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Joint Employment and the National Labor Relations Act

Joint Employment and the National Labor Relations...

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) recognizes the right of most private sector employees to engage in collective bargaining through their chosen representatives. By “encouraging the practice and procedure of…

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Additive Manufacturing in Contested Environments

Additive Manufacturing in Contested Environments

The availability of replacement parts for equipment remains a critical challenge for operations in contested defense settings. Traditional supply chains and logistics are unreliable and leave warfighters in adverse, if…

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Achieving Cyber Resilience for CMMC Level 3 Compliance

Achieving Cyber Resilience for CMMC Level 3...

Recent attacks on defense contractors have degraded the federal government’s supply chains. To better protect supply chains, the federal government is encouraging many agencies and contractors to achieve cyber resiliency.…

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Developing Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Initiatives in the Federal Government

Developing Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)...

Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) plays a crucial role in safeguarding the integrity and security of supply chains within the Federal government. With increasing reliance on technology, there is a…

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How AI-based Production Schedules Can Easily Adjust to Changes in Demand to Increase Throughput

How AI-based Production Schedules Can Easily...

Production planners have a central and critical role in the smooth operation of manufacturing operations. With so many competing priorities and demands on their times, they need the best possible…

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Automated Systems: The Complexity of the Supply and Logistics System of the U.S. Army and the Need for Automation

Automated Systems: The Complexity of the Supply...

It is important to look at how supply chains and the entire logistical operation of the U.S. Army can be updated to combat new logistical threats and better defend the…

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Through a Glass, Darkly: Mapping Emerging Technologies and Their Supply Chains

Through a Glass, Darkly: Mapping Emerging...

Identifying emerging technologies is critical to governments, the private sector, and researchers, but these groups lack a shared analytical approach when it comes to assessing the trajectories of new technologies.…

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Shared Intelligence for Resilient Supply Systems

Shared Intelligence for Resilient Supply Systems

Supply chains, integral to the global economy and daily life, face escalating challenges from natural disasters, labour shortages, inflation and geopolitical tensions. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed their fragility and the…

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Revolutionizing Readiness: The Value of Hybrid Manufacturing in Remote Operations

Revolutionizing Readiness: The Value of Hybrid...

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing have been known in the market for several years. The US Military and DoD have worked to adopt this method of on-demand manufacturing faster than…

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Why Can’t We be Friends? Friendshoring the REE Supply Chain

Why Can’t We be Friends? Friendshoring the REE...

'Friendshoring’ is a more frequently employed practice in trade policy to ensure a reliable supply of key materials. Recent U.S. investments suggest a pivot toward more secure rare earth element…

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The Global Sustainable Aquaculture Roadmap: Pathways for Systemic Change

The Global Sustainable Aquaculture Roadmap:...

Demand for blue foods is growing, and much of that demand will be met through aquaculture production. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), aquaculture…

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International Trade and Finance: Overview and Issues for the 118th Congress

International Trade and Finance: Overview and...

This compilation of CRS In Focus products provides a broad overview of select topics in international trade and finance, including issues such as international institutions, government procurement, intellectual property rights,…

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Supply Chain Resilience – Agencies Are Taking Steps to Expand Diplomatic Engagement and Coordinate with International Partners

Supply Chain Resilience – Agencies Are Taking...

Based on reviews of Executive Order (E.O.) 14017, “America’s Supply Chains,” it is recommended that the Departments of Commerce and State engage allies and partners on supply chain resilience and…

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Time for Resilient Critical Material Supply Chain Policies

Time for Resilient Critical Material Supply Chain...

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and Russian invasion of Ukraine highlight the vulnerabilities of supply chains that lack diversity and are dependent on foreign inputs. This report presents a…

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The American Innovation and Choice Online Act

The American Innovation and Choice Online Act

In 2020, a House subcommittee concluded a 16-month investigation into the market power of four of the largest platform operators: Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple. The inquiry resulted in a…

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