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Defense Priorities & Allocations System (DPAS)

The Defense Priorities & Allocations System (DPAS) Program is a means to assure timely availability of industrial resources to meet national defense requirements and a way to provide a framework for rapidly expanding industrial resources in a national emergency, specifically as needed to support Navy/Department of Defense Weapon Systems. It guarantees on-time delivery of items and services, contains a mechanism for resolving DPAS disputes between the Navy and industry, and provides a process for optimizing delivery of urgently needed material during wartime or contingency operations.

A DPAS "rating" is assigned to all military systems used in support of national defense, from the largest finished platform to the smallest component. It can be applied to all stages of acquisition research and development, initial design, production testing, delivery, and logistics support.

URL Defense Property
If you have entered this webpage in error and are looking for the Defense Property Accountability System (DPAS) website, use this link:
Microsoft Powerpoint Navy DPAS Power Point Presentation
Power Point presentation on Defense Priorities & Allocations System (DPAS)
URL DPAS DAWIA Continuous Learning Module (CLC043)
The goal of the DPAS module is to ensure Government and industry users are thoroughly familiar with priorities and allocations authority of the Defense Production Act. It reveals the purpose of DPAS, which is to assure the timely availability of industrial resources to meet current and future national security and emergency preparedness requirements. The module takes approximately three hours to complete and contains an end of module test that must be passed with a 100% score. You have unlimited attempts to pass the test. Upon completion, you will be eligible for 3 Continuous Learning (CL) Points.
URL Department of Commerce 15CFR700
Revised 2007 Published Department of Commerce regulations for the Defense Priorities & Allcoations System (DPAS). DoD Military and Civilians should keep in mind that 15CFR700 is written from the perspective of the contractor supporting DoD.
URL DoD 4400.1-M, "Department of Defense Priorities and Allocations Manual
This is the DoD implementation direction for Department of Commerce 15CFR700. It provides a good perspective on how DPAS works for DoD.
Text DX Rating for MRAP
Defense Secretary Gates has approved a DX rating for the Marine Corps' Mine Resistant Ambush Protection (MRAP) vehicle as of 1 June 2007.
Text DX Rating for Program 341
As of 8-7-2007, OSD has given DX rating authority to Program 341, adding it to the list of authorized programs.
Adobe Portable Document Format Department of Defense List of DX Rated Programs 7 November 2007
List of Approved DX Rated Programs for DoD. Marine Corps' Mine Resistant Ambush Protection (MRAP) Vehicle approved for use of DX Rating Authority. Tomahawk is now rated DO.
Microsoft Excel Department of Commerce DPAS Form BIS-999
his is the form required for requesting Special Priorities Assistance (SPA). Per 15CFR700 Schedule 1, Marine Corps and Coast Guard come under Navy. Chain for submittal of BIS-999 within Navy is Command DPAS Officer to System Command DPAS Officer/Service DPAS Officer (Marine Corps & Coast Guard) to Navy DPAS Program Manager who reviews and endorses before submittal to OSD(ATL). Unlike PDF versions of the BIS-999, this document may be saved to your PC for completion and changes/updates if necessary.
Adobe Portable Document Format DD Form 691 Request for Priority Rating for Production Equipment
URL Navy Lock Program
Navy has DoD lead for Locks, which includes Secure Safes.
Microsoft Word NAVSUP Instruction 4830.1A (Currently under revision. Refer to DoD4400.1-M)
URL Email the Navy DPAS Program Manager
Open for all DPAS Questions. Also, Navy System Command, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel can use this link to request the name and number of your local DPAS Officer.