H.R.5875 - PROTECT Act of 2008

To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that personal protective equipment undergoes survivability testing before full-scale production. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that personal protective equipment undergoes survivability testing before full-scale production. as introduced.
  • Short: PROTECT Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Providing Responsible Oversight and Testing of Equipment for Combat Troops Act of 2008 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Providing Responsible Oversight and Testing of Equipment for Combat Troops Act of 2008 or the PROTECT Act of 2008 - Removes provisions requiring the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation in the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide guidance to and consult with the Secretary of Defens

Official Summary

Providing Responsible Oversight and Testing of Equipment for Combat Troops Act of 2008 or the PROTECT Act of 2008 - Removes provisions requiring the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation in the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide guidance to and consult with the Secretary of Defense, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, and the Secretaries of the military departments with respect to operational test and evaluation or survivability testing (or both) in the DOD of force protection equipment (including nonlethal weapons). Adds items of (or key components of) personal equipment designed to provide some degree of protection to the user in combat to provisions requiring survivability and lethality testing before full-scale production.

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