Industrial Base Challenges Pose Risks for National Security

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The National Security Innovation and Industrial Base (NSIB) is the bedrock upon which American military strength is built, drawing its strength from the economic power of the U.S. economy. In recent years, however, a strange and disturbing trend has emerged. The NSIB is becoming detached from the greater U.S. economic base as private industry increasingly opts not to work with the federal government in general, and the Defense Department in particular.

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