By Jeff Green. Originally published in National Defense Magazine For decades, free-trade ideology has dominated discussions about manufacturing and economic development in the United States, even with respect to the defense industrial base. Though policies stemming from this ideology have succeeded in generating great wealth for the U.S. economy, they […]
Defense firms, fresh off a two-year budget deal that created some predictability in Pentagon spending, are strapping in for a roller coaster ride in 2019. Chief among the concerns is the widely divergent possibilities for the overall size of the proposed defense budget for fiscal 2020, due to Congress in […]
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 […]