Citation Edit

Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA), Pub. L. No. 81–774 (Sept. 8, 1950), as amended, Pub. L. No. 102-590 (Nov. 10, 1992) and further amended October 2009 (50 U.S.C. App. §2061 et seq.).

Overview Edit

The Act is considered one of the most significant congressional authorities for supporting infrastructure protection efforts and managing infrastructure disruptions of national significance.

Since President Truman signed the DPA into law in 1950, successive administrations have stitched the DPA delegations into a safety net of Executive Orders, decision directives, and other significant legal doctrine — most of which implement our most vital defense and security programs. A congressional and administration strategy that diminishes the full reach of the DPA undermines our ability to ensure essential operational responsibilities for the national security and defense.[1]

References Edit

  1. Security in the Information Age: New Challenges, New Strategies, at 76.