The NDS program was established under the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act of 1939 to maintain and manage strategic and critical materials for use during times of national emergency. Since its inception, stockpiled materials have included ores, base metals, precious metals, minerals and agricultural products. Following the end of the Cold War, the Department of Defense (DoD) determined that virtually the entire Stockpile inventory was excess to DoD needs. Since 1993 Congress has authorized disposal of over 99 percent of the material, earmarking the revenues for various defense programs, primarily military health and retirement benefits.
Getting Started and Customer Registration
In order to view or obtain information through our new sales portal, you must first establish an account in the Account Managing and Provisioning System (AMPs). This will provide you with a unique login that is password protected. Once your account is established, you will be able to request a role to access the Sales Portal.
News sales program registrants must submit copies of the most recent income statement, balance sheet, list of company credit references and any other documentation that will verify the financial level of business transactions. The information submitted will be reviewed prior to AMPs account request approval. Copies of this documentation should be emailed to the attention of the DLA Strategic Materials, Market Research Division at DLAStrategicMaterialsSales@dla.mil.