DHS Denies Massive Ammunition PurchasesSubmitted by emalvini on Sat, 03/23/2013 - 16:35
DHS Denies Massive Ammunition Purchases
By ELIZABETH FLOCK
March 22, 2013
The Department of Homeland Security responded Friday to questions from Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., about why the agency was allegedly planning to buy some 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the next five years.
DHS told Whispers it regularly fills all of its goods and services requirements at one time because it's cheaper for the agency, and that the 1.6 billion number was misleading because the language of DHS's purchase said it would need "up to" a certain amount.