Industrial Base Resilience

Policy, Analysis, and Transition



Provide decision-makers with analysis-informed options to prepare the industrial base for current and future fights.

Who We Are

Policy, Analysis, and Transition consists of the following offices:

  • Industrial Policy and Analysis
  • Industrial Scenario Analysis
  • Enabling Future Capabilities Transition

These programs collaborate closely to support national security and the Warfighter by:

  • Analyzing and assessing the health of the Defense Industrial Base
  • Leveraging investment authorities to mitigate shortfalls
  • Ensuring the availability of essential materials / technologies

Our Focus

Select Kinetic Capabilities

Select kinetic capabilities include precision guided munitions, hypersonics, and directed energy weapons, all of which provide DoD key capabilities necessary for great power competition.  Current and future kinetic capabilities are intrinsic to the national security mission.  DoD must enable resilience in this defense-unique sector of the economy to ensure superiority of U.S. air defense, suppression of enemy air defenses, anti-ship, and standoff strike.  Current efforts address critical vulnerabilities in supply chains for existing operational platforms and developmental programs, such as hypersonics and directed energy.

Energy Storage and Batteries

As commercial demand for lithium-ion cells has grown, so too has the defense demand to support a growing number of critical applications.  Lithium batteries are critical enablers of unmanned systems, directed energy weapons, hybridized platforms, and silent watch ground force capabilities, which are necessary to execute the National Defense Strategy and each Service’s warfighting doctrine. It is critical that DoD diversify and address our reliance on foreign produced batteries to protect its supply chain resiliency.


Defense, commercial, and critical infrastructure sectors are all dependent on multiple microelectronics products. Microelectronics technology is critical to advanced DoD capabilities such as smart munitions and hypersonic weapons. Microelectronics is a primary differentiator that allows DoD to maintain an asymmetric technology advantage over potential adversaries. However, 75% of production, and 98% of assembly, packaging and testing of microelectronics is performed overseas. DoD must overcome this increasing trend to secure the future microelectronics supply.

Castings and Forgings

Cast and forged parts are critical to development, procurement, and sustainment of all major defense systems. These products can withstand high temperatures, pressures, and stresses and are typically long-lived and rugged. The Services use cast and forged parts in almost all platforms (e.g., CVN, F-35, ground vehicles). A robust casting and forging supply chain is needed to provide reliable and prompt delivery of the parts needed for DoD platforms and to develop and produce new systems. Advancements in this sector have begun to reduce sustainment costs, shorten logistics chains, and reduce production costs for key systems.

Strategic and Critical Materials

Strategic and critical materials are those needed to support a military and essential civilian industry, but are not available or produced in the U.S. in sufficient quantities to meet our needs. U.S. reliance on foreign sources of chemicals and solid materials increases risk to critical DoD munitions. The concentration in China of global supply chains for strategic and critical materials creates risk of disruption and of politicized trade practices, including the use of forced labor.


Policy, Analysis, and Transition (PAT) Organization Chart

Analyze and prioritize defense industrial base near term vulnerabilities and develop policy and mitigation strategies to ensure resilient supply chains.

IPA Leadership

Ms. Danielle Miller

Acting Director Industrial Policy and Analysis

Conduct scenario based analysis to identify potential industrial base shortfalls during a national emergency.

ISA Leadership

Ms. Danielle Miller

Acting Director Industrial Scenario Analysis

Execute the annual review of the effect of the Service’s force structure changes on the Defense Industrial Base to include removing platforms from inventory and the ability of the DIB to produce new systems.

EFCT Leadership

COL. Kevin Baird

Acting Director Enabling Future Capabilities Transition