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USPAE members enjoy greater access to government and commercial opportunities. Members also get access to insights on new technologies, government needs and policies that impact the industry and your business.

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Defense Electronics Consortium

USPAE was awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract to establish and manage the new Defense Electronics Consortium (DEC), which will work to bolster the security and resiliency of the defense electronics supply chain. The DEC provides a vehicle for DoD to work with trusted partners in industry and academia, including small- and medium-sized innovators that don’t typically do business with the DoD. Members of USPAE that meet the DEC requirements are entitled to become consortium members at no additional cost.

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Upcoming Events

Defense Manufacturing Conference

December 5 - December 9

DMC is the nation’s annual forum for enhancing and leveraging the efforts of engineers, managers, technology leaders, scientists, and policy makers across the defense manufacturing industrial base. Leaders and manufacturing subject matter experts from government, industry, and academia exchange information and perspectives on defense manufacturing policies, strategic direction, best practices, funding opportunities, and the latest manufacturing innovations that will benefit our warfighters.

Parts and Material Management Conference

February 6, 2023 - February 10, 2023

USPAE will attend the Parts and Material Management Conference, which brings together government, industry and academia to address various issues around Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortage along with parts management. USPAE members also will present an update on the Solder Performance and Reliability Assurance project, currently funded through the Defense Electronics Consortium.