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Work with domestic and international partners to forge and sustain a robust, secure, and resilient industrial base enabling the warfighter, now and in the future.

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DoD Expands Machine Tool Workforce Training Network into Florida

The Department of Defense (DoD)’s Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization (MCEIP) office, in partnership with the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), announced the expansion of the ACENet workforce development training network to three locations in Florida. ACENet is a rapidly growing national network of regional machine tool innovation centers and workforce development hubs focused on restoring American dominance in machine tool technology and innovation.

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DoD Sponsors First Project MFG International Competition

The Department of Defense’s Office of Industrial Base Policy, through its Innovation Capability and Modernization (ICAM) office, and in partnership with RD Solutions, LLC and the Gene Haas Foundation, sponsored the first-ever Project MFG International Machining Competition on December 12-16, 2022 in Brussels, Belgium. Project MFG is funded under ICAM’s Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) Program and shares the vision of promoting the prestige of manufacturing and inspiring individuals to enter the manufacturing sector.

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Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Dr. William LaPlante's Visit and Meetings With Senior Israeli Ministry of Defense Officials

Under Secretary of Defense of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Dr. William LaPlante traveled to Israel this week, February 25-28, 2023, to meet with senior security officials and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to security cooperation between the United States and Israel and discuss a range of issues of mutual importance. This was Dr. LaPlante’s first trip to Israel as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment.

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DoD, Denmark MOD Sign Security of Supply Arrangement

On Feb. 8, 2023, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) of the Kingdom of Denmark entered into a bilateral, non-binding Security of Supply Arrangement (SOSA). The SOSA was signed by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Dr. William A. LaPlante, on behalf of the United States and the Director of the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO), Lieutenant General Kim Jesper Jørgensen, on behalf of Denmark.

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Dr. Laura D. Taylor-Kale

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy

Halimah Najieb-Locke

Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy

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