Studies, reports, references and papers of interest to the Defense manufacturing base and the NDIA Manufacturing Division.
Solid State Battery Paper
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries based on the emerging solid-state technology offer higher capacities and lighter weights than the standard lithium-ion technologies in use today. For the consumer this offers a significant increase in safety. For the military, it means less weight required to meet mission requirements. To avoid the mistakes of the past and to become a leader, rather than late adopter of this emerging technology, U.S. federal government needs to develop and implement, with adequate funding, a strategy by which this technology can become and be maintained as a domestic capability from its research and development phase through mass production
Implementing Cybersecurity in DoD Supply Chains
Cybersecurity is not simply a corporate concern; it is a supply chain issue. This report explores how the United States Department of Defense supply chain has responded to the recent DFARS requirement. The results show that supply chain cybersecurity is critical but that the weakest link is the small to medium sized firm found in the upstream supply chain. Important recommendations are provided
White Paper: Recovering the Domestic
Aerospace and Defense Industrial Base, April 2011
Amid today’s concerns about the health and viability of the U.S. defense industrial base, you may be surprised to learn that there are many capable U.S. manufacturers that simply choose not to work in the aerospace and defense industries. This was one of the findings in a survey by the NDIA’s Manufacturing Division.
NDIA’s Manufacturing Division prepared this document to inform government leaders of the challenges we face in recovering the aerospace and defense industrial base.
White paper: Cybersecurity for Advanced
Manufacturing, May 5, 2014
DoD and industry have focused much effort on protecting technical information in business and engineering information systems. Relatively less action has been taken to improve protection of technical data in factory floor networks and control systems, which are increasingly subject to cyber threats. Cybersecurity on the factory floor merits increased DoD and industry attention. NDIA’s Manufacturing Division and Cyber Division have jointly developed this White Paper to heighten awareness of the emerging threats, vulnerabilities and consequences in the Industrial Control Systems used in manufacturing.
OPNAV N4 Supply Chain Surety Workshop
May 25, 2017 - Tysons, VA