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"Preparing for 21st Century Risks: Revitalizing American Manufacturing to Protect, Respond and Recover"

September 18, 2012View for printing

The United States is at risk of being dangerously unprepared for serious emergencies because of the offshoring of critical manufacturing sectors and a reliance on foreign suppliers for products needed in the wake of catastrophic events. According to a groundbreaking report released today by the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), the U.S. must revitalize its manufacturing capacity to reduce such vulnerability.

The report was co-authored by Gov. Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Col. Robert B. Stephan (USAF Retired), a former Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security for Infrastructure Protection.

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