Tag: national security

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Yet Another Report Finds that the U.S. Defense Industrial Base is in Real Bad Shape

January 10, 2024

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

At the start of the Korean War, the United States found itself low on the supplies it needed to help South Korea beat back an invasion by North Korea. But this was 1950 — and the heavily industrialized United States […]


CHIPS Incentives Program: Security Guardrails Finalized

September 25, 2023

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

A final rule implementing the national security guardrails of the CHIPS and Science Act has been released by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). The CHIPS and Science Act provides $50 billion for programs to strengthen and revitalize semiconductor research, […]


China’s Shipbuilding Capacity is 232 Times Greater Than That of the United States

September 18, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

America’s remaining shipyards are floundering. China’s shipbuilding advantage puts them leagues ahead of the United States in a potential conflict. A leaked slide U.S. Navy briefing slide reveals that China’s shipbuilding capacity is 232 times greater than the United States. […]

Logistics, Process, Regulations

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Stop the Offshoring of Manufacturing Critical to National Security

May 12, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain shortages that followed exposed just how vulnerable the offshoring of critical manufacturing had left the United States. One of the most frustrating things about those crises was that United States itself was to blame, […]


Huawei Export Licenses Could be Revoked by U.S.

February 28, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The Biden administration is considering revoking export licenses issued to U.S. suppliers for sales to Chinese telecom company Huawei Technologies Co., according to people familiar with the matter, part of a broader tightening of technology trade over national security concerns. […]

Process, Quality Control

Remember the CRRC Boston Rail Car Project? It’s Shaping Up to be Quite the Boondoggle

January 5, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is accusing the Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) it hired nearly nine years ago to build new rail cars for its public transportation system of abandoning “its core responsibility and commitment to lead, monitor, mentor, […]


U.K. Orders Chinese-Owned Company to Unwind Chip-Factory Deal

November 17, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The U.K. government said a Chinese-owned company must unwind its acquisition of a British computer-chip factory more than a year after the takeover was completed because the deal posed a risk to national security. In a decision published late Wednesday, […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Make Sure Technology Invented in the USA is Made in the USA

September 29, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

You may remember the sad saga of the vanadium redox flow battery. Described by NPR as “the size of the refrigerator,” this battery has the ability “to change the world” because they can charge and discharge energy for 30 years […]


Should the U.S. Government Subsidize Domestic Chip Production? Two Advocates Square Off.

February 27, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The U.S. share of global semiconductor-manufacturing capacity has declined sharply over the past three decades, fueling concerns about American reliance on imports for chips that are crucial to the economy and national security. In an effort to reverse that decline, […]

Logistics, Process, Regulations

Biden Administration Unveils Plans to Shore-Up Supply Chains

June 8, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

The White House on Tuesday unveiled a report with new initiatives to shore up supply chains for critical resources like semiconductors, batteries, rare earth minerals and pharmaceuticals. This all-of-government approach could bear positive economic implications, create new American jobs, and […]


Sen. Baldwin Aims to Strengthen Buy America Requirements for Ships

October 21, 2020

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced legislation earlier this week to expand Buy America preferences for the federal government’s purchases of ships, a step toward rebuilding the country’s once mighty – and now nearly nonexistent – shipbuilding capabilities. The Made in […]


Senate Democrats call for Trump administration to unveil details of TSMC plant deal

May 20, 2020

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to answer “serious questions” about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd’s plans to build a U.S.-based $12 billion plant, flagging national security concerns and potentially undisclosed subsidies. TSMC, the world’s […]

Process, R & D

U.S. urged to invest more in AI as China gains ground: report

November 4, 2019

Via: Reuters

U.S. government funding in artificial intelligence has fallen short and the country needs to invest in research, train an AI-ready workforce and apply the technology to national security missions, an independent government-commissioned panel said in an interim report on Monday. […]

Logistics, Process

Huawei first-half revenue up about 30% despite U.S. ban: Bloomberg

July 23, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s revenue grew roughly 30% in the first half after select teams secured critical supplies to keep production going despite U.S. technology export restrictions, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The […]


UK’s Lidington: Huawei leak inquiry needed to ensure government integrity

May 2, 2019

Via: Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government’s inquiry into the disclosure of secret information relating to Chinese telecoms company Huawei was needed to ensure the integrity of national security discussions, cabinet office minister David Lidington said on Thursday. Prime Minister Theresa […]