Industrial Policy (IndPol) leads industrial policy creation for the Department of Defense (DoD) and industry engagement for the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S). The Policy and Industry Outreach program led the interagency effort in response to Executive Order 13806, Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States, in coordination with the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy and over 300 subject matters experts across the federal government and industry.
IndPol manages implementation of the risk mitigations and follow-on efforts from Executive Order 13806, including the creation of an industrial policy to drive future acquisition practices within the Department. Unprecedented in modern times, the assessment conducted in response to Executive Order 13806 helped determine how the DoD and industry will shift to the great power competition outlined in the National Defense Strategy.
To address risks in the industrial base and to increase lethality for the Warfighter, the DoD must include industry as a key partner. As the lead for industry engagement for the Under Secretary for A&S, IndPol facilitates ongoing and consistent dialogue between the DoD and the industrial base, driving increased collaboration and communication within the domestic and global industrial base. Activities include leading domestic and international engagement with industry partners, including trade shows, and facilitating government-to-government discussions on industrial policy with partners and allies. IndPol welcomes consistent and comprehensive engagement with companies at all tiers of the industrial base to achieve this goal.