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the performance of and involving transactions related to such contracts or subcontracts. Pub. L. 85–804, § 3, Aug. 28, 1958, 72 Stat. 972.
Section 1434. Report to Congress; publication.
(a) Every department and agency acting under authority of this chapter shall, by March 15 of each year, report to Congress all such actions taken by that department or agency during the preceding calendar year. With respect to actions which involve actual or potential cost to the United States in excess of $50,000, the report shall
(1) name the contractor;
(4) state further the circumstances justifying the action taken.
With respect to (1), (2), (3), and .(4), above, and under regulations prescribed by the President, there may be omitted any information the disclosure of which would be detrimental to the national security.
(b) The Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate shall cause to be published in the Congressional Record all reports submitted pursuant to this section. Pub. L. 85–804, $ 4, Aug. 28, 1958, 72 Stat. 972.
Section 1435. Effective period.
This chapter shall be effective only during a national emergency declared by Congress or the President and for six months after the termination thereof or until such earlier time as Congress, by concurrent resolution, may designate. Pub. L. 85–804, § 5, Aug. 28, 1958, 72 Stat. 973.
PART XXI, TITLE 50 APPENDIX
WAR AND DEFENSE CONTRACT ACTS
Section 1173. Construction authority for the Armed Forces.
The Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force are respectively authorized, during the national emergency proclaimed by the President on December 16, 1950, and for six months thereafter, or until July 1, 1954, or until such date as may be specified by a concurrent resolution of the Congress, whichever is the earliest, to provide for the acquisition, construction, establishment, expansion, rehabilitation, conversion, and installation, on land or at plants privately or publicly owned, of such industrialtype plants, buildings, facilities, equipment, machine tools, utilities, and appurtenances or interest therein, including the necessary land therefor by purchase, donation, lease, condemnation, or otherwise (without regard to sections 1136, 3648 [section 529 of Title 31] and 3734 [sections 259 and 267 of Title 40] of the Revised Statutes, as amended, and prior to approval of title to the underlying land by the Attorney General), as may be necessary for defense production or mobilization reserve purposes, and to provide for the maintenance, storage and operation thereof and of those established pursuant to the provision of the Act of July 2, 1940 (54 Stat. 712), as amended [sections 773 and 1171(a) of this Appendix), the Act of December 17, 1942 (56 Stat. 1053), as amended [section 1201 of this Appendix), or by any other statute, either by means of Government personnel or qualified commercial manufacturers under contract with the Government: Provided, That as soon as practicable prior to the submission of a budgetary request to the Congress for the purchase of equipment or machine tools pursuant to this section, the Secretary of Defense shall inform the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and of the House of Representatives in detail with respect to the proposed program therefor. When the Secretary concerned deems it necessary in the interest of the national defense, he may lease any such plants, buildings, facilities, equipment, utilities, appurtenances, and land, under any terms as he may deem advisable, and without regard to the provisions of section 321 of the Act of June 30, 1932 (47 Stat. 412) [section 303b of Title 40]. July 17, 1953, c. 221, § 1, 67 Stat. 177; July 26, 1954, c. 570, $ 2, 68 Stat. 531.
P.L. 605, 84th Congress, 21 June 1956 The provisions of the Act of July 17, 1953 (67 Stat. 177 (50 U.S.C. App. 1173)), as amended, shall remain in effect until six months after the termination of the national emergency proclaimed by the President on December 16, 1950, or until such date
as may be specified by a concurrent resolution of the Congress, or until July 1, 1957, whichever is earlier.
Section 1175. Same; application to section 551 of Title 40.
Nothing in this Act (sections 1173–1175 of this Appendix] shall be construed to repeal or modify section 601 of the Act of September 28, 1951 (65 Stat. 336) [section 551 of Title 40), relative to coming into agreement with the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and of the House of Representatives with respect to real-estate actions. July 17, 1953, c. 221, § 3, 67 Stat. 178.
DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT OF 1950 Section 2062. Declaration of policy.
In view of the present international situation and in order to provide for the national defense and national security, our mobilization effort continues to require some diversion of certain materials and facilities from civilian use to military and related purposes. It also requires the development of preparedness programs and the expansion of productive capacity and supply beyond the levels needed to meet the civilian demand, in order to reduce the time required for full mobilization in the event of an attack on the United States.
In order to insure productive capacity in the event of such an attack on the United States, it is the policy of the Congress to encourage the geographical dispersal of the industrial facilities of the United States in the interest of the national defense, and to discourage the concentration of such productive facilities within limited geographical areas which are vulnerable to attack by an enemy of the United States. In the construction of any Government-owned industrial facilities, in the rendition of any Government financial assistance for the construction, expansion, or improvement of any industrial facilities, and in the procurement of goods and services, under this or any other Act, each department and agency of the Executive Branch shall apply, under the coordination of the Office of Defense Mobilization, when practicable and consistent with existing law and the desirability for maintaining a sound economy, the principle of the geographical dispersal of such facilities in the interest of national defense. Nothing contained in this paragraph shall preclude the use of existing industrial facilities. As amended June 30, 1953, c. 171, § 2, 67 Stat. 129; Aug. 9, 1955, c. 655, $ 2, 69 Stat. 360; June 29, 1956, c. 474, $ 4, 70 Stat. 408.
Section 2071. Priority in contracts and orders-Allocation of
materials and facilities. (a) The President is authorized (1) to require that performance under contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) which he deems necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense shall take priority over performance under any other contract or order, and, for the purpose of assuring such priority, to require acceptance and performance of such contracts or orders in preference to other contracts or orders by any person he finds to be capable of their performance, and (2) to allocate materials and facilities in such manner, upon such conditions, and to such extent as he shall deem necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense.
Critical and strategic materials (b) The powers granted in this section shall not be used to control the general distribution of any material in the civilian market unless the President finds (1) that such material is a scarce and critical material essential to the national defense, and (2) that the requirements of the national defense for such material cannot otherwise be met without creating a significant dislocation of the normal distribution of such material in the civilian market to such a degree as to create appreciable hardship. As amended June 30, 1952, c. 530, $$ 101, 102, 66 Stat. 296; June 30, 1953, c. 171, § 3, 67 Stat. 129.
Section 2166. Termination of Act.
(a) Title I (except section 104), Title III, and Title VII (except section 714) of this Act (section 2071-2073, 2091–2094, 21512163, and 2164-2166 of this Appendix), and all authority conferred thereunder, shall terminate at the close of June 30, 1962. ***. As amended June 28, 1958, Pub. L. 85-471, 72 Stat. 241; as amended June 30, 1960, Pub. L. 86–560, § 1, 74 Stat. 282.