Strategic Industries and Economic Security

The Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security (SIES) supports U.S. national security and the U.S. defense industrial base through its involvement in the following interagency and international programs and activities:

  • Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) – SIES administers the Defense Priorities and Allocations System utilized by the Departments of Defense (DOD), Energy, and Homeland Security, the General Services Administration, and owners/operators of critical infrastructure to prioritize the performance of contracts to support national defense programs.
  • Offsets in Defense Trade – SIES prepares an annual report to Congress on offsets in defense trade and serves on an interagency team that engages foreign governments to reduce the adverse impact of offsets in defense procurements.
  • National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee – SIES co-chairs the interagency National Defense Stockpile Market Impact Committee that advises DOD on the potential economic impact of disposals of stockpiled material. 
  • NATO-Related Business Opportunities – SIES serves as the U.S. Government authority that certifies a U.S. firm’s eligibility to compete for NATO-funded procurements. 
  • Defense Trade Advocacy – SIES coordinates the interagency review of industry requests for U.S. Government advocacy support in foreign defense competitions.
  • Excess Defense Articles Program – SIES provides DOD with input on the competitiveness implications of DOD’s proposed transfers of excess defense articles. 

In addition to the above programs and activities, SIES coordinates the Bureau of Industry and Security’s participation on the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and on the interagency Defense Production Act Committee established in 2011 to promote the more effective use of Defense Production Act authorities to support military, energy, homeland security, emergency preparedness, and critical infrastructure programs.

This Web site contains a wide range of information on SIES programs.  We hope you will find the content relevant, easy to use, and beneficial, as we carry out our mission of supporting U.S. national security and the U.S. defense industrial base

   

Strategic Industries and Economic Security Resources  

Strategic Industries & Economic Security
Michael Vaccaro, Director

Susan Kramer, Acting Director
Defense Programs Division and Strategic Analysis Division

 Todd Willis, Director
Munitions Control Division

Phone: 202-482-4506
Fax: 202-482-5650

Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security
14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Room 3876
Washington, DC 20230