Industrial Base Assessments

The Office of Technology Evaluation (OTE) utilizes its unique designated authority to conduct surveys and assessments of defense-related technologies, and to monitor economic and trade issues vital to the U.S. industrial base as specified in congressional mandates and executive orders. OTE’s capabilities are leveraged through partnerships with a wide range of defense and civilian federal agencies, industry associations, state and local governments, and universities.

OTE conducts primary research and analysis of critical technologies and industrial capabilities of key defense-related sectors. The office uses industry-specific surveys to obtain essential employment, financial, production, research and development, export control, and other data – information unavailable from any other source.

The final reports provide findings and recommendations for government policymakers and industry leaders. The studies are conducted in cooperation with experts from the private sector and other government agencies.

The goal is to enable the private sector and government agencies to monitor trends, benchmark industry performance, and raise awareness of diminishing manufacturing capabilities. Customers for these reports include the Armed Services, Congress, and industry associations.

Ongoing Studies:

Strategic and Critical Materials Supply Chain Assessment – Summer 2014

Cost-Metric Assessment of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (Update) – Summer 2014

U.S. Space Industry Deep Dive - Multiple Reports 2014

Defense Industrial Base Assessment of the U.S. Underwater Acoustics Transducer Industry - Spring 2014

Completed Industrial Base Assessments:

icon U.S. Space Industry Deep Dive Assessment: Employment in the Space Industrial Base - September 2014

icon U.S. Space Industry Deep Dive Assessment: Impact of U.S. Export Controls on the Space Industrial Base - February 2014

icon Industrial Base Assessment of Consumers of U.S. Electro-Optical (EO) Satellite Imagery – August 2013

icon National Security Assessment of the Cartridge and Propellant Actuated Device Industry: Fourth Review - 2013

icon Defense Industrial Base Assessment: Telecommunications Industry Infrastructure - 2012 

icon National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Industrial Base – Post-Space Shuttle – 2012

icon Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assessment: Impact of Foreign Sourcing on Health-Related Infrastructure – 2011

icon Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Cost Metric Assessment – 2010

icon Defense Industrial Base Assessment of Counterfeit Electronics – 2010

icon U.S. Integrated Circuit Design and Fabrication Capability – 2009

icon Defense Industrial Base Assessment of the U.S. Space Industry – 2007

icon U.S. Imaging and Sensors Industry – 2006

icon Cartridge and Propellant Actuated Devices – 2006

icon Air Force C-17 Program – 2006

icon Munitions Power Sources (Batteries) – 2005

icon Industry Attitudes on R&D with the Department of Defense – 2004

icon Aerial Delivery (Parachutes) – 2004

icon Theater Support Vessel Procurement – 2004

icon U.S. Textile and Apparel Industries – 2003

icon A Survey of the Use of Biotechnology in U.S. Industry – 2003

icon Technology Assessment: US Assistive Technology Industry – 2003

icon Heavy Manufacturing Industries: Economic Impact and Productivity of Welding – Navy – 2002

icon The Effect of Imports of Iron Ore and Semi-Finished Steel on the National Security – 2001

icon National Security Assessment of the U.S. High-Performance Explosives & Components Sector – 2001

icon National Security Assessment of the U.S. Shipbuilding and Repair Industry – 2001

icon Statistical Handbook of the Ball and Roller Bearing Industry (Update) – 2001

icon National Security Assessment of the Cartridge and Propellant Actuated Device Industry – 2000

icon The Effect on the National Security of Imports of Crude Oil and Refined Petroleum Products – 1999

icon U.S. Commercial Technology Transfers to The People’s Republic of China – 1999

icon Critical Technology Assessment: Optoelectronics – 1998

icon National Security Assessment of the Emergency Aircraft Ejection Seat Sector – 1997

Critical Technology Assessment of the U.S. Semiconductor Materials Industry – 1997

icon National Security Assessment of the Cartridge and Propellant Actuated Device Industry – 1995

icon A Study of the International Market for Computer Software with Encryption – NSA – 1995

icon The Effect of Imports of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products on the National Security – 1994

icon Critical Technology Assessment of U.S. Artificial Intelligence – 1994

icon Critical Technology Assessment of U.S. Superconductivity – 1994

icon Critical Technology Assessment of U.S. Optoelectronics – 1994

icon Critical Technology Assessment of U.S. Advanced Ceramics – 1993

icon Critical Technology Assessment of U.S. Advanced Composites – 1993

icon The Effect of Imports of Ceramic Semiconductor Packages on the National Security – 1993

icon National Security Assessment of the U.S. Beryllium Industry – 1993

icon National Security Assessment of the Antifriction Bearings Industry – 1993

icon National Security Assessment of the U.S. Forging Industry – 1992

icon Natl. Sec. Assessment of the Domestic and Foreign Subcontractor Base 3 US Navy Systems – 1992

icon The Effect of Imports of Gears and Gearing Products on the National Security – 1992

icon National Security Assessment of the U.S. Robotics Industry – 1991

icon Natl. Security Assessment of the U.S. Semiconductor Wafer Processing Equipment Industry – 1991

icon National Security Assessment of the U.S. Gear Industry – 1991

icon The Effect of Imports of Uranium on the National Security – 1989

icon The Effect of Imports of Crude Oil and Refined Petroleum on National Security – 1989

icon The Effect of Imports of Plastic Injection Molding Machines on National Security – 1989

icon The Effect of Imports of Anti-Friction Bearings on the National Security – 1988

icon Investment Castings: A Natl. Security Assessment – 1987

icon Joint Logistics Commanders/DOC Precision Optics Study – 1987

icon An Economic Assessment of the U.S. Industrial Fastener Industry – 1987

icon Joint Logistics Commanders/DOC Bearing Study – 1986