Pentagon acquisition chief calls to 're-shore as much as possible' in wake of COVID supply chain challenges

By Justin Doubleday / July 8, 2020 at 2:06 PM
Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord says the United States should "re-shore" the production of key capabilities like microelectronics after the COVID-19 crisis exposed weaknesses in the Defense Department's supply chain. During an event hosted by the Brookings Institute today, Lord said "one of the silver linings" of the COVID-19 crisis has been the increased awareness of fragilities throughout the U.S. supply chain and an overreliance on sources located in potentially adversarial countries like China. "Now we have interest in actually...

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