Progress has been made.
I don't have a difinitive date, but have been contacted. It shouldn't be long now.
I have ordered my flak vest...and it should arrive on the 18th or thereabouts. I ordered my helmet and that should arrive on the 22nd. There has been a lot of documentation needed. Apparently, you just can't buy ballistic vests and helmets...which seems very silly to me. But the government is always retroactive. In LaGuardia Airport after the fact over Thanksgiving it was posted all over that ink cartridges and printers weren't allowed on flights.