Pentagon's defense industry team still in early stages of COVID-19 response

By Tony Bertuca / March 25, 2020 at 12:09 PM
The Pentagon’s senior acquisition team has only just begun their first fully coordinated efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, and pledged today to move aggressively to prop up economically vulnerable defense contractors and field "demand signals" for medical supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “We just started standing up capability on Friday," Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said during a press conference. Along with issuing an advisory memo deeming the defense industrial base an “essential” part of the...

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