Analyze the health of the Defense Industrial Base, support its critical supply chains, and create mitigation strategies to address weaknesses.
Industrial Sector Research and Analytics (ISR&A) delivers defense industrial base assessments and risk-based analysis to decision makers to support robust, secure, innovative, affordable and technologically superior capabilities for today and for the future.
Primary Lines of Effort
Industrial Sector Research and Analytics monitors critical sectors in the defense industrial base that are vital to National Defense
Electronics, Rare Earth Elements, Strategic Materials, Critical Chemicals, Aircraft, Space Missiles, Munitions, and Space Launch Propulsion, Batteries and Energy Storage
Assessments chairs and participates in working groups focused on key defense industrial base challenges:
The Department of Defense implements the Defense Production Act Title I through the Defense Priorities & Allocations System (DPAS). DPAS prioritizes defense orders in support of programs of the highest national urgency that have demonstrated a need within the Industrial Base, ensuring programs experiencing disruption receive the appropriate prioritization to meet their program objectives in day-to-day operations and national emergencies.
The Department of Defense has entered into arrangements with several nations to ensure the mutual supply of defense goods and services. Bilateral Security of Supply Arrangements (SOSA) allow the DoD to request priority delivery for DoD contracts, subcontracts, or orders from companies in these countries. SOSA also allow the signatory nations to request priority delivery for their contracts and orders with U.S. firms.