Valerie Bailey Grasso Specialist in Defense Acquisition
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.
Under DLA Troop Services, the Subsistence Directorate serves as the operational manager
for all food operations. These items are procured in accordance with the
provisions of the Berry Amendment and the Buy American Act (BAA). The
Berry Amendment requires DOD to give preference to the procurement of domestically
produced, manufactured, or home grown products, notably food, clothing,
and fabrics. This report will describe the origin, authority, and policy
in the procurement of food for the military.
Date of Report: January 24, 2013
Number of Pages: 8 Order Number: RS22190 Price: $19.95
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