Defense Production Act,and how it could be used today, explained by the guy who oversaw the program at DOD

https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/488435-sending-in-the-cavalry-how-the-defense-production-act-can-assist

Pretty clear cut on how Mr. McGinn thinks Mr. Trump could utilize the DPA to assist in the battle against COVID-19.

His closing is a good one. “COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving threat to our nation’s economic and national security. The Defense Production Act is an important tool and exactly what we need as we seek to develop additional short- and medium-term responses to this unprecedented impact on our domestic industrial base. Depending on how the Trump administration utilizes the DPA, this could be a big step forward in combatting the pandemic.”

6 thoughts on “Defense Production Act,and how it could be used today, explained by the guy who oversaw the program at DOD

    1. RE: “If you’re going to change a missile production line to ventilators, better get started now.”

      What makes you say so?

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        1. RE: ” Engineers are fungible, eh?”

          Well, having known a few engineers who worked in missile production facilities, I’d be happy to use any ventilator they produced.

          I thought maybe you had something positive or useful to say. Guess I was wrong: You were just posting for cheap thrills.

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          1. Ask them how long it took to bring the line up to full rate. Like you, I have known Raytheon and Abbott engineers. Missile production is easier than medical equipment.

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