Pentagon acquisition chief proposes 'step-by-step process' to bring microelectronics back to U.S.

By Justin Doubleday / November 10, 2020 at 1:25 PM
The Pentagon is developing a proposal to reverse the decline in U.S. production and testing of microelectronics key to national security systems, critical infrastructure and consumer electronic products, according to the Defense Department's acquisition chief. Ellen Lord outlined further details about a forthcoming DOD microelectronics strategy during an event hosted by MITRE Corp.'s technology foundation, MITRE Engenuity, this morning. The virtual meeting was focused on fifth-generation wireless networks, and Lord described microelectronics reshoring as a key component of ensuring secure...

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