The Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) team — two Army, one Air Force, one Navy and one Marine Corps — consults on a plan of action in preparation for their cyber brief at the Best Cyber Warrior Competition 2019 held at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 14, 2019. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Jennifer Shick)

Top DoD Scientist Sets Up Task Forces to Look at Industrial Base, Infrastructure

The Defense Department’s top scientist is concerned about the state of defense businesses, critical infrastructure and security of microelectronics in the military, and he’s asking some of the Pentagon’s top minds to look into the issues.

In three Oct. 30 memos to the Defense Science Board, — a group of military, civilian, science and academic experts sponsored by DoD — Defense Undersecretary for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin asks that task forces be set up to assess the businesses the Pentagon needs to create weapons and how to protect the military’s resiliency. He also asks a task force to look at how to ensure trustworthy microelectronics are used in military systems.

The 21st Century Industrial Base for National Defense Task Force is tasked with taking proactive steps to increase the depth, breadth and security of the defense industrial base.

Read more at Federal News Network

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