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Trusted Capital

The broad remit of the Office of Industrial Policy is to strengthen the defense industrial base of the United States, especially in a time of great power competition. Trusted Capital is an important arrow in our quiver.


About Trusted Capital

The Industrial Policy (IndPol) Trusted Capital program is an investment ecosystem that fosters deal flow in the interest of national security, bringing corporate suppliers offering solutions that are critical to the defense industrial base together with trusted capital providers. The program hosts Venture Days at defense industry technology showcase events in collaboration with partners in academia and across the military services. 

  • Trusted Capital's Mandate to Innovate: Section 1711 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 directs the creation of a pilot program, using a broad range of capital solutions, to support small and medium-sized manufacturing companies that produce “emerging defense and commercial technologies." IndPol’s Trusted Capital solution satisfies these requirements by building a sustainable platform that brings together trusted stakeholders for mutual benefit.
Trusted Capital maximizes the public-private partnership model. The U.S. government screens capital providers and companies for national security risks prior to offering participation in Venture Days and the Trusted Capital program. Eligible companies are firms offering technologies and capabilities critical to national security and seeking to secure sources of funding in support of the defense industrial base. Eligible capital providers are investment groups that support U.S. national security sectors that align with their investment portfolio.




Department of Defense Acquisition and Sustainment Leaders Hold a Press Briefing on the Defense Department's COVID-19 Acquisition Efforts
Defense Department acquisition and sustainment leaders held a press briefing on the department's COVID-19 acquisition efforts.

Trusted Capital Lends a Hand to Armed Forces Events in March

The Department of Defense continues to partner closely with the defense industry, and small businesses in particular, to help develop new and innovative solutions to meet emerging needs and requirements.

Industrial Policy and the Texas A&M System will co-sponsor Drone Venture Day, a Trusted Capital Event
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Ellen M. Lord speaks to members of the press and announces the first Trusted Capital Venture Day during a press briefing at the Pentagon, Washington D.C., Oct. 18, 2019. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nicole Mejia)

On November 13, the Department of Defense and the Texas A&M System will co-sponsor Drone Venture Day, the first in a series of Trusted Capital events. The event will engage capital providers and companies in the unmanned aerial system sector, convening the two communities in an engagement focused on the national security needs of the Department of Defense.