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

Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturers Survey


The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Technology Evaluation, in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Navy, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) is conducting a survey and assessment of the U.S. industrial base for manufacturing bare printed circuit board products.  The principal goal of this study is to assist the U.S. defense community in understanding the health and competitiveness of organizations manufacturing bare printed circuit boards for commercial and government applications.  The resulting data will help U.S. Government stakeholders identify specific issues and challenges facing the industry and allow for improved strategic planning, technology roadmaps, targeted outreach, and collaborative problem resolution.
Your organization has been identified as a bare printed circuit board manufacturer with a facility located in the United States.  Your participation is vital to ensure a comprehensive dataset for the assessment.  BIS has worked in successful partnership with other U.S. industry sectors and we anticipate similar cooperation from your organization on this effort.  

To begin, download the Microsoft Excel-formatted survey and corresponding instructions by clicking on the hyperlinked documents below.       

Bare Printed Circuit Boards Survey (Excel)*† │ Bare Printed Circuit Boards 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.  BIS will only accept Excel-formatted survey submissions.  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, please contact the BIS survey support staff by either e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or phone at (202) 482-6339.  E-mail is the preferred method of contact and will allow for a detailed response by BIS for your organization’s records.

All information submitted to BIS is protected as Business Confidential under provisions of the Defense Production Act (DPA) of 1950, as amended, and will not be published or disclosed, other than in aggregate form.  At no time will such reporting identify your specific organization.  Such information is also protected from disclosure from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.  Also note that your company is required by federal law (50 U.S.C. § 4555) to complete the survey within 30 days.  

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