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Defense industrial base study ahead of schedule, Pentagon official says

The assessment of the defense industrial base ordered by President Donald Trump is running ahead of schedule, the acting deputy assistant secretary for manufacturing and industrial base policy said today. "That is due actually on April 17, and we are on track to deliver well in advance of that," Jerry McGinn said during a panel discussion at the conservative Heritage Foundation. The study was ordered by the president in a July executive order directing a "whole of government" review of the industrial base. The directive requires the Pentagon, in conjunction with several other federal agencies, to identify crucial goods and raw materials and assess contingencies that could disrupt the supply chains. It also directs the Pentagon to recommend legislative, regulatory or policy changes that would increase the resiliency of the defense industrial base. The Defense Department was finalizing a voluntary "targeted request" for information for companies as part of the study, McGinn added. The final report would be unclassified, he said, but much of the detailed analysis would be classified.


The information above is for general awareness only and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment or the Department of Defense as a whole.


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