Client: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy
Mission Area: Science & Technology
Manufacturing plays a critical role in the American economy, underpins U.S. innovation, and is essential to national security. Concerned about the health and performance of the U.S. manufacturing sector, the Obama Administration in 2011 launched the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), bringing together industry, universities, and the federal government to invest in emerging technologies to enhance American global competitiveness and create high-quality manufacturing jobs.
The AMP initiative led to a series of emerging national activities to which ANSER, an operating unit of Analytic Services, is providing significant support. ANSER’s key contributions to these White House initiatives come largely through its support to the defense manufacturing enterprise. Over the past five years, a growing team of ANSER analysts has addressed this enterprise as a complex system, identified points of high leverage, and significantly impacted the Defense Department’s formulation of strategies and governance structures.
When the White House charged the interagency community to architect and help lead a national resurgence in advanced manufacturing, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) and his ANSER team responded. Here are some of the recent, prominent DoD contributions actively supported by ANSER:
ANSER has established itself as a strategic thought leader in advanced manufacturing within the DoD and increasingly on a broader, national stage in support of a key Administration priority. ANSER experts are applying systems thinking and active, engaged support to help national decision-makers address these complex challenges affecting America’s security and its economic prosperity.