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Keith Webster

Biographic information

The mission of the office of Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) is to ensure robust, secure, resilient, and innovative industrial capabilities upon which the Department of Defense (DoD) can rely to fulfill Warfighter requirements.

MIBP supports the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Service Acquisition Executives by providing detailed analyses and in-depth understanding of the increasingly global, commercial, and financially complex industrial supply chain essential to our national defense, and recommending or taking appropriate actions to maintain the health, integrity and technical superiority of that supply chain. MIBP is DoD’s lead in all matters relating to mergers, acquisitions, and dissolutions of national security-related business.

MIBP addresses innovation within supply chain sectors and supports responsible investment to advance industrial productivity through a variety of authorities and programs, including the Defense Production Act and Manufacturing Technology (ManTech). The challenges of critical and fragile elements of the base are also analyzed to identify systemic and fundamental issues that can be resolved through engagement across the public and private sectors.

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