White House directs Pentagon to run government-wide defense industrial base review

By Tony Bertuca / July 21, 2017 at 12:10 PM
President Trump has signed an executive order directing the Pentagon to oversee a nine-month, government-wide assessment of the defense industrial base, according to White House officials. Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, said during a Friday press briefing the effort marks the first-ever "whole-of-government" review of the defense industrial base. "By viewing our defense industrial base more broadly than just the traditional defense sector, this executive order recognizes the fact that every element...

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