BIS - Proposed revisions to defense priorities, allocation system regulations 

January 30: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Commerce Department today released for publication in the Federal Register a proposed rule (RIN 0694-AE81) revising the defense priorities and allocation system regulations.

Today's proposed rule [PDF 203 KB] would:


  • Clarify existing standards and procedures by which BIS may require that certain contracts or orders that promote the national defense be given priority over other contracts or orders
  • Provide new standards and procedures for such prioritization with respect to contracts or orders for emergency preparedness activities
  • Provide new standards and procedures by which BIS may allocate materials, services, and facilities to promote the national defense

The proposed rule implements provisions of the Defense Production Act Reauthorization of 2009 regarding publication of regulations providing standards and procedures for prioritization of contracts and orders, and for allocation of materials, services, and facilities to promote the national defense under emergency and non-emergency conditions.


Comments are requested by a date that is 60 days after the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for January 31, 2014



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