DoD Releases FY17 Numbers, Revealing Major Concerns for Defense Contractors’ Internal Suppliers

On April 12, 2018, the Department of Defense released their annual report outlining the United States’ industrial capabilities for FY17. While the defense sector is financially outperforming the broader U.S. equity market, several underlying trends such as component obsolescence, loss of production capacity and a highly skilled workforce, and  fluctuating demand threaten the sector’s industrial manufacturing base, limiting innovation and U.S. competitiveness.

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