Here's an amusing slip-up by the DHS.
They've attempted to redact the estimated cost of a no bid spare parts procurement contract. But as you can see, the marker wasn't quite dark enough.
Zooming in on the PDF is all it takes to see that maintaining the fleet of sidearms for the whole DHS will cost about a million dollars a year.
Domestic agencies have come under scrutiny in the last year for several less-than-normal appearing procurements.
This order from the DHS is on top of January's order for an astronomical 1 billion rounds of ammunition.
The standard issue statement about these procurements is consistently that it's a normal requirement not only to equip domestic officers, but also to qualify and train them with the weapons they carry.
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center says it takes approximately 20 million rounds per year to train its fleet of agents.
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