Executive Order 13603

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The National Defense Resources Preparedness executive order (Executive Order 13603) is an order of the United States' President signed by President Barack Obama on March 16, 2012.[1] The purpose of this executive order is to delegate authority and address national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950.[2] Executive Order 13603 provides the framework and authority for the allocation or appropriation of resources, materials and services to promote national defense.[3]

The Order updates long-existing directives that have been issued as far back as the Truman Administration and adds the following, all-encompassing sentence to Section 201(b) the phrase "under both emergency and non-emergency conditions." Read more at http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimpowell/2012/04/29/obamas-plan-to-seize-control-of-our-economy-and-our-lives/2/


  1. ^ "Executive Order 13603 of March 16, 2012 -- National Defense Resources Preparedness". GPO. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Executive Order 13603 -- National Defense Resources Preparedness". The White House. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Executive Order 13603, Sec. 201. "Priorities and Allocations Authorities"