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DoD Supply Chain Resilience Presidential Memorandum

DoD Supply Chain Resilience Presidential Memorandum

DoD Supply Chain Resilience Presidential Memorandum
Bill Kobren
For those who may not have already seen it, the White House recently issued a Memorandum on Presidential Waiver of Statutory Requirements Pursuant to Section 303 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, on Department of Defense Supply Chains Resilience. The memo reminds us, “ensuring a robust, resilient, and sustainable domestic industrial base is essential to our national security and the preservation of domestic critical infrastructure.”

According to the memorandum,I waive the requirements of section 303(a)(1)-(a)(6) of the Act for supply chains enumerated in the June 2021 White House report titled “Building Resilient Supply Chains, Revitalizing American Manufacturing, and Fostering Broad-Based Growth: 100-Day Reviews Under Executive Order 14017” and the February 2022 Department of Defense report titled “Securing Defense-Critical Supply Chains: An Action Plan Developed in Response to President Biden’s Executive Order 14017,” specifically for defense organic industrial base supply chains critical to the Department of Defense and critical supply chains for electronics, kinetic capabilities, castings and forgings, minerals and materials, and power and energy storage.”

For additional perspectives, encourage readers to also take a look at a related DAU Program Management Blog entitled "Defense Industrial Base Crisis?".