DHS Under Investigation by GAO for Ammo PurchasesSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 09:05
DHS Under Investigation by GAO for Ammo Purchases
By Elizabeth Flock
April 29, 2013
The Government Accountability Office tells Whispers it is now investigating large ammunition purchases made by the Department of Homeland Security. Chuck Young, a spokesman for GAO, says the investigation of the purchases is "just getting underway."
The congressional investigative agency is jumping into the fray just as legislation was introduced in both the Senate and the House to restrict the purchase of ammo by some government agencies (except the Department of Defense). The AMMO Act, introduced Friday, would prevent agencies from buying more ammunition if "stockpiles" are greater than what they were in previous administrations.