July 2024


Emerging Issues: Defense Production Act Title III – Unique Opportunities for Unique Companies

January 1, 1970  
Start Date

Welcome to WPI’s Emerging Issues Series!

Over the last several years, cybersecurity has been front and center and garnered most of DoD’s contractor’s time and energy as it should. Cybersecurity is a major issue that needs to be addressed but it is not the only issue. There are existing and evolving issues that DoD contractors need to know about and in many cases require affirmative actions related to compliance.

This series, WPI’s Emerging Issues Series, is intended as an information tool and resource for contract managers and those with a compliance function. The topics selected for the initial group of Webinars are just some of the important topics. Some have not held the spotlight like others but nevertheless they are important. Others, such as Innovation and AI have recently emerged and have shown that they are not just a passing curiosity but truly topics of importance that will continue to impact DoD policy and provide procurement opportunities. These topics included in our first group, are current topics that need attention and need to be addressed. We expect that over time other issues – topics will emerge and come to the forefront. As these topics are identified we will add them to this series.

The DPA Title III program targets investments that create, maintain, protect, expand, or restore domestic industrial base capabilities that are critical to the Department and the American Warfighter. The DPA Title III has three broad focus areas which include sustain critical production, Commercialize Research & Development Investments and Scale Emerging Technologies. These needs are large, involved, complex and require the right company with the right resources and capabilities to undertake these challenges. While a general thought might be that big problems require big companies to solve them, that is not always the case. All companies should be aware of these national needs, the program and take the required steps to offer their solution when appropriate. This webinar will provide an overview of this critical program, how it works, current national needs and where to find additional information. 

Speaker: Marc Violante, Director, Federal Market Strategies, Wisconsin Procurement Institute

This webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit.

For the list of Emerging Issues webinar, please click here.