Securing America’s defense supply chains and defense industrial base is critical for U.S. national security. To identify opportunities for strengthening these critical supply chains, the House Committee on Armed Services activated the bipartisan Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force in March 2021. Co-chaired by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), the Task Force met with key stakeholders across government and industry, reviewing the U.S. industrial base supply chain to identify and analyze threats and vulnerabilities.
On Thursday, July 22, 2021, CNAS hosted an event for the release of the final report of the House Armed Services Committee’s Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force. Task Force co-chairs Rep. Slotkin and Rep. Gallagher discussed the report’s key findings and recommendations with moderator Martijn Rasser, Senior Fellow and Director of the CNAS Technology and National Security Program. CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine gave opening remarks.
Learn more about the House Armed Services Committee’s Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force.