The organisation of the National Economic Supply is headed by a delegate on a part-time basis. The law requires that this person must be from the private sector. The delegate is in charge of the entire organisation along with the Federal Office for National Economic Supply and the organisation formed from around 250 persons from the private sector and from other areas of the administration, who place their specialist knowledge and experience at the service of the National Economic Supply. Each canton nominates a cantonal delegate for national economic affairs. These delegates are the cantons' contacts when it comes to defining and implementing measures. The Military Delegate for National Economic Supply ensures contact with the armed forces.