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Defense Department must continue focus on intellectual property to support innovation, says supply chain expert

There are two issues the Defense Department (DoD) will need to address on the path to innovation: intellectual property and security. That’s according to Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University. McGinn, former principal deputy director for manufacturing and industrial base policy in the Office of the Secretary […]

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Defense budgeting system hinders rapid acquisition of commercial technology, says procurement researcher

The Defense Department’s current budget system plans funding for five years out. Now the Senate Armed Services Committee wants to reform DoD’s planning, programming, budget and execution (PPBE) process. Eric Lofgren, senior fellow at the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University, said the PPBE system requires predictions and consensus about future technologies and […]

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White House should reaffirm role of allies in defense supply chain, says industrial policy expert

The leaders of the House Armed Services Committee’s Critical Supply Chain Task Force are examining what the Defense Department needs that it’s having trouble getting. Allies and partners can lower supply chain risks, according to Jerry McGinn, executive director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University and former principal deputy director for […]

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Updates on the Defense Industrial Base

Jerry McGinn, Executive Director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University, discusses the Defense Industrial Base and takeaways from the industrial capabilities report

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Mobilizing the Defense Industrial Base

Jerry McGinn, Executive Director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University, talks about mobilization and resiliency in the Defense Industrial Base

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Preparing the U.S. industrial base for mobilization

Eric Lofgren, Research Fellow at George Mason University, describes how the Defense Department can strengthen supply chain resiliency to prepare for black swan events

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The pandemic response and the future of defense acquisitions

Jerry McGinn, Executive Director of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University, discusses the impact of the pandemic on defense acquisitions

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