Laura Taylor-Kale, assistant secretary of defense for industrial base policy, said the Department of Defense plans to issue a national strategy to guide the modernization of the U.S. industrial base, DOD News reported Friday.
According to Taylor-Kale, the National Defense Industrial Strategy is scheduled for release in December and will focus on creating resilient supply chains, ensuring workforce readiness and development and building an industrial base that can produce new technologies and capabilities at scale.
The strategy also aims to ensure workforce readiness and development, deliver flexible acquisitions and develop metrics for measurable outcomes.
“We’ve seen in the response to COVID and the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East that our industrial ecosystem needs to be ready to provide the capabilities … that the department needs,” Taylor-Kale said at the 2023 Defense Conference.
DOD will work with Congress, government and industry partners and allies on the implementation of the new strategy.