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News | Aug. 30, 2021

Office of Industrial Policy Promotes Defense Industrial Workforce Strategy at Stakeholder Summit

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, Jesse Salazar presented the “Department of Defense’s Perspectives on Industrial Workforce Challenges” at the Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing (ATDM) Summit on August 25th, 2021 in Danville, Virginia.  Mr. Salazar along with U.S. Senator Mark Warner (Virginia), Rear Admiral Scott Pappano of the Program Executive Office for the Columbia class submarine program, and Ms. Adele Ratcliff the Program Director of the Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) Program all shared their perspectives on closing defense industrial base workforce skills gaps, particularly in the submarine shipbuilding sector.  Read more about the summit here.