NASA and NOAA to Conduct “Wellness Check” on Supply Chains Supporting U.S. Civil Space Industry

On March 6, 2023, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released a news bulletin regarding a new survey to evaluate the “current health and competitiveness of the civil segment of the U.S. space industrial base.”

According to the bulletin, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) requested the survey event. NASA and NOAA seek better visibility into the supply chain network of the U.S. Civil Space Industrial Base (CSIB) to analyze and better respond to various disruption events, including: reduced manufacturing sources and material shortages, foreign sourcing and dependencies, cyber security incidents, and COVID-19 pandemic impacts.
BIS defines the CSIB as any non-military/Department of Defense (DOD) work in the space industry, “primarily supporting NASA and NOAA, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Department of Energy, including prime contractors, commercial companies, federally funded research and development centers, universities, and laboratories.”
The survey is a one-time, mandatory data collection event under Section 705 of the Defense Production Act (50 U.S.C. § 4555) and Executive Order 13603. The bulletin makes clear that the results from the survey will only be released in aggregate form, in order to protect the responding companies and the integrity of their responses.

BIS will identify hundreds of companies within the CSIB to receive the survey. If you consider your company part of the CSIB as defined above and do not receive a survey notification, you may still participate in the survey by contacting the agency at

Please reach out to a member of the Government Solutions Group if you have any questions or need assistance.


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