In his first week in office, President Biden launched a whole-of-government initiative to support American manufacturing. That executive order led to the creation of the Office of Management and Budget’s Made in America office, which just celebrated its one-year anniversary.
- Celeste Drake, director of Made in America, said her office is working with agencies to provide guidance on implementing new Buy America regulations, which the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law increased.
- The requirements center around domestic sourcing by federal grantees for manufactured goods and infrastructure, explained Drake.
- The Made in America office oversees waiver requests from agencies, said Drake; she said her team has already heard from multiple small businesses that they have started federal government contracting work for the first time.