Time to Improve U.S. Defense Manufacturing
National Defense Industrial Association President Lt. Gen. Lawrence P. Farrell (ret.) writes:
“As the industry seeks ways to cut costs, one area that deserves close attention is manufacturing… Although key sectors of the manufacturing industry have been declining in the United States for several decades as companies have moved production plants offshore, the defense industry will need to reverse that trend and actually strengthen its manufacturing capabilities.”
The entire article is up at the NDIA’s National Defense Magazine. See also US Secretary of the Air Force Gen. Roche’s 2003 speech to the Defense Manufacturing Conference: Defense Manufacturing – learning the lessons of history.