America’s Depleted Industrial Base Is a National Security Crisis
President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address is most famous for its warning against the “unwarranted influence” of the military-industrial complex. But Eisenhower also stressed the defense industry’s importance to the country’s security: After all, it helped the U.S. maintain superiority over its rivals, forestall great-power conflict and win the Cold War.
Six decades on, America’s military remains the most advanced in the world — but the industrial base supporting it has deteriorated. Industry consolidation, domestic manufacturing decline and dysfunctional federal budgeting have combined to reduce competition throughout the defense supply chain, eroding military readiness and potentially jeopardizing national security.
Workforce Development — Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Purdue MEP has developed several Skills for Success programs to address the manufacturing skills gap in the areas of manufacturing, quality, and leadership. Our successful programs are helping thousands of people in the state of Indiana with the skills they need to be successful in the manufacturing sector and beyond.
History of the CHIPS and Science Act
The bipartisan $280B Chips and Science Act in essence merged the Endless Frontiers Act and the Chips for America Act -- a vital element of our mission to drive economic growth, maximize national security and combat China’s techno-economic aggression.