Intelligence Law Glossary - National Defense


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National Defense

Statutory Law

50 U.S.C. Appx § 2152(14) (2010) (Title 50—Appendix: Defense Production Act of 1950)

[NOTE: See 50 U.S.C. Appx § 2166(a) for information regarding the termination of this section.]

For purposes of this Act [50 U.S.C. Appx. §§ 2061 et seq.], the following definitions shall apply:
   (14) National defense. The term "national defense" means programs for military and energy production or construction, military or critical infrastructure assistance to any foreign nation, homeland security, stockpiling, space, and any directly related activity.  Such term includes emergency preparedness activities conducted pursuant to title VI of The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act [42 U.S.C. §§ 5195 et seq.] and critical infrastructure protection and restoration.