DOD acquisition chief sees positive surge in defense industrial base, but 'slowdown' continues

By Tony Bertuca / April 30, 2020 at 12:58 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today that for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19, more defense companies are re-opening than closing. Lord said some of the re-openings appear to be happening in regions where coronavirus cases have peaked. "I think a lot of this is actually looking at locations of companies," she said. "As a geographic region gets healthier so does the industrial base. . . . We also, I think, see companies knowing where to go...

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