Executive Order 13603
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. 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. Executive Order 13603 provides the framework and authority for the allocation or appropriation of resources, materials and services to promote national defense.
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/
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- "Executive Order 13603 of March 16, 2012 -- National Defense Resources Preparedness". GPO. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
- "Executive Order 13603 -- National Defense Resources Preparedness". The White House. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
- Executive Order 13603, Sec. 201. "Priorities and Allocations Authorities"