Covid-19: US DoD, Industry Groups Begin Daily Phone Meetings on Virus Impact

Officials from the US Department of Defense (DoD) have begun holding daily phone meetings with industry group representatives to discuss the impact of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on the US defence industrial base. The first conference call occurred on 17 March and was led by Jennifer Santos, Deputy Assistant Secretary of defense for...

Officials from the US Department of Defense (DoD) have begun holding daily phone meetings with industry group representatives to discuss the impact of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on the US defence industrial base.

The first conference call occurred on 17 March and was led by Jennifer Santos, Deputy Assistant Secretary of defense for Industrial Policy. It also included representatives from the Defense Contract Management Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, and Office of Defense Pricing and Contracting.

Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, invited five industry groups to participate: the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the Professional Services Council (PSC), the National Association of Manufacturers, and US Chamber of Commerce.

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