Director of DoD Industrial Policy announced as keynote speaker for upcoming IPC conference

Brett B. Lambert, Director of Industrial Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, will be the keynote speaker at an upcoming IPC Conference for the North American EMS Industry: What it Takes to Supply the Military. Mr. Lambert serves as the principle advisor on all matters relating to the defense industrial base, including industrial capabilities and assessments; defense industry mergers, acquisitions and consolidation; preservation of essential industries and technologies; and other related matters.

The mission of Department of Defense (DoD) Industrial Policy Office is to sustain an environment that ensures the industrial base on which the DoD depends is reliable, cost-effective, and sufficient to meet DoD requirements. Specifically, Industrial Policy is responsible to ensure that DoD policies, procedures, and actions: (1) stimulate and support vigorous competition and innovation in the industrial base supporting defense; and (2) establish and sustain cost-effective industrial and technological capabilities that assure military readiness and superiority.

The IPC Conference for the North American EMS Industry: What It Takes to Supply the Military, will be held on September 15, 2010, at the Embassy Suites Washington D.C. – Convention Center. Designed for decision makers in the EMS industry as well as representatives from OEMs, PCB fabricators and suppliers, the conference will offer essential, up-to-date information from noted experts to help EMS companies understand what the military needs from them, the important steps they need to take to comply with government restrictions, and how to obtain proper certifications to become an in-demand supplier. Presentations will include insights from the military; strategies for controlling counterfeit parts; ways to best navigate the complexities of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) compliance; an overview of a military roadmap for the electronics assembly industry; and discussion about the IPC Intellectual Property Standard.

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