DOD eyes rapid acquisition authorities to ensure access to critical minerals

By Tony Bertuca  
June 5, 2019 at 2:04 PM
The Pentagon is investigating how it might use rapid acquisition authorities to ensure access to critical minerals vital for powering major weapons and communications systems should China and Russia disrupt U.S. supply chains, according to a new Trump administration report. The United States is overly reliant on foreign sources of rare earth minerals, according to a new report from the Commerce Department . "The United States is heavily dependent on critical mineral imports," the report states. "If China or Russia...

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