What are the potential risks to the U.S. energetic materials supply chain?
DSIAC staff conducted research on the energetic materials supply chain and provided links to a Government Accounting Office (GAO) Report that specifically looked at what the DoD and industry are doing to address the challenges and risks. Additionally, we provided information from DSIAC Journal articles on the U.S. rocket propulsion industrial base and other related topics. Information was also provided on the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD[AT&L]) and the Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force (JANNAF) Interagency Propulsion Committee, both of which are actively working issues related to the DoD’s critical energetics supply concerns and are responsible for producing JANNAF’s Programmatic and Industrial Base (PIC) Team’s Annual Report. Finally, information was provided on the Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Weapons Development and Integration Directorate Report that provided information on enabling energetic technologies related to rocket propellants.