The Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III program is one of three active authorities in the Defense Production Act, which was first signed into law in 1950 and was last renewed in 2018. The Title III program provides the President broad authority to ensure the timely availability of essential domestic industrial resources to support national defense and homeland security requirements through the use of highly tailored economic incentives. Specifically, the program is designed to create, maintain, protect, expand, or restore domestic industrial base capabilities.
The DPA Title III Office reports to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. The DPA Title III Office provides direction, guidance, and oversight to the DPA Title III program within the Department of Defense (DoD). The program is executed through the careful selection and implementation of projects designed to mitigate critical shortfalls in domestic defense industries.
BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT (BAA)
In February 2018, the DPA Title III Office, working with the U.S. Army Contracting Command, issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), a contracting vehicle, that provides companies a formalized way to submit their ideas through white papers for future projects essential to national defense. The BAA is in effect until February 22, 2023.
For detailed information about the most recent BAA, please visit Solicitation # W15QKN-18-R-01HZ at www.fbo.gov.