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- 1943 - 1949
The Clothing, Textiles, and Footwear Division of the Bureau of Supply was organized January 1944, its basic structure consisting of Commodity Sections.
The basic duties of the Division included the following:
To work with the Requirement and Allocations Committee in the development of overall clothing requirements and to translate these basic standard programs into specific items and commodities.
To refine and reconcile the estimates in the light of probable available world supplies.
To prepare requirements data in suitable form for presentation to the appropriate approving agency.
To develop specifications and standards for the various items.
To negotiate with suppliers and procurement agencies in arranging for purchases.
To prepare requisitions in final form and maintain timetables and inventories.
To maintain appropriate records of world supply and information as to status of allocation requests, requisitions, procurement, and deliveries; to prepare progress and programs status reports.