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.).
|“||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.||”|