Keith Webster Keith Webster
President, Defense and Aerospace Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
President, Federal Acquisition Council, Cyber, Space and National Security Policy Division, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce


May 06, 2020


May 6th OSD ACOVID Conference Call Notes: The U.S. is supporting countries in need and will provide PPE and ventilators to various countries in Africa and Latin America. The U.S. is carefully balancing U.S. domestic needs while assisting others globally. OSD continues to encourage U.S. industry to keep producing ventilators and PPE SecDef letter to essential workforce was released last night. OSD needs to understand industry PPE needs regarding effort to fully reopen. DCMA: DIB closures seem to have turned the corner tracking 180 reopened versus 62 closed, which is a 50% reduction in closures over the past two weeks. Things are improving internationally as well for the supply base. DPC: Still tracking the published plan regarding reimbursing industry in accordance with Sec 3610. Tracking to publish draft guidance by end of next week for industry reviewâall in accordance with the DPC memo distributed yesterday. DLA: Closed companies down to 371 from 437 a week ago>

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Keith Webster

Keith Webster

Keith Webster, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Defense and Aerospace Council, guides the focus of the council to strengthen the U.S. defense and aerospace industries by influencing domestic and international policy on behalf of its members.

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