The rapidly spreading impact of the COVID-19 crisis threatens to derail U.S. military modernization and implementation of the National Defense Strategy (NDS). Right now, the stakes are particularly dire for the fate of small businesses, epitomizing how the crisis exposes critical vulnerabilities in the National Security Innovation Base (NSIB).

This document takes a look at example impacts on supply chain operability, next generation capabilities, and capability development as small businesses deal with repercussions beyond short-term disruptions.

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