PSC Applauds House Armed Services Committee's Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force Report

Arlington, Va. (July 23, 2021) The Professional Services Council (PSC) commends the House Armed Services Committee Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force on the release of its report on supply chain security and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). 

“PSC appreciates the House Armed Services Committee’s focus on conducting a thorough review of supply chain security and the DIB following the vulnerabilities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said David Broome, PSC Executive Vice President for Government Relations. “Proper supply chain risk management policies are critical to protecting our national security and economic interests from potential threats.”

To provide industry perspective on possible Congressional actions to improve both supply chain risk management practices and the DIB’s resiliency and supply chain security, PSC participated in a March 18 roundtable discussion hosted by the task force. The report reflects four key areas raised at this briefing. Specifically, the report highlights the need for the Department of Defense to: 

Develop and maintain a robust national security workforce
Improve government and industry communication
Prioritize obtaining and utilizing real time data
Address the supply chains through a whole of government strategy

“PSC is grateful for the opportunity to participate in this process, and we applaud the work and leadership of the Task Force Co-chairs, Representatives Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) and Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), and all Task Force members,” Broome continued. “We look forward to continuing to work with the Committee to ensure that any final recommendations in the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act can be implemented in the most efficient and effective manner.” 

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