It is described in a draft standard that has been circulated for comment and review by members of LECTAC
and the National Armor Advisory Board, a group consisting of representatives from the law enforcement and correctional communities, body armor manufacturers, fabric weavers, fiber producers and the government.
Although NIJ tries to respond to all inquiries and recommendations from practitioners, it still must prioritize projects according to LECTAC
recommendations and available funding.
, which now is a joint community of nearly all criminal justice constituencies, offers an effective forum for such an effort.