Skip to comments.Social Security Administration on Ammo Buy: 589 Bullets Per Agent Is Normal
Posted on 08/20/2012 8:22:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Social Security Administration on Ammo Buy: 589 Bullets Per Agent Is Normal By Penny Starr August 17, 2012
(CNSNews.com) Tracy Lynge, deputy assistant inspector general with the Social Security Administrations Office of Inspector General, said the order for 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets is normal for the agency to use in training its 295 special agents and arming them as law enforcement personnel deployed in 66 offices around the country.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) posted a "Request for Quote for Ammunition" on the FedBizOps.gov website on Aug. 7. The request listed the bullets that SSA wanted as ".357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow point pistol ammunition." The quantity listed was "174 TH." (See SSA order.pdf)
As with other Federal law enforcement agencies, SSAs OIG [Office of Inspector General] has established training requirements, such as mandatory quarterly firearms qualifications, Lynge told CNSNews.com in an Aug. 17 e-mail in response to questions about the ammunition acquisition. This training uses a considerable amount of ammunition.
For example, 290 agents training four times per year and using 150 rounds per training session would need 174,000 rounds, Lynge said.
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Why not? It's not *their* money paying for that premium ammo. Further, there's probably a procurement manager somewhere who got an office award for eliminating the redundant (cheaper practice) ammunition purchases.
“The real issue is that people didnt know the SSA had shooters.”
They have their own “police” department that provides security for the SSA offices.
Check this out for other FedGov “police” departments: