The Defense Department is increasingly turning its attention to safeguarding critical nodes in its supplier base. In addition to mitigating the economic disruptions caused by COVID-19, the Department aims to limit opportunities for rival nations to compromise the development and provision of essential supplies.

Govini performed this analysis by examining the supply chains of over 1,000 Tier 1 Defense Department vendors across nearly 100 industries. This sample focuses on large, public corporations headquartered in the United States and provides an estimate of the general distribution of U.S. and foreign suppliers within the Department’s supplier base.

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