Metal Survey

Details

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security

Industrial Base Surveys and Assessments

Strategic Materials Survey

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), is conducting a survey and assessment to evaluate the supply chains associated with several materials considered important for DOD programs and systems. These materials include metals – magnesium and titanium; carbon fiber materials – polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-based fibers and bismaleimide (BMI) matrices; and rare-earth elements – erbium, terbium and ytterbium.

The principal goal of this assessment is to assist the defense community in understanding the health and competitiveness of key material suppliers, and to identify specific issues and challenges facing the U.S. industry. Information collected will include government and commercial revenue, financial and operational health, employment and skills, production capacity, research and development, unique capabilities and technologies, and other topics. The resulting dataset and report will assist DOD agencies in developing targeted planning and acquisition strategies designed to ensure the capability of the materials supply chain to support critical defense missions and programs.

The survey is designed to provide information on companies, universities, non-profits, and government agencies providing magnesium-related and/or titanium-related products. Your participation is vital to ensure a comprehensive dataset for the assessment.

Response Obligations

Your organization has been identified as providing magnesium-related and/or titanium-related products and is required by federal law, under 50 U.S.C. App Sec 2155, to complete this survey within 30 days. If your organization has multiple business units and/or facilities, each may have been contacted by BIS. To confirm your organization has begun working on this survey, provide a point of contact, and to check if other business units and/or facilities received this mailing, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If your organization provides titanium-related AND magnesium-related products and/or services, and you have not received additional guidance from BIS, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To begin, download the Microsoft Excel-formatted survey and corresponding instructions below. Please be sure to download the correct survey as each is unique.

Magnesium Survey (Excel)* | Magnesium Survey (PDF)*

Titanium Survey (Excel)* | Titanium Survey (PDF)*

Complete and submit the Excel version via email to BIS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The PDF version is only a reference document for your organization's internal use and cannot be submitted in place of a completed Excel survey. If your organization utilizes a PDF version as a reference, the PDF documents below contain the dropdown menu choices not visible in the PDF version of the survey templates.

Magnesium Survey Dropdowns | Titanium Survey Dropdowns

* Note 1: Save a copy of the Excel survey to your computer before you make any inputs to the questionnaire.
* Note 2: If, when clicking on the above links, your computer does not ask if you want to download the file to your computer, right click on the link and select "Save As."

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact BIS survey support staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (202) 482-7808. E-mail is the preferred method of contact and will allow for a detailed response for your organization's records.