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Virtual Event | The Future of America’s Defense Industrial Base

Virtual Event | The Future of America’s Defense Industrial Base

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Join Hudson Institute Senior Fellows Bryan Clark and Arthur Herman and guests the Honorable Ellen Lord and Dr. Jeffrey Nadaner for a discussion on the erosion of the U.S. defense industrial base and opportunities to restore America’s ability to innovate and manufacture systems vital to national security.

The United States has experienced dramatic deindustrialization over the past four decades, with serious consequences for the defense industrial base. As globalization shifted much of America’s manufacturing overseas, the capacity to produce ships, airplanes, and the hardware needed for sensors, networks, weapons, and critical infrastructure declined dramatically. Today, the supply chains U.S. armed forces depend on are brittle, and some of the essential components in U.S. military capabilities are produced in China—a key problem given the increasingly adversarial relationship between America and the PRC. A new report by the Honorable Ellen Lord and Dr. Jeffrey Nadaner proposes a strategy for the U.S. and its allies to expand their defense and commercial industrial capacity. Join Hudson Institute for this timely discussion.

Speakers

Hon. Ellen Lord

Senior Fellow for Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, U.S. Department of Defense & Former CEO of Textron Systems

Dr. Jeffrey Jeb Nadaner, JD PhD

Executive Vice President for Government & Public Affairs, Securing America’s Future Energy & Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, U.S. Department of Defense

Arthur Herman

Senior Fellow and Director, Quantum Alliance Initiative, Hudson Institute

Bryan Clark

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology, Hudson Institute

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