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DoD Inspector General Report on Body Army Testing

DoD Inspector General Report on Body Army Testing

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The third in a seried of congressionally mandated investigations into military body armor testing and quality assurance.
The third in a seried of congressionally mandated investigations into military body armor testing and quality assurance.

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Published by: Christian Lowe on Jan 06, 2011
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Report No. D-2011-030 January 3, 2011
Ballistic Testing and Product Quality Surveillance for the Interceptor Body Armor - Vest ComponentsNeed Improvement
 
 
 
Additional Copies
To obtain additional copies of this report, visit the Web site of the Department of DefenseInspector General at http://www.dodig.mil/audit/reports or contact the Secondary Reports Distribution Unit at (703) 604-8937 (DSN 664-8937) or fax (703) 604-8932.
Suggestions for Audits
To suggest or request audits, contact the Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Auditing by phone (703) 604-9142 (DSN 664-9142), by fax (703) 604-8932, or by mail:ODIG-AUD (ATTN: Audit Suggestions)Department of Defense Inspector General400 Army Navy Drive (Room 801)Arlington, VA 22202-4704
Acronyms and Abbreviations
AQL Acceptance Quality LimitCOPD Contract Purchase DescriptionDAP Deltoid and Axillary Protector DCMA Defense Contract Management AgencyFAR Federal Acquisition RegulationFAT First Article TestGAO Government Accountability OfficeIBA Interceptor Body Armor IG Inspector GeneralIOTV Improved Outer Tactical VestLAT Lot Acceptance TestOTV Outer Tactical VestPDM Preliminary Design ModelPEO Program Executive OfficePM SEQ Program Manager for Soldier EquipmentQALI Quality Assurance Letter of InstructionQAR Quality Assurance RepresentativeRDECOMAC Research, Development and Engineering CommandAcquisition Center 
 
INSPECTOR GENERAL
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE400ARMY
NAVY
DR
IVEARLINGTON,V
IR
GINIA 22202-4704
January
3,
2011MEMORANDUM FOR AUDITOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMYCOMMANDING GENERAL, PROGRAM EXECUTIVEOFFICE SOLDIERDIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENTAGENCYDIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENTAGENCY ORLANDOSUBJECT: Ballistic Testing and Product Quality Surveillance for the Interceptor BodyArmor-Vest Components Need Improvement (Report No. 0-2011-030)We are providing this report for your information and use. We considered managementconunents on a draft
of
this report when preparing the final report. The ballistic testingand product quality surveillance for the Interceptor Body Armor-Vest Componentscould provide only limited assurance that the vest components met contract requirements.This is the third in a series ofInterceptor Body Armor reports in response
to
acongressional request.The Defense Contract Management Agency and ArmyProgram Executive Office Soldiercomments conformed to the requirements
of
000
Directive 7650.3; therefore,additionalconunents are not required.We appreciate the courtesies extended
to
the staff. Please direct questions to me at(703) 604-9071 (DSN 664-9071).
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@vJ-
Bruce
A.
BurtonDeputy Assistant Inspector GeneralAcquisition and Contract Management

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