DOD acquisition chief previews coming supply chain, weapons export initiatives

By Tony Bertuca / July 16, 2020 at 1:29 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today she plans to reveal several initiatives in the coming months that would help "re-shore" the U.S. microelectronics supply chain and "open the envelope" on weapon system exports to foreign countries. Lord, who spoke virtually with the Reagan Foundation, said a new arrangement with the U.S. International Development Finance Corp. is key to moving microelectronics manufacturing from China back to the United States. A recent executive order, Lord said, gives the USIDFC authority to...

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