Homeland Security Is Going to Have to Start Buying More Uniforms and Equipment from Small, Domestic Firms

In the coming months and years, the Homeland Security Department is going to have to buy more of its uniforms and equipment from domestic small businesses. The fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act that President Biden signed on December 23, 2022, includes the bipartisan Homeland Procurement Reform Act. The bill requires, to “the maximum extent possible” that no less than one-third of the funds obligated in a fiscal year for the covered items should be used to procure items “manufactured or supplied in the United States by entities that qualify as small business concerns,” which are U.S. for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and don’t dominate in their field of work, reads the text of the NDAA. To read more, click here.