Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan, on behalf of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, presented a report, Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States, to President Donald J. Trump, pursuant to Executive Order 13806.
President Trump directed Secretary Mattis to lead a whole-of-government effort to identify and assess risks in the manufacturing and defense industrial base. Based on this review, the Secretary made recommendations to the President to ensure a robust, resilient, secure, and ready manufacturing and defense industrial base.
The recommendations outlined in this report reflect the Administration’s commitment to securing the industrial capabilities of the United States. The action that followed the President’s Executive Order included a multi-agency risk assessment of the industrial base of the United States, which involved experts from the Departments of Defense, Commerce, Labor, Energy, Homeland Security, and other agencies and offices.
The report provides recommendations to address immediate risks identified in the manufacturing and defense industrial base and initiates follow-on efforts to create a strategy for building this base for next-generation technologies. This comprehensive and government-wide effort demonstrates that manufacturing and the defense industrial base are vital to not only our Nation’s economic security, but also to our national security.
The report can be found at http://defense.gov/StrengtheningDefenseIndustrialBase.