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White graduation cap icon CLC 043  Defense Priorities and Allocations System

Defense Priorities and Allocations System

In this online training (OLT), you will learn about the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS), a regulation administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce which implements the priorities and allocations authorities found under Title I of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA) with respect to all materials, services, and facilities (including construction materials) that have not been delegated to other departments (referred to as “Industrial Resources”) in order to promote the national defense. As a government or industry user, this course is designed to familiarize you with the DPAS and provide relative references.





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  • Any exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).