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*** President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday designed to shore up the security and resiliency of U.S. supply chains. The order looks to augment U.S. manufacturing capacity across a range of sectors, from silicon chips to medical supplies like the personal protective equipment (masks, gowns) that have been in short supply were in short supply at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The order includes mandatory multi-agency reports on supply chains including the development of software and associated technological services.

*** Another executive order from Biden revoked a Jan. 29, 2020 memo from former President Donald Trump that authorized the defense secretary curtail collective bargaining among civilian Defense Department workers. The policy was never put in place by DOD. The order revoked a number of other Trump executive actions.

Posted on Feb 25, 2021 at 2:39 AM


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