Defense Production Act (DPA) and Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) – Substance and Process

    View Author March 2020

    On March 18, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order on prioritizing and allocating health and medical resources to respond to the spread of COVID-19 in the US, citing the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA), as amended (50 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.).