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Managing Materials for a Twenty-First Century Military
Recommendation 3: The federal government should improve and secure thesystems for gathering data and information—both at home and abroad—onthe availability of materials for defense needs. It must be able to obtainaccurate data on
The geographic locations of secure supplies of critical materials and ofalternative supplies;
The potential for market and geopolitical disruptions as well as logisticaland transportation upsets and the risks posed by them; and
The use of materials in defense applications, in the nondefense industrial sectors of the United States, and in the rest of the world’s largecommodity-consuming nations.