On-Demand Video: The Future of the Defense Industrial Base


Challenges with supply chains during and after COVID, production challenges supporting Ukraine’s defense against the Russian invasion, and deterring Chinese aggression have exposed significant challenges in the capacity of the defense industrial base to meet current and potential future operational contingencies. 

Significant efforts are underway to address these challenges and DoD recently released the first-ever National Defense Industrial Strategy to guide the overall approach to strengthen the defense industrial base. What does the strategy mean for government and industry? 

The Baroni Center held a discussion on this critical question with the principal author of the strategy, an influential House member with deep industrial base experience, and a CEO of a major defense contractor. The discussion includes an

  • Outline of the major thrusts of the strategy
  • What panelists hope to see in the upcoming implementation plan, and 
  • Outline of proposed legislative and policy initiatives to support the strengthening of the industrial base, and to create effective incentive structures to maintain a healthy industrial base   



Matt Tait
Chief Executive Officer and President

The Hon. Robert Wittman (R-VA)
Vice Chair, House Armed Services Committee
U.S. House of Representatives

Jerry McGinn
Moderator and Executive Director
Baroni Center for Government Contracting

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