National Security Act of 1947
allows for the strategic relocation of industries, services, government and other essential
economic activities, and to rationalize the requirements for manpower, resources and
1950 Defense Production Act
gives the President sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy.
Act of August 29, 1916
authorizes the Secretary of the Army, in time of war, to take possession of any transportation
system for transporting troops, material, or any other purpose related to the emergency.
International Emergency Economic Powers Act
enables the President to seize the property of a foreign country or national. These powers were
transferred to FEMA in a sweeping consolidation in 1979.