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  • Diversifying Supply Chains is a national security priority.
    By Brad Wenstrup, June 30,2020.
    At this point, it is no secret that COVID-19 has underscored our nation's supply chains'fragility and highlighted the security risks posed by an over-reliance on nations that serve as our greatest strategic competitors.
    This is also not a revelation: In July 2017, President Trump directed the Secretary of Defense to assess supply chain resiliency and the strength of the U.S. manufacturing and defense industrial base.
  • This will allow us to harness the innovation and advancements of allied nations without sacrificing our own security.
    Building resiliency within U.S. supply chains has always been important. Now, it is also urgent. Times of crisis are often times of great opportunity


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High Level Topics

  • SECURITY
  • DEFENSE
  • RESILIENCY
  • High Level Abstractions

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  • ( SECURITY )(4, 0 Order)  top
  • ( SECURITY, RESILIENCY )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( SECURITY, DEFENSE )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( SECURITY, CRISIS )(3, 1st Order)  top
  • ( SECURITY, CRISIS, RESILIENCY )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( SECURITY, CRISIS, RECTIFY )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( SECURITY, CRISIS, OUTBREAK )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( SECURITY, CRISIS, HARNESS )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( SECURITY, CRISIS, COVID-19 )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( SECURITY, CRISIS, AL-LOWS )(1, 2nd Order)  top
  • ( SECURITY, COVID-19 )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( SECURITY, CHINA )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( SECURITY, UNDERSCORED )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( SECURITY, TIME-CONSUMING )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( SECURITY, RISKS )(1, 1st Order)  top
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  • ( DEFENSE, MANUFACTURING )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( DEFENSE, UNDERSCORED )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( DEFENSE, SERVICEMEMBERS )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( DEFENSE, RISKS )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( DEFENSE, RESOURCING )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( DEFENSE, RESILIENCY )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( DEFENSE, PROVE )(1, 1st Order)  top
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  • ( RESILIENCY, INFRASTRUCTURE )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( RESILIENCY, COVID-19 )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( RESILIENCY, WORKFORCE )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( RESILIENCY, WAGED )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( RESILIENCY, UNDERSCORED )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( RESILIENCY, SEA )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • References

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    • ( SECURITY, RESILIENCY )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      This is also not a revelation: In July 2017, President Trump directed the Secretary of Defense to assess supply chain resiliency and the strength of the U.S. manufacturing and defense industrial base.
    • (Read more)   top
      Building resiliency within U.S. supply chains has always been important. Now, it is also urgent. Times of crisis are often times of great opportunity
    • ( SECURITY, DEFENSE )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      This is also not a revelation: In July 2017, President Trump directed the Secretary of Defense to assess supply chain resiliency and the strength of the U.S. manufacturing and defense industrial base.
    • ( SECURITY, CRISIS )  top
    • ( SECURITY, CRISIS, RESILIENCY )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( SECURITY , RESILIENCY )
    • ( SECURITY, CRISIS, RECTIFY )  top
    • (Read more)   top. We cannot afford to wait until the next national crisis to rectify the critical vulnerabilities that are already known.
    • ( SECURITY, CRISIS, OUTBREAK )  top
    • (Read more)   top Redundancy also al-lows for critical surge capabilities during a crisis or national emergency. We've seen this sorely lacking throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.
      From
      a national security lens, it is important to recognize our adversaries may not be in equally vulnerable positions
    • ( SECURITY, CRISIS, HARNESS )  top
    • (Read more)   topThis will allow us to harness the innovation and advancements of allied nations without sacrificing our own security.
      Building resiliency within U.S. supply chains has always been important
    • ( SECURITY, CRISIS, COVID-19 )  top
    • (Read more)   top Redundancy also al-lows for critical surge capabilities during a crisis or national emergency. We've seen this sorely lacking throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.
      From a national security lens, it is important to recognize our adversaries may not be in equally vulnerable positions
    • ( SECURITY, CRISIS, AL-LOWS )  top
    • (Read more)   top Redundancy also al-lows for critical surge capabilities during a crisis or national emergency. We've seen this sorely lacking throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.
      From a national security lens, it is important to recognize our adversaries may not be in equally vulnerable...
    • ( SECURITY, COVID-19 )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      At this point, it is no secret that COVID-19 has underscored our nation's supply chains'fragility and highlighted the security risks posed by an over-reliance on nations that serve as our greatest strategic competitors.
      This is also not a revelation: In July 2017, President Trump...
    • (Read more)   topSee ( SECURITY , CRISIS , COVID-19 )
    • ( SECURITY, CHINA )  top
    • (Read more)   top. "Made in China 2025" is one example of an ongoing integrated military and economic strategy China has designed with the goal of becoming a largely independent scientific and technological power
    • ( SECURITY, UNDERSCORED )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      At this point, it is no secret that COVID-19 has underscored our nation's supply chains'fragility and highlighted the security risks posed by an over-reliance on nations that serve as our greatest strategic competitors.
      This is also not a revelation: In July 2017, President Trump directed the Secretary...
    • ( SECURITY, TIME-CONSUMING )  top
    • (Read more)   topIn times of peace, having this debate can feel costly and time-consuming. During uncertainty or insecurity, it becomes a national security priority.
      That time is now. We cannot afford to wait until the next national crisis to rectify the critical vulnerabilities that are already known
    • ( SECURITY, RISKS )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      At this point, it is no secret that COVID-19 has underscored our nation's supply chains'fragility and highlighted the security risks posed by an over-reliance on nations that serve as our greatest strategic competitors.
      This is also not a revelation: In July 2017, President Trump directed the Secretary of Defense to assess supply chain resiliency and the strength of the U.S....
    • ( DEFENSE )  top
    • ( DEFENSE, MANUFACTURING )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      This is also not a revelation: In July 2017, President Trump directed the Secretary of Defense to assess supply chain resiliency and the strength of the U.S. manufacturing and defense industrial base. The subsequent report, which was issued in September 2018, found that a "surprising level of foreign dependence on competitor nations exists."
      As we approach two years since that report was published,...
    • (Read more)   top. While strengthening our domestic manufacturing and defense industrial base is the first priority, there will be opportunities to work alongside trusted allies to enhance this process -- from identifying joint vulnerabilities to developing sustainable alternatives to our dependency on geopolitical...
    • ( DEFENSE, UNDERSCORED )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( SECURITY , UNDERSCORED )
    • ( DEFENSE, SERVICEMEMBERS )  top
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      However, simply reacting to today's crises often means equipping servicemembers for yesterday's battles.
    • ( DEFENSE, RISKS )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( SECURITY , RISKS )
    • ( DEFENSE, RESOURCING )  top
    • (Read more)   topThe most immediate priority is conducting a strategic, data-driven assessment of production and supply chain bottlenecks and restructure areas that are most critical to resourcing our nation's defense. In the past, that has centered on commodities like steel and oil. Today, critical points in our supply chain range from pharmaceutical inputs for generic drugs and personal protective equipment to carbon fibers, semiconductor...
    • ( DEFENSE, RESILIENCY )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      This is also not a revelation: In July 2017, President Trump directed the Secretary of Defense to assess supply chain resiliency and the strength of the U.S. manufacturing and defense industrial base. The subsequent report, which was issued in September 2018, found that a "surprising level of foreign dependence on competitor nations exists."
      As we approach...
    • ( DEFENSE, PROVE )  top
    • (Read more)   top ... industrial base is the first priority, there will be opportunities to work alongside trusted allies to enhance this process -- from identifying joint vulnerabilities to developing sustainable alternatives to our dependency on geopolitical rivals that could prove unreliable or adversarial during a crisis or conflict.
    • ( RESILIENCY )  top
    • ( RESILIENCY, INFRASTRUCTURE )  top
    • (Read more)   topAs current and future warfare is increasingly waged in the cyber and space domains, alongside land, air, and sea battlespaces, the government must work with private sector partners to create viable alternatives to China's Huawei 5G infrastructure, and we must get serious about ensuring cyber resiliency for critical infrastructure. COVID-19 has only exposed America to increased vulnerability as more platforms migrate online to accommodate a remote workforce.
      Redundancy isn't optional
    • ( RESILIENCY, COVID-19 )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( SECURITY , COVID-19 )
    • (Read more)   top... alongside land, air, and sea battlespaces, the government must work with private sector partners to create viable alternatives to China's Huawei 5G infrastructure, and we must get serious about ensuring cyber resiliency for critical infrastructure. COVID-19 has only exposed America to increased vulnerability as more platforms migrate online to accommodate a remote workforce.
      Redundancy isn't optional
    • ( RESILIENCY, WORKFORCE )  top
    • (Read more)   top... alternatives to China's Huawei 5G infrastructure, and we must get serious about ensuring cyber resiliency for critical infrastructure. COVID-19 has only exposed America to increased vulnerability as more platforms migrate online to accommodate a remote workforce.
      Redundancy
      isn't optional.
    • ( RESILIENCY, WAGED )  top
    • (Read more)   topAs current and future warfare is increasingly waged in the cyber and space domains, alongside land, air, and sea battlespaces, the government must work with private sector partners to create viable alternatives to China's Huawei 5G infrastructure, and we must get serious about ensuring cyber resiliency...
    • ( RESILIENCY, UNDERSCORED )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( SECURITY , UNDERSCORED )
    • ( RESILIENCY, SEA )  top
    • (Read more)   topAs current and future warfare is increasingly waged in the cyber and space domains, alongside land, air, and sea battlespaces, the government must work with private sector partners to create viable alternatives to China's Huawei 5G infrastructure, and we must get serious about ensuring cyber resiliency for critical infrastructure