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March 20, 2020

DOD Memo: Defense Industrial Base Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment signed a memo to apply the DHS guidance to states related to Critical Infrastructure, pointing to the fact that the Defense Industrial Base is considered critical infrastructure.

The memo also spells out that this should include personal from companies performing under a DoD contract. In the underlying memo distributed by DHS, construction is considered critical infrastructure.

It’s important to note that the DHS memo is guidance to state and localities, but does not supersede their authority, as many firms are experiencing. 

Click here to read the memo.

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March 20, 2020



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