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  • Main Title Department of Defense Food Procurement: Background and Status


  • Author: Grasso, Valerie Bailey
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Defense Acquisition


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2010-02-25


  • English


  • Content Description: This report describes the origin, authority, and policy in the procurement of food for the military. 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, DLA Troop Services (formerly the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia) 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. DLA Troop Services buys and manages about $13.4 billion worth of food, clothing, textiles, and other products.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense procurement
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Public contracts
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense economics


  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: RS22190
  • Accession or Local Control No: RS22190_2010Feb25
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc462434