Department of Defense Food Procurement: Background and Status

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Military food items, also known as subsistence items, are generally procured under the auspices of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), an agency of the Department of Defense (DOD) which provides worldwide logistics support for the U.S. military services. Under DLA, the Defense Supply Center (DCSP) is the inventory control point for food, clothing, textiles, medicines, medical equipment, general and industrial supplies and services for the military, their eligible dependents, and other non-DOD customers worldwide. This report will describe the origin, authority, and policy in military food procurement.

Creator(s): Grasso, Valerie Bailey
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: May 4, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Grasso, Valerie Bailey

Specialist in Defense Acquisition

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: May 4, 2011
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Military food items, also known as subsistence items, are generally procured under the auspices of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), an agency of the Department of Defense (DOD) which provides worldwide logistics support for the U.S. military services. Under DLA, the Defense Supply Center (DCSP) is the inventory control point for food, clothing, textiles, medicines, medical equipment, general and industrial supplies and services for the military, their eligible dependents, and other non-DOD customers worldwide. This report will describe the origin, authority, and policy in military food procurement.

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5 pages.

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