WASHINGTON ― U.S. President Joe Biden plans to appoint Laura Taylor-Kale, an Obama administration commerce official, because the Pentagon’s industrial coverage chief, the White Home introduced Friday.
Taylor-Kale, if confirmed by the Senate as assistant secretary of protection for industrial base coverage, would step into the position because the trade is going through provide chain and workforce challenges within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
She has been an innovation, workforce and industrial coverage scholar on the Council on International Relations since 2017. Taylor-Kale beforehand served as deputy assistant secretary of commerce for manufacturing and as senior adviser for coverage and operations on the U.S. Improvement Finance Company.
The Pentagon’s industrial coverage workplace was reorganized final month to enhance oversight of the protection industrial base, Protection One was first to report. The Pentagon added one new deputy assistant secretary for industrial base resilience and one other to give attention to industrial base improvement and worldwide engagement.
Deborah Rosenblum, assistant protection secretary for nuclear, chemical and organic protection applications, has been performing the duties of assistant secretary of protection for industrial base coverage.
Joe Gould is senior Pentagon reporter for Protection Information, masking the intersection of nationwide safety coverage, politics and the protection trade.