To ensure national security is maintained and the defense supply chain remains robust, so that it is able to quickly absorb sudden high demands from Department of Defense agencies.


  • To provide stability and stimulate growth, job creation, re-training, and job retention in the defense supply chain, thus keeping both defense companies and communities strong.
  • To help maintain an individual firm’s manufacturing capability and capacity, through customized planning and co-funded core-strengthening and diversification projects leading to survival, stabilization, and potential growth.
  • To leverage University-based technology and intellectual property by identifying technology transfer and commercialization opportunities in defense contractors that are part of the Department of Defense supply chain, also enhancing critical defense applications.