FEMA IS-245.B Answers

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This course is designed to introduce the Federal Priorities and Allocations System (FPAS), which is a regulation that helps prioritize contracts and orders for the timely delivery of critical materials and services to meet program requirements.

The course covers how FPAS supports the FEMA mission, the responsibilities of FEMA and contractors under FPAS, procedures for placing priority-rated contracts and orders, limitations on using rated orders, and procedures for resolving FPAS issues.

The primary audience for this course includes all FEMA personnel responsible for the management and oversight of FEMA emergency management programs, including FEMA program officials and FPAS officers. However, anyone interested in learning more about FPAS, such as Contracting Officers/Specialists, may also complete the course.

FEMA IS-245.B: Introduction to the Federal Priorities and Allocations System Answers

Who is responsible for supporting ACOs and COs in carrying out their responsibilities involving rated ordersFPAS Officers
All of the following are mandatory when placing a priority rating EXCEPTA BIS-999
Do rated orders always take precedence over unrated orders?Yes, always when necessary to meet delivery dates specified in the rated orders
The entity responsible for coordinating SPA requests involving homeland security programs with resource departments is theDHS Component FPAS Officer
DPA Section 101 Authority can be used toRequire acceptance and priority performance of contracts and orders to promote the national defense
Which DHS entity with DPAS authority can also use APAS authority to place ratings on food and bottled waterFEMA
Which of the following is a PIS symbol for DHS Approved Programs?DO-N3
When considering the use of DPA priorities authority to support a DHS contract, an ACO should do all of the following EXCEPTAsk the vendor or contractor for a list of entities placing non-rated orders that might be affected
“ACO” stands forAuthorized Component Official
The Defense Production Act defines which term as programs for military and energy production or construction, military or critical infrastructure assistance to any foreign nation, homeland security, stockpiling, space, and any directly related activityDPAS eligible programs


  1. IS-245.B: Introduction to the Federal Priorities and Allocations System

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