Defense industrial base report again delayed

By Tony Bertuca / September 18, 2018 at 10:24 AM

A long-awaited defense industrial base report slated for release this week has again been delayed, according to the Pentagon.

"I can confirm that the defense industry report will not be released this week," Lt. Col. Mike Andrews, a Defense Department spokesman wrote in an email. "When it is released, the department will be open and transparent about the unclassified portion of the report."

The Pentagon delivered its portion of the report to the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy in April. The report's release has been delayed several times.

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord said earlier this month that the report, mandated last year by an executive order, will partly review the fragility of DOD's supply chain and dependence on foreign sources.