Innovation Capability and Modernization



Strengthen the competitive posture of the U.S. Defense Industrial Base in the era of global competition.


To ensure a modern U.S. defense industrial base that fortifies traditional technical capabilities and forges emerging sectors to respond at will to national security requirements.

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Adele Ratcliff

Director of Innovation Capability and Modernization

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Dr. Kristin Holzworth

Dr. Kristin Holzworth

Deputy Director of Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) Program

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What We Do

The Innovation Capability and Modernization (ICAM) office manages and executes the Department’s Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) program element, which aims to improve the readiness and competitiveness of the U.S. industrial base by establishing high priority domestic capabilities for new supply chains needed for national security and mitigating exposure to global supply chain risks. ICAM authorities enable the DoD to:

  • Monitor and assess the current state of the DIB
  • Address critical issues across the DIB related to urgent operational needs
  • Address supply chain vulnerabilities
  • Support efforts to expand the DIB

Who We Are

The ICAM team is comprised of subject matter experts across a wide variety of investment areas, acquisition professionals, skilled program managers, and data analytics and audit professionals.

Focus Areas

The IBAS Program invests heavily in six priority industrial capability development areas. These are: Submarine and Shipbuilding Workforce, Kinetic Weapons, Microelectronics, Critical Chemicals, Castings and Forgings, and Energy Storage and Batteries. Each of these areas was identified in Executive Order 14017, America’s Supply Chains, as a center of gravity for America’s economic and national security.

Microelectronics, Energy Storage, and Batteries
Kinetic Weapons
Castings and Forgings
Critical Minerals
Other Activities