Pentagon acquisition chief signs new policy for managing loss of manufacturing, supply sources

By Justin Doubleday / November 18, 2020 at 10:03 AM
The Pentagon's acquisition chief has approved a new enterprise policy for managing the potential loss of manufacturing sources amid broader concerns about declining electronics production and other supply chain shortfalls. The new instruction for " Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages Management " was approved Nov. 5 by Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment. The document makes it Defense Department policy to "establish and implement risk-based, proactive DMSMS management throughout the life cycle of all DOD...

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