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Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States: Action Needed to Address Evolving National Security Concerns Facing the Department of Defense

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy Following the completion of its emerging technology study, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for MIBP should assess what additional authorities may be necessary to address risks related to foreign investment in critical and emerging technologies, and seek legislative action to address risks posed by these investments as appropriate. (Recommendation 3)
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DOD agreed with this recommendation and stated in July 2019 that it believes the passage of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA) should provide the department with the necessary authorities to address concerns related to foreign investment in emerging technologies. In July 2022, officials from the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy stated that some of the regulations implementing FIRRMA requirements related to emerging technology are still being finalized by the Department of Commerce. Following the completion of those

Defense Industrial Base: Integrating Existing Supplier Data and Addressing Workforce Challenges Could Improve Risk Analysis

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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy As MIBP moves forward with its plans to improve data collection and analysis, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy should determine a solution to make better use of existing lower-tier supplier information from program offices. (Recommendation 1)
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The Department of Defense (DOD) partially concurred with this recommendation, noting that it planned to take steps to identify and incorporate available supplier data from across the Department in its defense industrial base data system, DIBNow. However, in September 2020, DOD decided not to renew its contract for DIBNow. According to a DOD official, DOD found that DIBNow could not contain the requisite proprietary supply chain data needed for defense industrial base analyses, which was a potential limitation we had identified in our 2018 report. Instead, DOD now plans to incorporate some of

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