The decision follows public criticism of the use of such assets recently in Ferguson, Missouri.
The review will touch on several points, including
— 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.
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, according to the official.