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Executive Spotlight: Seagate Government Solutions VP & GovCon Expert Bill Downer on Strengthening US Manufacturing Sector

In a recent Executive Spotlight interview, ExecutiveBiz spoke with Bill Downer, vice president of national programs for the government solutions business of Seagate, to talk about the U.S. initiatives to rebuild and strengthen its manufacturing sector, including the use of robotics, artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies to address related workforce skills gap. The GovCon Expert also discussed Seagate’s ISO 20243 supply chain certification and latest capabilities for data protection and storage.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview with Downer:

“Regarding rebuilding our manufacturing industry, there is a big move and a lot of funding moving towards chip manufacturing. Commerce, Congress, and the White House all need to work together to strengthen U.S. manufacturing and build the workforce for manufacturing that is sorely needed.

We can put a range of capabilities in place to protect ourselves from manufacturing that is done in undesirable places, but the long game is developing and expanding sophisticated manufacturing in the U.S.”

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