The following content is from the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation.
Today, the Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation released its Fiscal Year 2022 Defense Spending by State report to help states and communities better understand the components of defense spending on procurement and personnel.
The report’s graphs, maps, and tables present a range of findings, such as total spending figures, categories of contracted goods and services, major defense vendors, numbers and types of defense personnel, and, for the first time, grants awarded by the Department of Defense. This snapshot provides public and private installations leaders with a starting place to assess how defense investments across and the private sector can be optimized by supporting regional innovation, industrial capability and capacity, supply chain resilience, and cultivating a skilled workforce.
“Our industrial base is one of our greatest enduring advantages, and this report enables our state, local, and industry partners to visualize the full scope of our investments as we focus on fostering a resilient and robust defense ecosystem,” said Dr. Radha Plumb, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. “As we work to deliver the technologies and services our warfighters need at speed and scale, the report highlights how the Department is expanding our relationships with industries not traditionally associated with defense and serves as a tool for state and local partners to identify new partnership opportunities.”
According to Patrick O’Brien, the Director of the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, “the contract and personnel data in this report presents governors, local officials, and other leaders with topline information to help them better understand the key role businesses and industries play supporting our nation’s defense. States and localities should use this data to identify opportunities to build and strengthen key supply chains, further develop workforce skills, and enhance and improve our military installations and defense industrial base to make them more resilient and competitive.”
The report can be downloaded here: https://oldcc.gov/dsbs-fy2022.
You can view the DoD press release here: https://oldcc.gov/dod-releases-report-defense-spending-state-fiscal-year-2022