About Industrial Policy





Industrial Policy is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment for:

  • Developing Department of Defense policies for the maintenance of the United States defense industrial base
  • Executing small business programs and policy
  • Conducting geo-economic analysis and assessments
  • Providing recommendations on budget matters related to the defense industrial base
  • Anticipating and closing gaps in manufacturing capabilities for defense systems
  • Assessing impacts related to mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
  • Monitoring and assessing impact of foreign investments in the United States
  • Executing authorities under Sections 2501 and 2505 U.S.C. Title 10

The office also plays a critical role in representing Department of Defense interests on interagency committees regarding business and economic issues relevant to national security.



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