Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS)

The purpose of DPAS is to (1) assure the timely availability of industrial resources to meet current national defense and emergency preparedness program requirements; and (2) provide an operating system to support rapid industrial response in a national emergency. In pursuing these goals we attempt to minimize disruptions to normal commercial activities.

DCMA DPAS Managers

Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Defense Priorities and Allocation System (DPAS)
The Department of Commerce web page has issued a great deal of excellent information concerning the DPAS program including the revised DPAS Booklet which provides the latest official guidance on the DPAS process. It will be of extreme value to all personnel involved with the DPAS process. Additionally there is an excellent DPAS CBT available through the DAU.

DPAS Guidebook This is general information concerning DCMA's DPAS program.

DPAS 2000 Conference
Attached below are all the briefings presented at the DPAS 2000 conference in Indianapolis. It should provide an ideal refresher of the various topics that were presented and discussed. All files are pdf format.