History & Overview
New York State Office of General Services (OGS) has been designated by the Governor as the lead agency for the 1122 Program which allows certified state and local governments to purchase equipment for counter-drug, homeland security, and emergency response activities from specific federal sources. This authority is derived from The National Defense Authorization Act (Section 1122) for FY1994 and FY2009, which subsequently became law under Title 10 Section 381 Military Support for Civilian Public Safety Agencies.
The Counter-Drug (CD) program was introduced in December 1994 at a conference hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in which the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) participated. State governors were asked to appoint State Points of Contact (SPOC) to administer the State program, and the Secretary of the Army was appointed as executive agent for DOD. Each state is given the latitude to organize its 1122 Program in accordance with its own state preferences and procedures.
With the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act of FY2009, the 1122 Program was expanded to include Homeland Security (HS) and Emergency Response (ER). In 2015, the State of New York received authorization to participate in the 1122 Program. New York has had a long history of using this program, and the recent appointment of an OGS representative as the State Point of Contact (SPOC) has re-instituted New York’s ability to once again participate after a brief hiatus. The 1122 Program brings a purchasing advantage that is achieved through discounts available to the federal government due to large volume purchases. The 1122 Program is a valuable resource for state and local governments throughout the country; participation allows users the opportunity for substantial savings for their counter-drug, homeland security, and emergency response activities.