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Section 101(a) of the Defense Production Act

Section 101(a) of the DPA [50 U.S.C. § 4511] reads as follows:

(a) Allocation of materials, services, and facilities

The President is authorized (1) to require that performance under contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) which he deems necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense shall take priority over performance under any other contract or order, and, for the purpose of assuring such priority, to require acceptance and performance of such contracts or orders in preference to other contracts or orders by any person he finds to be capable of their performance, and (2) to allocate materials, services, and facilities in such manner, upon such conditions, and to such extent as he shall deem necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense.

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08/13/2018 - 13:43