- February 9, 2024
Jerry McGinn's latest in NIDA's National Defense Magazine on competition in the defense industrial base presents and how to unlock new levels of competition for Defense.
- January 18, 2024
Our Namesake and the Vision Behind It. We are delighted to share our year in-review newsletter. As you will see, we were quite busy in 2023!
- January 17, 2024
Dr. Jerry McGinn, the director of the Baroni Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University, and Steve Grundman of the Atlantic Council and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University — who both lead the Pentagon’s industrial policy office — discuss the Biden administration’s first ever National Defense Industrial Strategy that was unveiled by last week with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
- January 16, 2024
Tom Temin Federal Drive Podcast with Jerry McGinn on the first-ever National Defense Industrial Strategy.
- January 3, 2024
In an Op-Ed written by Jerry McGinn for Breaking Defense, McGinn argues that the Pentagon can move more quickly if it heeds lessons from a previous life-or-death acquisition story.
- January 11, 2024
Common Defense Network (ComDef) Interview with Dr. Jerry McGinn on Industrial base issues and international participation. DPA, NTIB and AUKUS also covered.
- July 18, 2023
The need to strengthen supply chains is creating an opportunity for the revival of second sourcing, a method used until the 1990s to secure defense supply chains, write Olivia Letts and Jerry McGinn.
- December 12, 2023
What is the value of prototyping to the defense industrial base? In July of this year, we discussed the importance of prototyping for the Department of Defense to quickly and effectively innovate and field emerging technologies. This webinar will explore the importance of prototyping for the defense industrial base to include the different types of prototyping as well as various ways prototyping helps support the infrastructure and workforce.
- No. 19. How Not to Alienate Business Partners: A Framework for Addressing Factors Impacting Retention of Defense ContractorsNovember 2, 2023
Current government acquisition rules are depriving DoD from consistently getting the benefits of the best industry talent, the best commercial capabilities, and quicker transition and deployment of needed capabilities. If the regulatory burden and negative incentives are not addressed head on, no amount of outreach or training will bring businesses back into the defense marketplace—or keep them from leaving. . . . In this decisive decade, acquisition regulations and policy must be streamlined to deliver outcomes and informed by data gathered through continued analysis of the shrinking defense industrial base from multiple perspectives—and most importantly, through difficult conversations with industry partners.
- No. 18. Effective Competition and Market Concentration Trends in the Department of Defense Contractor BaseNovember 2, 2023
This study sought to identify important trends in DoD’s supplier base and its rates of effective competition and market concentration, and importantly compare these trends with the rest of the federal government and its contractor base.