The U.S. Partnership for Assured Electronics has received a $42 million award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to establish and manage the Defense Electronics Consortium (DEC) and to deliver its first project, the Lead-free Defense Initiative. The DEC provides direct links between the electronics industry and the DoD. Through funded projects and a variety of programs such as conferences, networking events, and white papers, the DEC is working to bolster the security and resiliency of the defense electronics supply chain.
WHO CAN JOIN
The DEC is open to all organizations in the electronics industry. A key benefit of the DEC is that it gives the DoD and other government agencies access to small- and medium-sized innovators that do not typically do business with the government.
- Small & medium-sized innovators
- Non-traditionals (companies that don’t typically participate in federal R&D)
- Non-profit/not-for-profit research institutions
- Traditional contractors