by Jeff Green. Originally published in Magnetics Magazine. The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act, signed by the President into law in August, will have significant effects on the supply chain for rare earth magnets (and tungsten) supplied to the U.S. military. Section 871 of the law puts significant […]
Supporters of a strong defense industrial base should view this report as a significant step forward for the U.S. military. After years of being overlooked, the sub-tiers of the defense industrial base, in particular, are now being monitored, evaluated, and supported. The Department of Defense and the White House have started an important conversation by doing the research to bring these problems to the foreground, and it will be up to Congress next year to provide the resources and legislation necessary to cure them.
By Jeff Green. Originally posted August 28, 2018, on RealClearDefense. DoD Photo by Kimberly Conrad With the recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), along with several executive orders promulgated this year, the Federal government is finally getting serious about revitalizing the defense industrial base. This strategically critical sector […]
By Jeff Green, Originally Published in FCW Tucked away in this year’s version of the Senate National Defense Authorization Act is a provision with potentially far-reaching benefits for IT acquisition within the Department of Defense. This provision modifies acquisition law for major defense programs to facilitate the integration of independent […]
Real Clear Defense Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, determined that the United States’ economic and military security depend upon 35 essential minerals. Unfortunately, our nation is import-reliant on 30 out of 35. Most alarmingly, we rely on one country — China — for our supply of 12 critical minerals, […]
DoD, White House Likely To Fight Chinese Monopoly on Rare Earth Minerals With an Executive Order and a new study due soon that promises to take a hard line against Chinese imports, the Trump administration is opening a new front, while protecting the US defense industry. Geologists during a site […]
It is no secret that the United States has a critical minerals problem. As the Pentagon’s top acquisition official Ellen Lord said recently, “We have an amazing amount of dependency on China.” Lord called the findings of a forthcoming report on the defense industrial base “quite alarming,” and noted that China is America’s “sole source for rare earth minerals.”
AHEAD OF THE FILINGS: J.A. GREEN SIGNS SEVEN: J.A. Green & Company has seven new clients: Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC to lobby on “issues related to direct commercial sales of certain small-arms”; GN Hearing to lobby on “procurement of advanced hearing protection”; Global Tungsten & Powders to lobby on “issues related to government acquisition of tungsten”; Mark Barnes & […]
By: Jeff Green Most Americans would agree that a competitor’s control of an important military resource would create a threat to U.S. national security. Unfortunately, the primary watchdog for such situations, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, does not have adequate resources or legislative […]
By: Jeff Green U.S. intelligence officials warned Congress last week that China poses a major security threat to the United States. Speaking before the Senate Intelligence Committee, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that China is seeking to undermine America’s military, economic, cultural, and information power across the globe and urged Congress to […]
J.A. Green & Co. named a top three defense lobbying firm for the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), according to data compiled by Bloomberg Government. The full article can be found here.
By: Jeff Green Last month, President Trump took an important step toward ensuring America’s long-term national security by signing an executive order to improve access to America’s metals and minerals. The order fundamentally changes U.S. policy toward critical minerals and will assure the United States has access to these materials for use in every […]
Jeff Green, president of J.A. Green and Company, discusses President Trump’s executive order targeting critical minerals on Government Matters.