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DoD Launches Regional Skilled Manufacturing Worker Recruitment and Training Project to Help Meet Critical Needs in the Midwest

The Department of Defense’s Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) program has awarded a one-year, $725,000 contract to Productive Resources, LLC of Springfield, Illinois to identify defense manufactures’ demand for specific workforce skills, and the supply of workers being trained in these skillsets by regional community colleges.

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DoD and North Carolina A&T State University Announce Key Partnership for Machine Tool Training Center to Help Revitalize American Manufacturing

The Department of Defense (DoD) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) announced on April 1st the creation of a new regional machine tools workforce training and development center at N.C. A&T’s Greensboro, North Carolina campus. The center is a key part of ACENet, an emerging national network of regional machine tools innovation and workforce development hubs.

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Defense Department Releases Report on Strengthening Defense-Critical Supply Chains

Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) released a strategic roadmap to address supply chain vulnerabilities in the defense industrial base (DIB). Executive Order (E.O.) 14017, America’s Supply Chains, directed Cabinet agencies to assess supply chains in sectors critical for America’s economic and national security. In the report, Securing Defense-Critical Supply Chains, DoD presents recommendations for high-priority areas in the DIB, with input from other agencies, the National Security Council (NSC) and National Economic Council (NEC).

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DoD Awards $35 Million to MP Materials to Build U.S. Heavy Rare Earth Separation Capacity

The Department of Defense awarded a $35 million contract to MP Materials Corp. (MP) of Las Vegas, Nevada to design and build a facility to process heavy rare earth elements (HREE) at the company’s Mountain Pass, California production site. This project will establish the first processing and separation facility of its kind for HREEs in support of both defense and commercial applications in the United States.

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Deborah G. Rosenblum

Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy

Michael J. Vaccaro

Performing the Duties of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy

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