Consistent with the requirements at FAR Part 25 and DFARS Part 225, DoD is committed to maximizing the use of goods, products, and materials produced in, and services offered in, the United States – Made in America. The Department continuously strives to increase our procurement of goods, products, materials, and services from sources that will help American businesses compete in strategic industries and help America’s workers thrive.
Increasing our domestic capabilities has been a longstanding initiative of the Federal government, starting with the Buy American Act of 1933 (BAA) (41 USC Ch. 83: Buy American). In support of the Buy American statute, the Department collects information regarding contracts where we were not able to buy from U.S. sources. The Department also is providing transparency on the use of exceptions to the Buy American statue.
The President’s EO 14005, “Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers,” encourages preference for U.S. goods in support of American workers through the full use of domestic preference laws and regulations within federal contracting. It also created the OMB Made in America Office (MIAO) to review use of exceptions to provisions in the Buy American statute.