Civilian Production Administration
(CPA)
   Created in November 1945, the CPA took over the functions of the War Production Board and was intended to manage the orderly transition to full peacetime industrial production. The CPA had the authority to expand production of needed materials, limit production of unnecessary products involving scarce resources, and prevent hoarding. It operated primarily through committees and conferences rather than direct control. The CPA ceased operation in 1947.

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