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Metal Survey

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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.

Cost Metrics Survey

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U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Industrial Base Surveys and Assessments

Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Materials Shortages (DMSMS) Cost Metrics Survey

 

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), in coordination with the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO) is conducting a survey and assessment of the costs associated with resolving Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Materials Shortages (DMSMS) issues within DOD programs and systems. The data collected will be used to develop a report similar to the 2010 DMSMS Cost Metric Assessment, available on the BIS website. It will also be used to update the DMSMS Guidebook, SD-22, to meet the cost avoidance and should-cost reporting needs of program managers and DMSMS Management Teams across the defense community.

Obsolescence issues have become an increasingly important issue confronting a growing number of programs and systems as they move into a sustainment phase in their lifecycles. A better understanding of the costs associated with resolving these obsolescence issues is needed to more effectively manage the sustainment costs of critical programs and systems.

The survey is designed to provide information on companies, universities, non-profits, and government facilities supporting DOD programs and/or systems facing DMSMS-related issues. Resolutions to DMSMS issues have been divided into nine general solution categories including solutions such as simple substitute and redesign/system replacement. Your participation is vital to ensure a comprehensive dataset for the assessment.

Response Obligations

Your organization has been identified as providing DMSMS-related support for DOD programs and/or systems and is required by federal law, under 50 U.S.C. App Sec 2155, to complete this survey within 30 days.

To begin, download the Microsoft Excel-formatted survey and corresponding instructions below:

 DMSMS Cost Metrics Survey (Excel)* | DMSMS Cost Metrics 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.

* 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 or overall DMSMS Cost Metrics Assessment, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact BIS survey support staff members Matthew Sigmund at (202) 482-0634, Alex Adamczyk at (202) 482-7980, or LaTiesha Cooper at (202) 482-5415. Email is the preferred method of contact and will allow for a more detailed response for your organization's records.

 

Decision Tree Tools

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As part of the Bureau of Industry and Security's outreach efforts for the Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform final rule published on April 16, 2013, BIS has developed two new web-based decision tools that will assist users in understanding and applying the CCL Order of Review and "Specially Designed" Definition.

CCL Order of Review
The CCL Order of Review Decision Tool will assist users in understanding the steps to follow in reviewing the CCL.

Specially Designed
The "Specially Designed" Decision Tool will assist users in determining if an item will be "specially designed" under the Export Administration Regulations.

STA
The Strategic Trade Authorization(STA) tool will help users of the License Exception STA determine if they are eligible to use and will be in compliance with License Exception STA.

Note: BIS is in the process of reviewing the STA tool for the 600 series and will be updating it soon.