IPC Commends White House for Detailed Assessment of Nation’s
Defense Industrial Base
Statement from John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO

October 5, 2018 — On behalf of the electronics industry, I commend the White House for the release today of a sweeping and detailed assessment of the nation’s defense industrial base. The report reflects more than a year of painstaking data collection, sector by sector analysis, and industry engagement. 

IPC and its members look forward to studying the report and its recommendations in the coming days and weeks, and we welcome the report’s larger conclusion that the U.S. electronics industry needs to be strengthened. Moreover, we enthusiastically endorse the report’s support for federal workforce development initiatives.

IPC has a long history of partnership with the U.S. Defense Department and support for a comprehensive approach to shoring the defense electronics supply chain. Earlier this year, IPC championed Section 845 of the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act which requires the Defense Department to provide Congress an assessment of the defense electronics industrial base by January 31, 2019.

IPC is optimistic that the two reports will complement each other and bring greater focus to the important task of revitalizing key segments of the U.S. electronics supply chain. 

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