The body armor system currently issued to our soldiers is called Interceptor. The lead contractor for Interceptor body armor, Armor Holdings, is a big-time Republican campaign donor, as were some of Armor Holdings' largest shareholders.
In May 2006, the Pentagon, through its PEO (Program Executive Officer) Soldier program, had begun testing Dragon Skin at its H.P. White facility, when it abruptly stopped less than a third of the way through the tests. No reason was given. The testing has not been resumed.
More information about the man in charge of the armor testing, Col John Norwood:
Colonel (Retired) John D. Norwood, West Point Class of 1980, former Project Manager for Soldier Equipment under PEO-SOLDIER, from 2003 until his retirement in the summer of 2006. He is currently a new Vice President of the Aerospace & Defense Group of Armor Holdings, one of the principal manufacturers of Interceptor Body Armor.