Protests Could Come From Army's Search for New Rifle

Some lawmakers are angry the Army quit the search to replace its Vietnam-era rifle.

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The Army is looking for replacements for its standard-issue M4 rifle, shown here being fired by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lauren Everett.

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The Government Accountability Office is Congress' chief auditing and investigative service, designed to root out mismanagement or corruption regarding public funds.

A spokesman for the GAO says none of the contractors has yet filed a formal complaint.

"There's always an interesting question," says Rumbaugh. "Are you going to burn your bridge [by] protesting?"

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