DoD, Trade Groups Discuss COVID-19 Updates Through Daily Calls

The Department of Defense and industry organizations on Tuesday started conducting daily calls to discuss the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the defense industrial base, National Defense reported Wednesday.

Lt. Col. Mike Andrews, a spokesman for DoD, said in a statement that Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has invited the Professional Services Council, Aerospace Industries Association, National Defense Industrial Association, Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers and other trade groups to take part in daily phone calls to discuss updates on COVID-19 in an effort to ensure the resilience and security of the defense industrial base in support of the National Defense Strategy.

“This daily call is an excellent platform for ongoing communication between the Defense Department and the organizations that support a responsive and ready industrial base,” Hawk Carlisle, a retired Air Force general and president and CEO of NDIA.

Representatives from the Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Contracting Management Agency and Defense Pricing and Contracting took part in the first call chaired by Jennifer Santos, deputy assistant secretary for industrial policy at DoD.

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