Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III


The Defense Production Act (DPA), enacted in 1950, authorizes the President to ensure the availability of U.S. and Canadian industry for U.S. defense, essential civilian, and homeland security requirements. The priority areas are to sustain critical production, commercialize research and development efforts, and scale emerging technologies. Congress must write into law authorization to spend more than $50 million in aggregate action on a single shortfall. To read more about DPA Title III and how areas in shortfall are identified, read more here: and stay up to date here at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy:

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