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Implementation Plan for Defense Industrial Strategy to be Ready this Summer: DOD Official

April 11, 2024

Valerie Insinna

Breaking Defense

Soldiers from Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, draw 155mm Base Burn Dual Purpose Improved Conventional Munition rounds,  during a load exercise directed by the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. (2nd Lt. Gabriel Jenko/US Army)

By Valerie Insinna, Breaking Defense / Apirl 10, 2024

SEA AIR SPACE 2024 — The Pentagon is aiming to complete an implementation plan for its first-ever defense industrial base strategy this summer, a senior Defense Department official said today.

“The implementation plan will be a living document. We are working on it literally as we speak, and I suspect that it will be completed at some point later this summer,” Laura Taylor-Kale, assistant secretary of defense for industrial base policy, said during a speech at the Sea Air Space conference.

The Pentagon rolled out the 55-page Defense Industrial Strategy in January, which called for improvements in areas like supply chain and workforce development that can enable defense companies to more rapidly boost weapons production during wartime.

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