011 and thereafter, to ensure that within the research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) account for each military department, a separate, dedicated program element is assigned to: (1) the RDT&E of body armor; and (2) the procurement of body armor. Requires the Secretary to ensure that, from amounts authorized for RDT&E, necessary sums are available for: (1) research and development of lighter body armor while maintaining equivalent level of threat protection to the improved outer tactical vest and enhanced small arms protective inserts; and (2) the creation of a task force to carry out the RDT&E of lighter body armor.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
      Tactical Air and Land Forces
    IntroducedMay 19th, 2009

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