H.R. 3449 (112th): Defense Supply Chain and Industrial Base Security Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Nov 16, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3449

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 16, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Critz, Mr. Manzullo, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Jones, Mr. Murphy of Connecticut, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, and Mr. Kissell) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Defense to develop a defense supply chain and industrial base strategy, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Defense Supply Chain and Industrial Base Security Act.

2.

Development by Secretary of Defense of a defense supply chain and industrial base strategy

(a)

Strategy required

The Secretary of Defense shall develop a defense supply chain and industrial base strategy, and subsequent plan, designed to secure the supply chain and industrial base sectors that the Secretary judges critical to the national security of the United States. The strategy and plan shall result in the mapping of the defense supply chain and industrial base, and such mapping and subsequent plan shall, at minimum—

(1)

attain high visibility into the Department of Defense supply chain from raw materials to final products with optimized identification of all direct and indirect contractors, customers, suppliers, and suppliers of suppliers to the Department of Defense;

(2)

identify the interconnections and relationships of all public and private direct and indirect contractors, customers, suppliers, and suppliers of suppliers to the Department of Defense;

(3)

include detailed business information on contractors, customers, suppliers, and suppliers of suppliers, along with accurate company sector and tier classification of all direct and indirect contractors, customers, suppliers, and suppliers of suppliers to the Department of Defense;

(4)

safeguard access to those critical sectors of the industrial base and recognize those critical sectors that are indigenous to the United States to be a national treasure;

(5)

be based on a prioritized assessment of risk and challenges to the defense supply chain and industrial base;

(6)

include, within the scale of the Secretary’s action, all current and emerging sectors of the defense supply chain and industrial base that he deems critical to the national security of the Unites States; and

(7)

provide reasonable assurance that the Secretary has the ability to timely and rapidly mobilize and surge the defense supply chain and industrial base sectors deemed critical to the national security of the United States.

(b)

Biennial review

The Secretary of Defense shall review the strategy and plan required in subsection (a) on a biennial basis. Such a review shall, at a minimum—

(1)

be conducted based on current mapping of the supply chain and industrial base structure and competitive landscape analysis, analysis of the activity relationship therein, and risks and opportunities therein; and

(2)

be informed by any changes or updates to the National Defense Strategy, National Military Strategy, national counterterrorism policy, homeland security policy, and the operational or contingency plans of the combatant commanders.

(c)

Report to congress

The Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report on the strategy and plan required in subsection (a) and the results of the biennial reports required in subsection (b). Such reports shall include:

(1)

A full description of the strategy required in subsection (a).

(2)

A complete description of the current supply chain and industrial base structure, an analysis of the landscape and activity relationship of the entities within the supply chain, and industrial base business network.

(3)

A description and analysis of the risks and challenges associated with disruption to the defense supply chain and industrial base.

(4)

The basis for the Secretary’s determination and prioritization of such risks and challenges.

(5)

Findings from the reviews required in subsection (b).

(6)

Recommendations for policy or regulatory changes necessary to safeguard the defense supply chain and industrial base and its indigenous nature.