The challenge of supplying the U.S. military

November 20th, 2015

In enacting the Defense Production Act of 1950, Congress listed eight findings to support its “statement of policy.” The last one states that “the inability of industries in the United States, especially smaller subcontractors and suppliers, to provide vital parts and components and other materials that would impair the ability to sustain the Armed Forces […]

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MUST program connects suppliers and DOD

November 20th, 2015

In July, Industrial Fabrics Association International president Mary Hennessy announced an initiative to create a searchable database for the Department of Defense (DOD) to identify industrial fabrics companies and products under the Military Uniform System Technology (MUST) program funded by the Defense Logistics Agency. Maureen MacGillivray, a professor of apparel merchandising and design at Central […]

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