Congressional Briefing with agenda

The Role of Supply Chains In National Security

November 4, 2021 | 11:30 am EST | Virtual webinar

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U.S. production has long prioritized efficiency more than resiliency with a focus on long, lean supply chains over security, sustainability and agility. This has resulted in heavy reliance on foreign sourcing creating a pared-down U.S. manufacturing base that is unable to scale up and fulfill our needs in times of crisis. The early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic revealed this gap.

To ensure long-term sustainability, the United States must reconfigure its supply chain infrastructure with a focus on agility and resilience. Efficiency at the expense of resiliency cannot be the sole criterion around which supply chains are designed.

Moving forward, this reconfiguration needs to sit at the nexus of policy, economic development, education and technology. But this is not a reset that can take place overnight. Join us for a virtual webinar to learn more about the SecureAmerica Institute, and how it is pioneering the establishment of secure, robust supply chains that are improving U.S. situational awareness, responsiveness and preparedness.

Industry Panel

Adele Ratcliff

Rob Gorham

Executive Director, SecureAmerica Institute, Manufacturing Initiatives
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station

Stefanie Tompkins

Tim Shinbara

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
The Association for Manufacturing Technology
Former ASME Federal Fellow

Stefanie Tompkins

Kristie West

Senior Executive Director
GE Edison Works, Programs and Operations

Stefanie Tompkins

Scott Baum

Vice President
Elbit America, Strategy and Growth

Agenda

11:30 am – 11:33 am

Welcome and Introduction 

To Be Announced – The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

11:33 – 11:43 am

Statement from Member of Congress

To Be Announced

11:43 – 11:46 am

Industry Panel and SecureAmerica Institute Introductions

Rob Gorham, Executive Director – The SecureAmerica Institute

11:46 am – 11:53 am

Industry Panelist: Tim Shinbara

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
The Association for Manufacturing Technology
Former ASME Federal Fellow

11:53 am – noon

Industry Panelist: Kristie West

Senior Executive Director
GE Edison Works, Programs and Operations

noon – 12:07 pm

Industry Panelist: Scott Baum

Vice President
Elbit America, Strategy and Growth

12:07 pm – 12:30 pm

Q&A Session