Foreign Sources of Supply: FY 2007 Report   [open pdf - 106KB]

"Section 812 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136), as amended by section 841 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109-364), directs the Secretary of Defense to establish a program to assess the degree to which the United States is dependent on foreign sources of supply; and the capabilities of the United States defense industrial base to produce military systems necessary to support the national security objectives set forth in section 2501 of title 10, United States Code. The Department is to use existing data for the assessment program. Not later than February 1 of each year, the Secretary is to submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report on the assessment program covering the preceding fiscal year. This report for FY 2007, as required by law, is based on an assessment of DoD prime contracts valued at over $25,000 for defense items and components exclusively. Other Department of Defense (DoD) reports to Congress provide information on total DoD purchases from foreign entities, and total DoD purchases of supplies manufactured outside the United States. The Department procures very few defense items and components from foreign suppliers. In Fiscal Year 2007, the Department awarded contracts to foreign suppliers for defense items and components totaling approximately $1.57 billion, less than onehalf of one percent of all DoD contracts; and only about 1.5% of all DoD contracts for defense items and components. This report concludes that the Department employs foreign contractors and subcontractors judiciously, and in a manner consistent with national security requirements."

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