NRC Stockpile not meeting US security needs

Oct 05, 2007 | 04:11 PM |

The U.S. Defense National Stockpile Center (DNSC) is "wholly ineffective" at responding in the event of a national emergency or national security threat, according to a report by the National Research Council (NRC).

The report said the DNSC relies on outmoded economic models to determine demand for its supplies, and that there is little connection between the agency's stockpiles and the nation's security objectives because the agency neither collects nor has access to information about the specific needs of the military.

"We need a more comprehensive approach to managing the U.S. defense material needs," said Robert H. Latiff, chairman of the committee that wrote the report. ....

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