The review follows criticism of the use of force by police during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown earlier this month.
The review, CNN said, will focus on:
Whether such programs and funding are appropriate;
Whether state and local enforcement agencies have the necessary training and guidance after getting such equipment;
Whether the federal government is sufficiently auditing the use of equipment obtained through federal programs and funding.
CNN, citing the official, reported that White House staff — including members of the Domestic Policy Council, the National Security Council and the Office of Management and Budget — will lead the review in coordination with Congress.
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