requirements, and there will likely be different testing standards for them for the foreseeable future.

Recommendation 9-2: The Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), in collaboration with the military services, unified commands, government testing organizations, NIJ-certified testing laboratories, medical researchers and governmental and commercial material developers should convene a national body armor testing standard committee to review all appropriate considerations and develop recommendations that could lead to updated national body armor configurations and testing standards for body armor and helmet testing.

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