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An Investigation into DOD's Transfers of Excess Equipment

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Department of Defense has a program that transfers some of its excess equipment--such as night vision goggles and simulated rifles--to law enforcement agencies. Transfer of this equipment is supposed to be tightly controlled, because many of these items are weapons or could easily be converted into weapons. But could a fictitious federal agency gain access to the program and obtain these controlled items?