10 USC 2505 - National technology and industrial base: periodic defense capability assessments

(a) Periodic Assessment.— 
Each fiscal year, the Secretary of Defense shall prepare selected assessments of the capability of the national technology and industrial base to attain the national security objectives set forth in section 2501 (a) of this title. The Secretary of Defense shall prepare such assessments in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Energy.
(b) Assessment Process.— 
The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that technology and industrial capability assessments
(1) describe sectors or capabilities, their underlying infrastructure and processes;
(2) analyze present and projected financial performance of industries supporting the sectors or capabilities in the assessment; and

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(3) identify technological and industrial capabilities and processes for which there is potential for the national industrial and technology base not to be able to support the achievement of national security objectives.
(c) Assessment of Extent of Dependency on Foreign Source Items.— 
Each assessment under subsection (a) shall include a separate discussion and presentation regarding the extent to which the national technology and industrial base is dependent on items for which the source of supply, manufacture, or technology is outside of the United States and Canada and for which there is no immediately available source in the United States or Canada. The discussion and presentation regarding foreign dependency shall
(1) identify cases that pose an unacceptable risk of foreign dependency, as determined by the Secretary; and
(2) present actions being taken or proposed to be taken to remedy the risk posed by the cases identified under paragraph (1), including efforts to develop a domestic source for the item in question.
(d) Integrated Process.— 
The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that consideration of the technology and industrial base assessments is integrated into the overall budget, acquisition, and logistics support decision processes of the Department of Defense.