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House Report No. 1052

90th Congress, 2d Session

SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

ACTIVITIES OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE

ON DEFENSE PRODUCTION
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES

WITH MATERIAL ON MOBILIZATION
FROM DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

JANUARY 15, 1968.—Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on

the State of the Union and ordered to be printed, with illustrations

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

8 5-568

WASHINGTON : 1968

JOINT COMMITTEE ON DEFENSE PRODUCTION

WRIGHT PATMAN, Texas, Chairman

JOHN SPARKMAN, Alabama, Vice Chairman ABRAHAM J. MULTER, New York

WILLIAM PROXMIRE, Wisconsin
WILLIAM A. BARRETT, Pennsylvania HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey
WILLIAM B. WIDNALL, New Jersey WALLACE F. BENNETT, Utah
PAUL A. FINO, New York

JOHN G. TOWER, Texas
HAROLD J. WARREN, Olerk and Counsel

GEORGE T. AULT, Professional staj
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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

JANUARY 15, 1968. The Honorable the PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, The Honorable the SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES :

In accordance with section 712(b) of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, which provides for a report to the Senate and House of Representatives from time to time concerning the results of studies of this committee, together with such recommendations as it may deem desirable, there is transmitted herewith the 17th Annual Report of the Joint Committee on Defense Production. The appendix of the report contains summaries from various departments and agencies performing functions under authority of the Defense Production Act for the fiscal year 1967. Sincerely yours,

WRIGHT PATMAN, Chairman.

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Letter of transmittal.---

REPORT OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE

Introduction --

Current status of mobilization programs.

Priorities and allocations

Special assistance actions.

Requirements of Department of Defense-

Forgings---

Metals and minerals which may present supply problems

Estimates of requirements for future years.-

Leadtime for expanding minerals and metals productions-

Supply support to military services -

Impact of defense expenditures---

Southeast Asia shipping program.

Alloys and special property materials.

Aluminum sales ---

Aluminum set-asides

Copper set-asides. -

Nickel set-asides..

Steel set-asides.

Future requirements for metals

U.S. dependence on foreign sources for metals and minerals.

Availability of materials..

Consumption of metals and minerals.

Mineral technology ----

Stockpile objectives for nuclear war.

Industrial facilities and plant equipment.

Machine tool trigger program.-

Requirements for nuclear war.

Requirements for conventional war

Stockpile procurement directive-

Purchases of materials

Sales of materials.---

Data on materials, electric power, oil, and gas.

Oil reserves.-

Oil, natural gas, and coal consumption.

Wage and salary stabilization.

Continuity of government-

Industry Evaluation Board

Herbicides for Southeast Asia_

Reorganizations-

Manpower

Executive reserve.

Transportation..

Packaged disaster hospitals and medical supplies -

Fallout shelter program..

Radiological monitoring

Radiation research.--

Military contract awards.

Materials research

Titanium and rutile.

Titanium and the SST.

Copper.-

Silver

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