J. A. Green & Co. President Jeffery A. Green Urges Lawmakers to Favor Domestic Producers to Enhance Supply Chain Security
Washington D.C. -- J. A. Green & Company (“J. A. Green & Co.” or the “Company”) President Jeff Green published an opinion editorial (“op-ed”) in Defense News on the need to favor domestic producers over allies to enhance U.S. supply chain security.
Titled “Defense supply chains should support allies, but favor domestic producers,” the op-ed argues for a simple approach that lawmakers should consider amid the House Armed Services Committee’s impending markup of the National Defense Authorization Act on Wednesday, September 1st: “buy American when you can, buy from trusted allies when you must.”
While encouraging trade relations with allied nations for key defense technologies, Mr. Green urges lawmakers to incentivize domestic production. This maintains the benefits of international partnerships and strengthens the defense industrial base.
Mr. Green says the approach would require a “balance between domestic sourcing and the need to collaborate with allies as a supplement to our domestic production capabilities.” It would also require the understanding that “many of our allies have specialized capabilities that should be embraced in some cases, but that creating foreign competition for its own sake is not strategically sound.”
Current and future regulations suggest that such a tiered preference system is entirely feasible, says Mr. Green. “While working with trusted allies and partners to create global coalitions to secure our respective industrial bases makes good sense, policymakers should take care not to misinterpret it as a call to shift one foreign reliance for another.”
The complete op-ed may be found on the Defense News website using the link below:
About J. A. Green & Co.
J. A. Green & Co. Is a leading defense lobbying firm in Washington D.C. that has been recognized by Bloomberg and The Hill for exceptional service.
Founded by Mr. Green, the firm has been helping businesses navigate the complexities of government since 2007. Mr. Green is a retired Air Force Colonel and former counsel for the House Armed Services Committee.