The Department of Defense (DOD) released the Fiscal Year 2020 Industrial Capabilities Report on January 14, 2021.
The FY20 Industrial Capabilities Report outlines the defense department’s priority industrial base risks and vulnerabilities; major developments and impacts of the coronavirus pandemic; and industrial base investments and initiatives executed in the previous fiscal year. The report promotes a strategy for a robust, resilient, secure, and innovative industrial base, which will require a substantial commitment of capital investment and resources, and continuation of the reforms undertaken in the past several years.
The full report can be read by clicking on the cover of the report below. While the full report is over 180 pages, consider reading the 13-page foreword written by Under Secretary Ellen Lord and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, Dr. Jeb Nadaner. Those 13 pages discuss their considered views on the conditions of the US industrial base and what the country should be considering next.
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