The Defense Production Act Title III office is committed to ensuring resilient, robust domestic supply chains in order to reduce reliance on foreign manufacturing and correct domestic shortfalls in the defense industrial base.
To protect and maintain the resiliency and long term sustainability of domestic supply chains and to enhance national security and preserve the supremacy of the American Warfighter.
What We Do
The DPA Title III office works in partnership with the Uniformed services, other government agencies, and industry to identify areas where critical industrial capacity is insufficient to meet U.S. defense and commercial needs. The office partners with U.S. private industry to mitigate gaps in the domestic supply chain through the use of grants, purchase commitments, loans, or loan guarantees.
Who We Are
The DPA Title III office is comprised of subject matter experts across a wide variety of investment areas, acquisition professionals, skilled program managers, and data analytics and audit professionals.
The Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III program is one of two investment programs in Industrial Policy.
The DPA Title III program targets investments that create, maintain, protect, expand, or restore domestic industrial base capabilities that are critical to the Department and the American Warfighter. The DPA Title III has three broad focus areas (listed below).
Sustain Critical Production
Programs addressing Industrial Base capability and capacity, whose primary focus is generating and sustaining Material Availability, Reliability, Maintainability, Mobility, Commonality, or Affordability.
Commercialize Research & Development Investments
Advanced Component or System Development and Demonstration capabilities may require investments to retain a qualitative edge in capabilities and establish commercial viability or scale up. Typical programs may begin with a technology proven capable of producing prototype components or systems in a production relevant environment.
Scale Emerging Technologies
Emerging Technology Investments enable the rapid and affordable introduction of new capabilities into the organic or commercial marketplace. The technologies may be developed to respond to an emerging threat, a capability gap, or may enhance interoperability or service of existing systems or platforms. The interest in these projects may be the result of revolutionary RD&D capabilities.