The term “National Security Industrial Base” (NSIB) appeared in the 2018 National Security Strategy. The NSIB is the “network of knowledge, capabilities, and people—including academia, National Laboratories, and the private sector—that turns ideas into innovations [and] transforms discoveries into successful commercial products.” This report outlines elements of the NSIB and how a commercially driven innovation differs from a defense-centric approach to technology. The U.S. innovation ecosystem is based on a mix of strong research universities, flexible financial systems, a competitive business focus, and risk-taking, entrepreneurial culture that is skilled at commercializing research. Other countries have similar strengths, but not at the same scale.
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.
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.