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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 16, 2012
Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness

EXECUTIVE ORDER

NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

PART I - PURPOSE, POLICY, AND IMPLEMENTATION

Section 101. Purpose. This order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (the "Act").

Sec. 102. Policy. The United States must have an industrial and technological base capable of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency. The domestic industrial and technological base is the foundation for national defense preparedness. The authorities provided in the Act shall be used to strengthen this base and to ensure it is capable of responding to the national defense needs of the United States.

Sec. 103. General Functions. Executive departments and agencies (agencies) responsible for plans and programs relating to national defense (as defined in section 801(j) of this order), or for resources and services needed to support such plans and programs, shall:

(a) identify requirements for the full spectrum of emergencies, including essential military and civilian demand;

(b) assess on an ongoing basis the capability of the domestic industrial and technological base to satisfy requirements in peacetime and times of national emergency, specifically evaluating the availability of the most critical resource and production sources, including subcontractors and suppliers, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel;

(c) be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements;

(d) improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the domestic industrial base to support national defense requirements; and

(e) foster cooperation between the defense and commercial sectors for research and development and for acquisition of materials, services, components, and equipment to enhance industrial base efficiency and responsiveness.

Sec. 104. Implementation. (a) The National Security Council and Homeland Security Council, in conjunction with the National Economic Council, shall serve as the integrated policymaking forum for consideration and formulation of national defense resource preparedness policy and shall make recommendations to the President on the use of authorities under the Act.

(b) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall:

(1) advise the President on issues of national defense resource preparedness and on the use of the authorities and functions delegated by this order;

(2) provide for the central coordination of the plans and programs incident to authorities and functions delegated under this order, and provide guidance to agencies assigned functions under this order, developed in consultation with such agencies; and

(3) report to the President periodically concerning all program activities conducted pursuant to this order.

(c) The Defense Production Act Committee, described in section 701 of this order, shall:

(1) in a manner consistent with section 2(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2062(b), advise the President through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy on the effective use of the authorities under the Act; and

(2) prepare and coordinate an annual report to the Congress pursuant to section 722(d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171(d).

(d) The Secretary of Commerce, in cooperation with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and other agencies, shall:

(1) analyze potential effects of national emergencies on actual production capability, taking into account the entire production system, including shortages of resources, and develop recommended preparedness measures to strengthen capabilities for production increases in national emergencies; and

(2) perform industry analyses to assess capabilities of the industrial base to support the national defense, and develop policy recommendations to improve the international competitiveness of specific domestic industries and their abilities to meet national defense program needs.

PART II - PRIORITIES AND ALLOCATIONS

Sec. 201. Priorities and Allocations Authorities. (a) The authority of the President conferred by section 101 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071, to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads:

(1) the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer;

(2) the Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy;

(3) the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;

(4) the Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation;

(5) the Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and

(6) the Secretary of Commerce with respect to all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials.

(b) The Secretary of each agency delegated authority under subsection (a) of this section (resource departments) shall plan for and issue regulations to prioritize and allocate resources and establish standards and procedures by which the authority shall be used to promote the national defense, under both emergency and non-emergency conditions. Each Secretary shall authorize the heads of other agencies, as appropriate, to place priority ratings on contracts and orders for materials, services, and facilities needed in support of programs approved under section 202 of this order.

(c) Each resource department shall act, as necessary and appropriate, upon requests for special priorities assistance, as defined by section 801(l) of this order, in a time frame consistent with the urgency of the need at hand. In situations where there are competing program requirements for limited resources, the resource department shall consult with the Secretary who made the required determination under section 202 of this order. Such Secretary shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements to prioritize on the basis of operational urgency. In situations involving more than one Secretary making such a required determination under section 202 of this order, the Secretaries shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements should receive priority on the basis of operational urgency.

(d) If agreement cannot be reached between two such Secretaries, then the issue shall be referred to the President through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.

(e) The Secretary of each resource department, when necessary, shall make the finding required under section 101(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(b). This finding shall be submitted for the President's approval through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Upon such approval, the Secretary of the resource department that made the finding may use the authority of section 101(a) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(a), to control the general distribution of any material (including applicable services) in the civilian market.

Sec. 202. Determinations. Except as provided in section 201(e) of this order, the authority delegated by section 201 of this order may be used only to support programs that have been determined in writing as necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense:

(a) by the Secretary of Defense with respect to military production and construction, military assistance to foreign nations, military use of civil transportation, stockpiles managed by the Department of Defense, space, and directly related activities;

(b) by the Secretary of Energy with respect to energy production and construction, distribution and use, and directly related activities; and

(c) by the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to all other national defense programs, including civil defense and continuity of Government.

Sec. 203. Maximizing Domestic Energy Supplies. The authorities of the President under section 101(c)(1) (2) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(c)(1) (2), are delegated to the Secretary of Commerce, with the exception that the authority to make findings that materials (including equipment), services, and facilities are critical and essential, as described in section 101(c)(2)(A) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(c)(2)(A), is delegated to the Secretary of Energy.

Sec. 204. Chemical and Biological Warfare. The authority of the President conferred by section 104(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2074(b), is delegated to the Secretary of Defense. This authority may not be further delegated by the Secretary.

PART III - EXPANSION OF PRODUCTIVE CAPACITY AND SUPPLY

Sec. 301. Loan Guarantees. (a) To reduce current or projected shortfalls of resources, critical technology items, or materials essential for the national defense, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense, as defined in section 801(h) of this order, is authorized pursuant to section 301 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, to guarantee loans by private institutions.

(b) Each guaranteeing agency is designated and authorized to: (1) act as fiscal agent in the making of its own guarantee contracts and in otherwise carrying out the purposes of section 301 of the Act; and (2) contract with any Federal Reserve Bank to assist the agency in serving as fiscal agent.

(c) Terms and conditions of guarantees under this authority shall be determined in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The guaranteeing agency is authorized, following such consultation, to prescribe: (1) either specifically or by maximum limits or otherwise, rates of interest, guarantee and commitment fees, and other charges which may be made in connection with such guarantee contracts; and (2) regulations governing the forms and procedures (which shall be uniform to the extent practicable) to be utilized in connection therewith.

Sec. 302. Loans. To reduce current or projected shortfalls of resources, critical technology items, or materials essential for the national defense, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 302 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2092, to make loans thereunder. Terms and conditions of loans under this authority shall be determined in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of OMB.

Sec. 303. Additional Authorities. (a) To create, maintain, protect, expand, or restore domestic industrial base capabilities essential for the national defense, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093, to make provision for purchases of, or commitments to purchase, an industrial resource or a critical technology item for Government use or resale, and to make provision for the development of production capabilities, and for the increased use of emerging technologies in security program applications, and to enable rapid transition of emerging technologies.

(b) Materials acquired under section 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093, that exceed the needs of the programs under the Act may be transferred to the National Defense Stockpile, if, in the judgment of the Secretary of Defense as the National Defense Stockpile Manager, such transfers are in the public interest.

Sec. 304. Subsidy Payments. To ensure the supply of raw or nonprocessed materials from high cost sources, or to ensure maximum production or supply in any area at stable prices of any materials in light of a temporary increase in transportation cost, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303(c) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(c), to make subsidy payments, after consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of OMB.

Sec. 305. Determinations and Findings. (a) Pursuant to budget authority provided by an appropriations act in advance for credit assistance under section 301 or 302 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, 2092, and consistent with the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, as amended (FCRA), 2 U.S.C. 661 et seq., the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority to make the determinations set forth in sections 301(a)(2) and 302(b)(2) of the Act, in consultation with the Secretary making the required determination under section 202 of this order; provided, that such determinations shall be made after due consideration of the provisions of OMB Circular A 129 and the credit subsidy score for the relevant loan or loan guarantee as approved by OMB pursuant to FCRA.

(b) Other than any determination by the President under section 303(a)(7)(b) of the Act, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority to make the required determinations, judgments, certifications, findings, and notifications defined under section 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093, in consultation with the Secretary making the required determination under section 202 of this order.

Sec. 306. Strategic and Critical Materials. The Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of the Interior in consultation with the Secretary of Defense as the National Defense Stockpile Manager, are each delegated the authority of the President under section 303(a)(1)(B) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(a)(1)(B), to encourage the exploration, development, and mining of strategic and critical materials and other materials.

Sec. 307. Substitutes. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303(g) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(g), to make provision for the development of substitutes for strategic and critical materials, critical components, critical technology items, and other resources to aid the national defense.

Sec. 308. Government-Owned Equipment. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 303(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(e), to:

(a) procure and install additional equipment, facilities, processes, or improvements to plants, factories, and other industrial facilities owned by the Federal Government and to procure and install Government owned equipment in plants, factories, or other industrial facilities owned by private persons;

(b) provide for the modification or expansion of privately owned facilities, including the modification or improvement of production processes, when taking actions under sections 301, 302, or 303 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2091, 2092, 2093; and

(c) sell or otherwise transfer equipment owned by the Federal Government and installed under section 303(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2093(e), to the owners of such plants, factories, or other industrial facilities.

Sec. 309. Defense Production Act Fund. The Secretary of Defense is designated the Defense Production Act Fund Manager, in accordance with section 304(f) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2094(f), and shall carry out the duties specified in section 304 of the Act, in consultation with the agency heads having approved, and appropriated funds for, projects under title III of the Act.

Sec. 310. Critical Items. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 107(b)(1) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2077(b)(1), to take appropriate action to ensure that critical components, critical technology items, essential materials, and industrial resources are available from reliable sources when needed to meet defense requirements during peacetime, graduated mobilization, and national emergency. Appropriate action may include restricting contract solicitations to reliable sources, restricting contract solicitations to domestic sources (pursuant to statutory authority), stockpiling critical components, and developing substitutes for critical components or critical technology items.

Sec. 311. Strengthening Domestic Capability. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense is delegated the authority of the President under section 107(a) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2077(a), to utilize the authority of title III of the Act or any other provision of law to provide appropriate incentives to develop, maintain, modernize, restore, and expand the productive capacities of domestic sources for critical components, critical technology items, materials, and industrial resources essential for the execution of the national security strategy of the United States.

Sec. 312. Modernization of Equipment. The head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense, in accordance with section 108(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2078(b), may utilize the authority of title III of the Act to guarantee the purchase or lease of advance manufacturing equipment, and any related services with respect to any such equipment for purposes of the Act. In considering title III projects, the head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense shall provide a strong preference for proposals submitted by a small business supplier or subcontractor in accordance with section 108(b)(2) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2078(b)(2).

PART IV - VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS AND ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Sec. 401. Delegations. The authority of the President under sections 708(c) and (d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(c), (d), is delegated to the heads of agencies otherwise delegated authority under this order. The status of the use of such delegations shall be furnished to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

Sec. 402. Advisory Committees. The authority of the President under section 708(d) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(d), and delegated in section 401 of this order (relating to establishment of advisory committees) shall be exercised only after consultation with, and in accordance with, guidelines and procedures established by the Administrator of General Services.

Sec. 403. Regulations. The Secretary of Homeland Security, after approval of the Attorney General, and after consultation by the Attorney General with the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, shall promulgate rules pursuant to section 708(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(e), incorporating standards and procedures by which voluntary agreements and plans of action may be developed and carried out. Such rules may be adopted by other agencies to fulfill the rulemaking requirement of section 708(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2158(e).

PART V - EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL

Sec. 501. National Defense Executive Reserve. (a) In accordance with section 710(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(e), there is established in the executive branch a National Defense Executive Reserve (NDER) composed of persons of recognized expertise from various segments of the private sector and from Government (except full time Federal employees) for training for employment in executive positions in the Federal Government in the event of a national defense emergency.

(b) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall issue necessary guidance for the NDER program, including appropriate guidance for establishment, recruitment, training, monitoring, and activation of NDER units and shall be responsible for the overall coordination of the NDER program. The authority of the President under section 710(e) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(e), to determine periods of national defense emergency is delegated to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

(c) The head of any agency may implement section 501(a) of this order with respect to NDER operations in such agency.

(d) The head of each agency with an NDER unit may exercise the authority under section 703 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2153, to employ civilian personnel when activating all or a part of its NDER unit. The exercise of this authority shall be subject to the provisions of sections 501(e) and (f) of this order and shall not be redelegated.

(e) The head of an agency may activate an NDER unit, in whole or in part, upon the written determination of the Secretary of Homeland Security that an emergency affecting the national defense exists and that the activation of the unit is necessary to carry out the emergency program functions of the agency.

(f) Prior to activating the NDER unit, the head of the agency shall notify, in writing, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism of the impending activation.

Sec. 502. Consultants. The head of each agency otherwise delegated functions under this order is delegated the authority of the President under sections 710(b) and (c) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(b), (c), to employ persons of outstanding experience and ability without compensation and to employ experts, consultants, or organizations. The authority delegated by this section may not be redelegated.

PART VI - LABOR REQUIREMENTS

Sec. 601. Secretary of Labor. (a) The Secretary of Labor, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of other agencies, as deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Labor, shall:

(1) collect and maintain data necessary to make a continuing appraisal of the Nation's workforce needs for purposes of national defense;

(2) upon request by the Director of Selective Service, and in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, assist the Director of Selective Service in development of policies regulating the induction and deferment of persons for duty in the armed services;

(3) upon request from the head of an agency with authority under this order, consult with that agency with respect to: (i) the effect of contemplated actions on labor demand and utilization; (ii) the relation of labor demand to materials and facilities requirements; and (iii) such other matters as will assist in making the exercise of priority and allocations functions consistent with effective utilization and distribution of labor;

(4) upon request from the head of an agency with authority under this order: (i) formulate plans, programs, and policies for meeting the labor requirements of actions to be taken for national defense purposes; and (ii) estimate training needs to help address national defense requirements and promote necessary and appropriate training programs; and

(5) develop and implement an effective labor management relations policy to support the activities and programs under this order, with the cooperation of other agencies as deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Labor, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the National Mediation Board, and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

(b) All agencies shall cooperate with the Secretary of Labor, upon request, for the purposes of this section, to the extent permitted by law.

PART VII - DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT COMMITTEE

Sec. 701. The Defense Production Act Committee. (a) The Defense Production Act Committee (Committee) shall be composed of the following members, in accordance with section 722(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171(b):

(1) The Secretary of State;

(2) The Secretary of the Treasury;

(3) The Secretary of Defense;

(4) The Attorney General;

(5) The Secretary of the Interior;

(6) The Secretary of Agriculture;

(7) The Secretary of Commerce;

(8) The Secretary of Labor;

(9) The Secretary of Health and Human Services;

(10) The Secretary of Transportation;

(11) The Secretary of Energy;

(12) The Secretary of Homeland Security;

(13) The Director of National Intelligence;

(14) The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency;

(15) The Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers;

(16) The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and

(17) The Administrator of General Services.

(b) The Director of OMB and the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy shall be invited to participate in all Committee meetings and activities in an advisory role. The Chairperson, as designated by the President pursuant to section 722 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2171, may invite the heads of other agencies or offices to participate in Committee meetings and activities in an advisory role, as appropriate.

Sec. 702. Offsets. The Secretary of Commerce shall prepare and submit to the Congress the annual report required by section 723 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2172, in consultation with the Secretaries of State, the Treasury, Defense, and Labor, the United States Trade Representative, the Director of National Intelligence, and the heads of other agencies as appropriate. The heads of agencies shall provide the Secretary of Commerce with such information as may be necessary for the effective performance of this function.

PART VIII - GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 801. Definitions. In addition to the definitions in section 702 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2152, the following definitions apply throughout this order:

(a) "Civil transportation" includes movement of persons and property by all modes of transportation in interstate, intrastate, or foreign commerce within the United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia, and related public storage and warehousing, ports, services, equipment and facilities, such as transportation carrier shop and repair facilities. "Civil transportation" also shall include direction, control, and coordination of civil transportation capacity regardless of ownership. "Civil transportation" shall not include transportation owned or controlled by the Department of Defense, use of petroleum and gas pipelines, and coal slurry pipelines used only to supply energy production facilities directly.

(b) "Energy" means all forms of energy including petroleum, gas (both natural and manufactured), electricity, solid fuels (including all forms of coal, coke, coal chemicals, coal liquification, and coal gasification), solar, wind, other types of renewable energy, atomic energy, and the production, conservation, use, control, and distribution (including pipelines) of all of these forms of energy.

(c) "Farm equipment" means equipment, machinery, and repair parts manufactured for use on farms in connection with the production or preparation for market use of food resources.

(d) "Fertilizer" means any product or combination of products that contain one or more of the elements nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium for use as a plant nutrient.

(e) "Food resources" means all commodities and products, (simple, mixed, or compound), or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespective of other uses to which such commodities or products may be put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption. "Food resources" also means potable water packaged in commercially marketable containers, all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, seed, cotton, hemp, and flax fiber, but does not mean any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product.

(f) "Food resource facilities" means plants, machinery, vehicles (including on farm), and other facilities required for the production, processing, distribution, and storage (including cold storage) of food resources, and for the domestic distribution of farm equipment and fertilizer (excluding transportation thereof).

(g) "Functions" include powers, duties, authority, responsibilities, and discretion.

(h) "Head of each agency engaged in procurement for the national defense" means the heads of the Departments of State, Justice, the Interior, and Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the General Services Administration, and all other agencies with authority delegated under section 201 of this order.

(i) "Health resources" means drugs, biological products, medical devices, materials, facilities, health supplies, services and equipment required to diagnose, mitigate or prevent the impairment of, improve, treat, cure, or restore the physical or mental health conditions of the population.

(j) "National defense" means programs for military and energy production or construction, military or critical infrastructure assistance to any foreign nation, homeland security, stockpiling, space, and any directly related activity. Such term includes emergency preparedness activities conducted pursuant to title VI of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5195 et seq., and critical infrastructure protection and restoration.

(k) "Offsets" means compensation practices required as a condition of purchase in either government to government or commercial sales of defense articles and/or defense services as defined by the Arms Export Control Act, 22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq., and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, 22 C.F.R. 120.1 130.17.

(l) "Special priorities assistance" means action by resource departments to assist with expediting deliveries, placing rated orders, locating suppliers, resolving production or delivery conflicts between various rated orders, addressing problems that arise in the fulfillment of a rated order or other action authorized by a delegated agency, and determining the validity of rated orders.

(m) "Strategic and critical materials" means materials (including energy) that (1) would be needed to supply the military, industrial, and essential civilian needs of the United States during a national emergency, and (2) are not found or produced in the United States in sufficient quantities to meet such need and are vulnerable to the termination or reduction of the availability of the material.

(n) "Water resources" means all usable water, from all sources, within the jurisdiction of the United States, that can be managed, controlled, and allocated to meet emergency requirements, except "water resources" does not include usable water that qualifies as "food resources."

Sec. 802. General. (a) Except as otherwise provided in section 802(c) of this order, the authorities vested in the President by title VII of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2151 et seq., are delegated to the head of each agency in carrying out the delegated authorities under the Act and this order, by the Secretary of Labor in carrying out part VI of this order, and by the Secretary of the Treasury in exercising the functions assigned in Executive Order 11858, as amended.

(b) The authorities that may be exercised and performed pursuant to section 802(a) of this order shall include:

(1) the power to redelegate authorities, and to authorize the successive redelegation of authorities to agencies, officers, and employees of the Government; and

(2) the power of subpoena under section 705 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2155, with respect to (i) authorities delegated in parts II, III, and section 702 of this order, and (ii) the functions assigned to the Secretary of the Treasury in Executive Order 11858, as amended, provided that the subpoena power referenced in subsections (i) and (ii) shall be utilized only after the scope and purpose of the investigation, inspection, or inquiry to which the subpoena relates have been defined either by the appropriate officer identified in section 802(a) of this order or by such other person or persons as the officer shall designate.

(c) Excluded from the authorities delegated by section 802(a) of this order are authorities delegated by parts IV and V of this order, authorities in section 721 and 722 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2170 2171, and the authority with respect to fixing compensation under section 703 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2153.

Sec. 803. Authority. (a) Executive Order 12919 of June 3, 1994, and sections 401(3) (4) of Executive Order 12656 of November 18, 1988, are revoked. All other previously issued orders, regulations, rulings, certificates, directives, and other actions relating to any function affected by this order shall remain in effect except as they are inconsistent with this order or are subsequently amended or revoked under proper authority. Nothing in this order shall affect the validity or force of anything done under previous delegations or other assignment of authority under the Act.

(b) Nothing in this order shall affect the authorities assigned under Executive Order 11858 of May 7, 1975, as amended, except as provided in section 802 of this order.

(c) Nothing in this order shall affect the authorities assigned under Executive Order 12472 of April 3, 1984, as amended.

Sec. 804. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect functions of the Director of OMB relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,
March 16, 2012.
 HalftimeDad
Joined: 5/29/2005
Msg: 2
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Posted: 3/25/2012 6:44:01 PM
Just a quick glance at it seems to be pretty much what the country did during WW2. There wasn't even any domestic car production during the war - everything was for the war effort.

But I only took a quick look. If there's anything in there that's new or hasn't been done before you'll have to point it out.
 raxarsr
Joined: 7/10/2008
Msg: 3
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Posted: 3/25/2012 7:43:25 PM
its scary.....much stronger than the ww2 system was

its basically laying the groundwork for government "take over" of every basic need in the country

i'm not saying thats what the intended prrpose is......just what the potential is

with this president?....who knows his intentions
 red_fir
Joined: 11/21/2011
Msg: 4
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Posted: 3/25/2012 7:44:56 PM
This is simple prepositioning to justify ANY excess in the name of national security, an end run around due process or the least recognition of responsibilty to the people.
If I was a betting man I'd say someone is getting ready to create a national emergency.
 6stringsandotherthings
Joined: 1/14/2012
Msg: 5
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Posted: 3/26/2012 4:59:02 AM
This order is quite scary. The words "in peacetime and during war" say's is all. It is now saying the government can do this anytime for nat'l security. One definition for allocation means; to take without asking if I remember correctly. They can now in the name of nat'l security allocate and stockpile any resource, material or piece of equipment whether they need it or not. Welcome to the new socialist America people. This order has changed many times over the years but this administration has taken it to new levels. Good luck holding on to your farm equipment or your new invention if big brother decides you have what he needs for "OUR" security............... People better start waking up our "CONSTITUTION" is only being held together by a thread right now.
 Kings_Knight
Joined: 1/20/2009
Msg: 6
Conspiracy theory?
Posted: 3/26/2012 6:01:30 AM
The typical 'analysis' of this document follows the line that 'All presidents have done this; this is just the latest update because we didn't have [DHS, FEMA, insert favorite new agency here] when this was originally drafted. This just provides for Continuity of Government' in case of emergency.' In short: "Move along, folks - nothing to see here." That may - or not - be the case. I suspect it's not the case.

There is one section in particular with new wording added (Sec. 201, b). Here's the section with new wording that should have stood out like a sore thumb:

(b) The Secretary of each agency delegated authority under subsection (a) of this section (resource departments) shall plan for and issue regulations to prioritize and allocate resources and establish standards and procedures by which the authority shall be used to promote the national defense, under both emergency and non-emergency conditions.

'Emergency and non-emergency' conditions is language which expands power. Those two seemingly simple words confer unlimited application of 'authority'. Sleep well ... or, as someone once said: "Love your country - but fear your government."

Oh. Did anyone read the wording about control of the water supply?
 judydentures
Joined: 2/27/2012
Msg: 7
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Posted: 3/26/2012 6:07:42 AM
I think the elites are very worried. The financial system is still on edge because the "government" didn't have the balls to rein in Wall St. and put a stop to the reckless behavior. So, unfortunately another financial crisis is quite possible. Many people woke up to see the special nature of the elites because of the insane bailouts of the rich. A child could see that this was so totally out of line as to be wicked. The poor suffered layoffs and foreclosures while the rest got bonuses for ripping us off.
Somehow we got past that and most people have forgotten the episode.
But the elites are prepared for civil unrest, you can be sure of that. The country is crazy polarized, and the globalists definitely are attacking the Constitution, trying to limit free speech, as well as trying to gain control of the internet.
 Kings_Knight
Joined: 1/20/2009
Msg: 8
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Posted: 3/26/2012 7:45:45 AM
^ ^ ^

This is the 'administration's understanding of Pogo's phrase, "We have met the enemy, and he is us." ...

Can we watch 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' again now ... ?
 Balsamica
Joined: 2/24/2012
Msg: 9
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Posted: 3/26/2012 8:08:32 AM
I dont see how this would affect me or any individual. It seems to distribute powers and allocate resources for military preparedness, revising a 1955 document.

Wouldn't get my panties in a bunch.
 Aries_328
Joined: 10/16/2011
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Posted: 3/26/2012 8:59:52 AM

Wouldn't get my panties in a bunch.


Well, maybe that’s your problem! hahaha :) Sorry, I just had to.

As for the OP... this is why it is really dumb to give your medical care ... especially the payment of it... to the federal government. They do treaties and boarders. Everything is treated with the grace of a broadsword.
 6stringsandotherthings
Joined: 1/14/2012
Msg: 11
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Posted: 3/26/2012 10:13:54 AM
Good post Kings Knight ...........as for Balsamica; I have nothing against you and would like to offer you a bit of help for somethings that maybe coming all our way in the near future. When you hear the phrase "I'm from the government, I'm here to help" this will be your cue to wake up and run...........lol Please read the book Night by Elie Wiesel. He is a Nobel Prize recipient and wrote a little story on what happens to a sect of people who are lulled asleep by their government. You should be aware of the story already because it is a true story. Then when your done, research the governmental processes of how it came to be (from an out side source) and compare this to what Home Land Security is doing right now. This will require a lot of research and reading on your part. I hope this helps. Just so you know, I am neither a liberal or conservative when it come to politics. Progressive-ism has infiltrated both sides.
 Balsamica
Joined: 2/24/2012
Msg: 12
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Posted: 3/26/2012 11:00:46 AM
gstrings ... I'm not afraid of "the government". I've worked in state government for 15 years, including consulting to six state governments I didn't work for directly, and come to know many federal employees during that time.

I'm not going to read any of those books, but if you want to offer me a bit of help, why don't you point out the particular language you find in this that is objectionable, just cut and paste it here, and tell me why I should wake up and run, ok?
 IgorFrankensteen
Joined: 6/29/2009
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Posted: 3/26/2012 5:50:20 PM
As with almost all federal government documents, this one is very long and complicated.

When I read it through, it looks to me that the critical passages are:

Sec. 103. General Functions. Executive departments and agencies (agencies) responsible for plans and programs relating to national defense (as defined in section 801(j) of this order), or for resources and services needed to support such plans and programs, shall:

(a) identify requirements for the full spectrum of emergencies, including essential military and civilian demand;

(b) assess on an ongoing basis the capability of the domestic industrial and technological base to satisfy requirements in peacetime and times of national emergency, specifically evaluating the availability of the most critical resource and production sources, including subcontractors and suppliers, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel;

(c) be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements;

(d) improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the domestic industrial base to support national defense requirements; and

(e) foster cooperation between the defense and commercial sectors for research and development and for acquisition of materials, services, components, and equipment to enhance industrial base efficiency and responsiveness.


The OPERATIVE words used over and over, are variations on "be prepared," "assess" and "foster cooperation." I'm not seeing any orders for anyone in the government to establish control offices of any kind. No directives to take over anything. Not even directives to plan to take over anything.

It also says "This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person."

Finally, it says " This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations." That means that unless Congress, which is at least 50% Republican right now, approves funding for any of his, then NOTHING will be done that's in this.

Where's the conspiracy? Where is the threat? If anything, this looks like boilerplate political posturing, to try to make Obama look like he's watching out for the US security, and being a National Defense leader.
 statemachine500
Joined: 8/25/2011
Msg: 14
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Posted: 3/26/2012 6:46:13 PM
Looks like they are doing the homework now for an eventual war of some sort.Better to get this organized now.There are a lot more materials and technology to consider now,WWII was relatively simple.One heck of a lot of paperwork to sort through.You can bet the Chinese evaluate this continuously.
 matchlight
Joined: 1/31/2009
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Posted: 3/26/2012 11:53:50 PM
^^^^Paul, is that .44 mag., or .44 special? I've got a few boxes of .38 special lead wadcutters and a few more of .22 l.r., but that wouldn't go too far. Don't forget the brushes and cleaning solvent, too.

I think most of this is overreaction. I don't like the way executive orders have been abused in recent years, especially by this president. But even if the thought of seizing power has ever crossed Mr. Obama's mind, I'm sure it didn't linger there for long.

The only time I know of when that was ever even a halfway serious consideration here was when much of the Union Army was near Washington during the Civil War. But the arrogant generals who disliked Lincoln and made occasional veiled threats about marching on the capital were men the soldiers would have followed. Not many soldiers would follow Mr. Obama, though, and I suspect he knows it.
 OnlineFishBowl
Joined: 8/1/2010
Msg: 16
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Posted: 3/27/2012 12:59:33 AM
wondering what's going to happen as a precursor that will trigger martial law? here's a few points:

-one will be angry war veterans coming home knowing the truth & wanting to usurp the current corrupt Federal government. there have been training drills by Homeland Security last year like Operation Mountain Shield that practiced a vet taking over a school & the FEMA Corps taking kids to a "safe location". if the parents want the kids back, they have to hand over their guns.

- two Obama is a puppet leader wanting total dictatorship over everything. i won't go any further as i don't want to be banned at this time. it's easy to research if you know where to look. the people will not stand for it & eventually rise up. why do you think all these stupid laws have been passed thru lately? they know what's coming.

-another will be the fall of the American Dollar as the dominate World Currency. don't take my word for it. listen to what Lindsey Williams - a pastor who has ties to the elite - had to say about the situation this past Sunday night on Alex Jones. He also got into why the Elites are irate with Obama over the Keystone XL pipeline project & why the Asian countries are abandoning the Dollar for trading. not all is as it seems....

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search on youtube:
Lindsey Williams: Countdown to The Death of The Dollar

" the Dollar will be dead by the end of 2012 "
 6stringsandotherthings
Joined: 1/14/2012
Msg: 17
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Posted: 3/27/2012 5:41:37 AM
Hey Balsamic that's a catchy new name you gave me gstring.......lol I'm almost positive no one (including myself) would want to see me in such an out fit. Instead of debating with you, I will air on the side of caution when it comes to government. Nancy Polosi and HLS ,a few yrs back, publicly deemed me and flagged me as a threat to nat'l security along with a few million more people of my kind. Don't get me wrong, I love my country but factions of "OUR" government have an ever increasing and apparent agenda. When this x-order was originally made we had government who respected the Constitution. It is my belief this administration and several previous administrations have been systematically and deliberately tearing it apart piece by piece. Feel free to have the last word and please include some more name calling. It's a very progressive-liberal tactic that always makes me laugh..........God Bless You and may the Light of Jesus always shine your way brother.
 Balsamica
Joined: 2/24/2012
Msg: 18
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Posted: 3/27/2012 6:46:40 AM
6string, that was a typo.......regardless, what I asked you was where in the document do you find the language that is so objectionable and why and I never got an answer.

If it is so disturbing, just tell me why... show me! I'm from Missouri, the show me state! :-)
 6stringsandotherthings
Joined: 1/14/2012
Msg: 19
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Posted: 3/27/2012 12:29:31 PM
Balsamic, I'll show you a few examples of why this x-order makes me nervous. You have to remember that words mean everything and their "meanings" mean everything when interpreted. Then the argument begins on what context the words were used in. If some one has an agenda he/she will always make it very clear in what context they were using the word after the fact; which will happen if this x-order is enacted.

I'll begin with this section: " Sec. 201. Priorities and Allocations Authorities. (a) The authority of the President conferred by section 101 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071, to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads:" The words "to require acceptance" is used very loosely here......who, what, when where and why came immediately to mind when I read it. The words "or appropriate" is the big flag here.......depending on the context, it could mean; 3. to take to or for oneself, take possession 4. to take without permission; expropriate. This is according to the college addition of the Webster's dictionary.

"(c) Each resource department shall act, as necessary and appropriate, upon requests for special priorities assistance, as defined by section 801(l) of this order, in a time frame consistent with the urgency of the need at hand. In situations where there are competing program requirements for limited resources, the resource department shall consult with the Secretary who made the required determination under section 202 of this order. Such Secretary shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements to prioritize on the basis of operational urgency. In situations involving more than one Secretary making such a required determination under section 202 of this order, the Secretaries shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements should receive priority on the basis of operational urgency."..... again the words "and appropriate" are used. Then it refers us to "section 801(l). " Special priorities assistance" means action by resource departments to assist with expediting deliveries, placing rated orders, locating suppliers, resolving production or delivery conflicts between various rated orders, addressing problems that arise in the fulfillment of a rated order or other action authorized by a delegated agency, and determining the validity of rated orders."...................my question here is what actions will the department heads take if the words "and appropriate means "to take".......

This one should raise a flag for you? "Sec. 502. Consultants. The head of each agency otherwise delegated functions under this order is delegated the authority of the President under sections 710(b) and (c) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(b), (c), to employ persons of outstanding experience and ability without compensation and to employ experts, consultants, or organizations. The authority delegated by this section may not be redelegated."............ the words "to employ" doesn't always mean you get a paycheck and it clearly states in this section, "to employ persons of outstanding experience and ability without compensation". This alone should raise huge question like "are you enslaving me for nat'l security''................. Balasamic, this is just part of what erks me about the x-order, it really does go far deeper than a play on words. One question I have is; "why would this order need to be in place during non-emergency conditions"???? In my view, it may have to do with control because this x-order encompasses every aspect of the American way of life.
 Balsamica
Joined: 2/24/2012
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Posted: 3/27/2012 1:17:54 PM
6strings:

"necessary and appropriate" uses the term appropriate in the sense of proper, not to take, i.e an adjective, not a verb.

"to employ experts without compensation", etc. doesn't imply to me that anyone is going to conscript or draft someone against their will. Even in a draft, soldiers get paid.

Why it would be in place during non-emergency conditions is answered simply to have it in place in emergency conditions in the future, if need, with legal authority.
 IgorFrankensteen
Joined: 6/29/2009
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Posted: 3/27/2012 1:34:19 PM
This seems to me to be nearly identical to the fuss that pops up every now and then, when some innocent (as in ignorant of the past) stumbles across the fact that our armed forces planners maintain a set of invasion plans for almost every country on the planet that might require military action against, or in support of them.

We don't make and keep plans to invade everyplace, because we actually plan to launch a world-domination campaign, we keep the plans up to date in order to be as prepared as we can, to be able to respond quickly should the need arise.

If you think that our invasion plans for Iraq were put together on the spur on the moment, right after Bush decided to send the assault teams in, you are more than naive.

This looks to be the same sort of document, again with nervous and "innocent" people worrying that it points directly to an actual imminent intent to have the Federal Government take over the entire US financial and Industrial structure.

Quite simply: you are being silly. STUDY MORE HISTORY!!!! It will really help you to calm down, provided you don't limit yourself to reading only right or left wing idealist versions of everything.
 6stringsandotherthings
Joined: 1/14/2012
Msg: 22
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Posted: 3/27/2012 2:04:55 PM
Balsamic, it really is just about in what context you use the words. The difference between you and I on this matter is: you trust the government and I'm very leery of it.......the real argument can go right back to it's source. Are x-orders constitutional or not? This argument has been going on since 1789 and I'll assume we won't agree on this issue either. I feel they are an abuse of "executive powers" especially when they make law vs improve upon ones already in place from "the people, by the people". We're lucky we're in America, we both can disagree on each others views without being rounded up and have to stand before the "man" and explain ourselves........At least for now and is why I will continue to air on the side of caution when it comes to government. lol
 HalftimeDad
Joined: 5/29/2005
Msg: 23
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Posted: 3/27/2012 2:25:59 PM

I'll begin with this section: " Sec. 201. Priorities and Allocations Authorities. (a) The authority of the President conferred by section 101 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071, to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads:" The words "to require acceptance" is used very loosely here......who, what, when where and why came immediately to mind when I read it. The words "or appropriate" is the big flag here.......depending on the context, it could mean; 3. to take to or for oneself, take possession 4. to take without permission; expropriate. This is according to the college addition of the Webster's dictionary.

"(c) Each resource department shall act, as necessary and appropriate, upon requests for special priorities assistance, as defined by section 801(l) of this order, in a time frame consistent with the urgency of the need at hand. In situations where there are competing program requirements for limited resources, the resource department shall consult with the Secretary who made the required determination under section 202 of this order. Such Secretary shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements to prioritize on the basis of operational urgency. In situations involving more than one Secretary making such a required determination under section 202 of this order, the Secretaries shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements should receive priority on the basis of operational urgency."..... again the words "and appropriate" are used. Then it refers us to "section 801(l). " Special priorities assistance" means action by resource departments to assist with expediting deliveries, placing rated orders, locating suppliers, resolving production or delivery conflicts between various rated orders, addressing problems that arise in the fulfillment of a rated order or other action authorized by a delegated agency, and determining the validity of rated orders."...................my question here is what actions will the department heads take if the words "and appropriate means "to take".......

This one should raise a flag for you? "Sec. 502. Consultants. The head of each agency otherwise delegated functions under this order is delegated the authority of the President under sections 710(b) and (c) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(b), (c), to employ persons of outstanding experience and ability without compensation and to employ experts, consultants, or organizations. The authority delegated by this section may not be redelegated."............ the words "to employ" doesn't always mean you get a paycheck and it clearly states in this section, "to employ persons of outstanding experience and ability without compensation". This alone should raise huge question like "are you enslaving me for nat'l security''................. Balasamic, this is just part of what erks me about the x-order, it really does go far deeper than a play on words. One question I have is; "why would this order need to be in place during non-emergency conditions"???? In my view, it may have to do with control because this x-order encompasses every aspect of the American way of life.

But this is exactly what was done in WW2. Everything you're concerned about has already happened. In a time of war, priority of resources and production go to the war effort.

That was my initial reaction to this: there's nothing here that is new.
 NotGorshkovAgain
Joined: 4/29/2009
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Posted: 3/28/2012 12:28:53 AM
"Conspiracy Theory"? REALLY?

Maybe it's just me, but to my mind, conspiracies are usually secret and in the shadows, so nobody knows they exist - that's what MAKES them conspiracies.

Hard to have a conspiracy when you publish things in public before you have at it.
 DameWrite
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Posted: 4/1/2012 5:46:00 PM
Having fun mocking again Proco?
BTW I'm quite aware that earthquakes happen all the time. What is different is that the media is using earthquake warnings as a scare tactic to get people to willing participate in the round up exercises.
Back to topic...
I find it amazing that anyone would think this no different.
This is supposedly peacetime, right? Not.
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