To provide strategic workload to Army arsenals in their function as a critical component of the organic defense industrial base.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Army Arsenal Strategic Workload Enhancement Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE USE OF ARSENALS.
(a) In General.--Chapter 143 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section: ``Sec. 2425. Department of Defense use of arsenals ``(a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense shall develop and promulgate measurable and enforceable guidelines for the Department of Defense, defense agencies, and the military services to have supplies, components, end items, parts, assemblies, and sub-assemblies made in factories or arsenals owned by the United States, to the extent those factories or arsenals can make those supplies, components, end items, parts, assemblies, and sub-assemblies on an economical basis while preserving the ability to provide an effective and timely response to mobilizations, national defense contingency situations, and other emergency requirements. ``(b) Determination of Economical Basis.--For purposes of determining whether supplies, components, end items, parts, assemblies, and sub-assemblies can be made on an `economical basis' under subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense shall analyze the direct costs associated with the manufacture of such supplies, components, end items, parts, assemblies, and sub-assemblies. If an analysis is not performed, the Secretary of Defense or the relevant defense agency or...