Industrial Base Policy Announcements

Get a closer look at our most recent announcements to the public


31 AUG 2022 | IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DOD Announces $6.8 Million Defense Production Act Title III Agreement with Burlington Industries, LLC to Strengthen the Domestic Clothing and Textile Industrial Base

The Department of Defense (DOD) entered into a shared $6.8 million agreement with Burlington Industries, LLC to sustain and strengthen the Domestic Clothing and Textile Industrial Base. The Agreement extends through September 2027.


22 AUG 2022

DoD Helps Launch Two New Machine Tool Training Centers to Revitalize American Manufacturing

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today new partnerships with Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia aimed at revitalizing U.S. manufacturing in the machine tool industry.


29 AUG 2022 | IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Department of Defense Launches Innovative Manufacturing Pilot Program

The Department of Defense’s Industrial Base Policy Office has launched a pioneering manufacturing pilot program, through the Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Program, with the Austin Center for Manufacturing and Innovation (ACMI) in Austin, Texas.


14 JUN 2022

DoD Awards Key Contract for Domestic Heavy Rare Earth Separation Capability

The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded an approximately $120 million contract to Lynas USA, LLC to build an industrial scale, domestic separation and processing facility for Heavy Rare Earth Elements (HREE). Once completed, the facility will house the nation’s largest commercially sustainable capability for separation of HREE in support of DoD, essential commercial, and clean energy products.


27 APR 2022

DoD Launches Regional Skilled Manufacturing Worker Recruitment and Training Project to Help Meet Critical Needs in the Midwest

The Department of Defense’s Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) program has awarded a one-year, $725,000 contract to Productive Resources, LLC of Springfield, Illinois to identify defense manufactures’ demand for specific workforce skills, and the supply of workers being trained in these skillsets by regional community colleges.


15 APR 2022

DoD and North Carolina A&T State University Announce Key Partnership for Machine Tool Training Center to Help Revitalize American Manufacturing

The Department of Defense (DoD) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) announced on April 1st the creation of a new regional machine tools workforce training and development center at N.C. A&T’s Greensboro, North Carolina campus. The center is a key part of ACENet, an emerging national network of regional machine tools innovation and workforce development hubs.


24 FEB 2022

Defense Department Releases Report on Strengthening Defense-Critical Supply Chains

Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) released a strategic roadmap to address supply chain vulnerabilities in the defense industrial base (DIB). Executive Order (E.O.) 14017, America’s Supply Chains, directed Cabinet agencies to assess supply chains in sectors critical for America’s economic and national security.


28 JAN 2022

DoD Announces $1.3 Million Defense Production Act Title III Agreement With Brittany Global Technologies to Strengthen the Domestic Clothing and Textile Industrial Base

As part of the national response to COVID-19, the Department of Defense (DoD) entered into a $1.3 million government investment with Brittany Global Technologies to sustain critical industrial base production of Berry Amendment compliant fabrics for U.S. military uniforms.


08 DEC 2021

Honorable Deborah G. Rosenblum

On December 8, the Honorable Deborah G. Rosenblum, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs (ASD(NCB)), was delegated the authority of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy (ASD(IBP)) and will perform the duties of the ASD(IBP). She will serve concurrently as the ASD(NCB). We are excited to welcome Hon. Rosenblum to the team. Establishing this position recognizes the importance of the Defense Industrial Base and the significant work that our team does to ensure critical capabilities are available when needed. This is the beginning of the formation of ASD(IBP) and we look forward to your continued collaboration as we grow into an ASD office.


04 NOV 2021

Strategic Direction for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Program

Today, the Department of Defense announced the strategic direction of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, marking the completion of an internal program assessment led by senior leaders across the Department. You can read about CMMC 2.0 on the CMMC website and read the press release here.


13 OCT 2021

DoD Announces $14 Million in Defense Production Act Title III Agreements to Strengthen the Domestic Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Industrial Base

As part of the nation’s effort to ensure a robust small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) industrial base for national and economic security, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has made eight awards, totaling approximately $14 million through the Defense Production Act, Title III Program. Read more here.


01 OCT 2021

Department of Defense Celebrates Manufacturing Month

The Department of Defense is honored to celebrate Manufacturing month. As Mr. Jesse Salazar, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy says, “a strong manufacturing base underpins every element of our economy and national security… and every day our manufacturers ensure that our warfighters have every possible advantage they need to defend our nation.” For us to build back better and remain competitive, it is critical to develop and maintain robust small and medium manufacturers and a strong skilled workforce.

Join us, as we support and grow the American companies that are strengthening U.S. manufacturing and securing defense critical supply chains. See the video here.


29 SEPT 2021

DoD Publishes Federal Register Notice for One-Year Response to Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains

As part of the department’s one-year response to Executive Order (EO) 14017, America’s Supply Chains, the Department of Defense published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) soliciting comments from industry on key supply chain challenges and recommendations to strengthen the defense industrial base. The FRN is open until October 13, 2021.


10 SEPT 2021

Small Businesses Critical to DoD Mission

Director of the Department of Defense’s Office of Small Business Programs Mr. Farooq Mitha discusses the critical role that small businesses play in the DoD mission. Read the full article here.


08 SEPT 2021

Leveraging the Capabilities of Small Businesses

Small businesses are the economic engine of our nation. They are our job creators, innovators and contribute daily to the mission of the Department of Defense (DoD). DoD is committed to increasing opportunities for small businesses, including those from underserved communities, to compete for defense contracts.


30 AUG 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.


20 JULY 2021

NSA, CISA and FBI Issue Cybersecurity Advisory in Response to the People’s Republic of China’s Deployment of State-sponsored Malicious Cyber Activity

The National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) assess that the People’s Republic of China is a major threat to U.S. and Allied cyberspace assets due to state-sponsored malicious cyber activity. The Chinese state-sponsored cyber activity aggressively target U.S. and allied political, economic, military, educational, and critical infrastructure (CI) personnel and organizations to steal sensitive data, critical and emerging key technologies, intellectual property, and personally identifiable information (PII). More detailed information about these threats as well as outlined steps for mitigation can be found in the full Cybersecurity Advisory here.


08 JUNE 2021

The Defense Department’s Strategic and Critical Materials Review

The Defense Department released the Strategic and Critical Materials 100-day Sector Review, as directed by Executive Order 14017 on America's Supply Chains. Read the full article and learn more here.


28 MAY 2021

DOD & HHS Announce DPA Title III Agreement with Retractable Technologies, Inc. to Expand Domestic Production Capacity for Low Dead-Space Safety Syringes and Needles

As part of the national response to COVID-19, the Department of Defense (DoD), in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), signed an agreement with Retractable Technologies, Inc. to expand the production of low dead-space (LDS) safety syringes and needles.


13 APR 2021

Request for Comments: America's Supply Chains

The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy is leading this assessment, in response to E.O. 14017 Section 3 (100-Day Supply Chain Review), and would like to hear from you. A call for comments is available through the Federal Register here.


17 FEB 2021

CISO(A&S) Integration into Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, DoD

In order to improve integration and promote the security of Defense Industrial Base (DIB) activities within the purview of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)), the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer for Acquisition and Sustainment (CISO(A&S)) was integrated into the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy on January 19, 2021.


15 JAN 2021

DOD Releases Industrial Capabilities Report

The FY20 Industrial Capabilities Report outlines the defense department’s priority industrial base risks and vulnerabilities; major developments and impacts of the coronavirus pandemic; and industrial base investments and initiatives executed in the previous fiscal year.