DOD seeks public-private partnerships to gain influence in microelectronics market

By Justin Doubleday / December 14, 2017 at 2:22 PM
The Pentagon sees public-private partnerships as one way to gain influence in a microelectronics market increasingly controlled by China, according to a defense official. The Defense Department represents less than 1 percent of commercial microelectronics purchases, which limits DOD's ability to seek more assured, trusted electronics, according to Jeremy Muldavin, deputy director of defense software and microelectronics activities at the Pentagon. China, meanwhile, is investing heavily in microelectronics, compelling more research, development and production in the industry to shift to...

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