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June 25 -- The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment invites public comment to OMB by July 26, 2021 on the renewal of authority to disseminate the Industrial Capabilities Questionnaire.
 
The information collection requirement is necessary to provide the adequate industrial capability analyses to indicate a diverse, healthy, and competitive industrial base capable of meeting Department of Defense demands. Additionally, the information is required to perform the industrial assessments required by Chapter 148, section 2502 of Title 10 of the U.S. Code; and to support development of a defense industrial base information system as required by Section 722 of the 1992 Defense Production Act, as amended, and Section 802 of Executive Order 12919. Respondents are companies/facilities specifically identified as being of interest to the Department of Defense. The DD Form 2737 Industrial Capabilities Questionnaire records pertinent information needed to conduct industrial base analysis for senior DoD leadership to ensure a robust defense industrial base.
  
This collection’s respondents are companies identified by the DoD industrial base community, through various assessment or inquiries by senior leadership, as being of interest. The points of contact will vary from company to company dependent upon how each company addresses government relations. DOD does not propose any changes to the questionnaire. DOD estimates that 12,800 companies will complete the survey each year.
 
Industrial Assessments, Office of Industrial Policy: https://www.businessdefense.gov/Industrial-Assessments/
Industrial Capabilities ICR to OMB: https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202106-0704-008 Click IC List for 8-page questionnaire, View Supporting Statement for technical documentation
FR notice inviting public comment to OMB: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/06/25/2021-13581/submission-for-omb-review-comment-request
 
Point of contact: Keith Arscott, Director, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Sustainment) Keith.j.arscott.civ@mail.mil 703-509-2536
 
For AEA members wishing to submit comments to OMB, "A Primer on How to Respond to Calls for Comment on Federal Data Collections" is available at https://www.aeaweb.org/content/file?id=5806

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