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Security of Supply Arrangements (SOSAs): Background and Issues [August 10, 2021]   [open pdf - 514KB]

From the Document: "The U.S. defense industrial base (DIB) sources goods, services, and raw materials from the global marketplace to support national security and defense requirements. To facilitate the unhindered access to some key supplies, the Department of Defense (DOD) has entered into bilateral Security of Supply Arrangements (SOSAs) with selected foreign governments to secure the mutual timely provision of defense-related goods and services during peacetime, emergency, and armed conflict. SOSAs allow DOD to request prioritized performance of contracts from companies in SOSA-signatory nations, and for SOSA signatories to request the same from U.S. firms. This In Focus considers the background of SOSAs in the context of a globally integrated defense industrial base, as well as potential policy considerations for Congress to advance national security and homeland defense."

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CRS In Focus, IF11894
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Date:
2021-08-10
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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