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DHS Ammo Purchases


DHS Redacts Quantity of Ammunition Order, Issues “Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition”

 From: Free Republic

In a date-redacted document, DHS claimed “Unusual and Compelling Urgency” NOT to inform the public of quantities of ammo purchased with tax money ($4.6 MILLION) for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Federal Protective Service (FPS).

The original bid date was May 2012. On July 30, 2012 the award was announced for a contract, and for an undisclosed quantity of 223 62 grain duty and 223 64 grain duty. Federal Cartridge Company in Minnesota won the bid assuming any other company was allowed to bid against them.

The purchased ammo is to be used for the agencies listed above, for training and performance of duties. Attached to the Award Notice is a pdf titled “Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition”. As you read, ponder whether this is “Other Than Full and Open Competition”, or “Other Than Full and Open Disclosure”. 223 Redacted J&A.pdf


 DHS Redacted Ammunition Order - 1