The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is adopting amendments to its Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation to reflect a statutory change limiting the acquisition of products containing textiles from sources outside the United States.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contains restrictions on the department's acquisition of certain foreign textile products. DHS may not use specific funds for the procurement of certain clothing and other textile items directly related to the national security interests of the United States if the items are not domestically grown, reprocessed, reused or produced.
The act does, however, contain exceptions.
The interim rule is available for review at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-19647.pdf.