US, Singapore Sign Security of Supply Arrangement to Ensure Resilient Supply Chain
The United States is ensuring its allies are supplied with vital resources even when faced with unanticipated disruptions.
On Tuesday, the Department of Defense and Singapore’s Ministry of Defense entered into a bilateral, non-binding security of supply arrangement with William A. LaPlante, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, and Melvyn Ong, permanent secretary of defense development at the Singaporean MINDEF, present at the signing, the DOD said.
The deal provides the two nations with the resources needed to promote national defense, ensuring both nations have the needed goods and services vital to ensuring national security. Details of the SOSA were first discussed by the two officials during the 18th Annual Defense Cooperation Committee meeting in November, where leaders discussed opportunities to strengthen partnerships.
Singapore is the United States’ latest SOSA partner, which includes Australia, Canada and Japan.
The U.S. and Singapore have been partnering to address a variety of issues and develop new technologies. In September, DOD Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer Craig Martell held a meeting with his counterpart from Singapore to explore collaboration opportunities in responsible AI deployment in defense applications.
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