H.R.2473 - To improve Department of Defense policies relating to body armor.111th Congress (2009-2010)
Summary: H.R.2473 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Introduced in House (05/19/2009)
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.