Article: Buy More American

The Biden administration announced it will increase requirements for federally procured goods to be sourced domestically, a step officials said will boost U.S. manufacturing and supply chains.

The administration will unveil an update saying that 60 percent of federally procured content must be made in the United States, up from 55 percent under the Buy American Act. 

Joint Advanced Planning Brief for Industry hosted by DLA Troop Support (Nov 16-17, New Jersey)

The North Carolina Military Business Center encourages all textile and tactical equipment-related businesses in North Carolina to attend the free Joint Advanced Planning Brief for Industry. 

The North Carolina Military Business Center will have several representatives in attendance at JAPBI – connect with the NCMBC and other textile-related representatives. 

Article: Federal Energy Management Program: Camp Lejeune Leverages NREL Tiger Team Partnership to Evaluate Electrical Infrastructure Capacity for EV Charging Stations.

The Camp Lejeune sustainability and fleet operations teams partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Tiger Team to plan for the deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) and the installation of EV charging stations. This partnership included completing electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) site assessments for fleet vehicles stationed at 14 different parking lots at Camp Lejeune in March 2022, including eight operated by the Marine Corps Base (MCB) Lejeune, four by the U.S.

Media Advisory: Department of Defense Releases Report on Defense Spending by State in Fiscal Year 2021

Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation released its “Fiscal Year 2021 Defense Spending by State” report to help states and local communities better understand the components of defense spending for procurement and personnel in their states.

Article: New uniforms coming for Sailors as Navy looks to leave flammable clothing issue behind

The Navy has ditched its iconic and beloved coveralls for sailors aboard ships for a new, two-piece uniform that was finally approved on Monday after years of trials and a decade after a previous version of the uniform was found to be dangerously flammable.

SBA North Carolina District Office Seeks Nominations for National Small Business Week 2023

Do you or someone you know have what it takes to become America’s “Small Business Person of the Year” for 2023? If so, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) wants to hear from you!

The SBA is pleased to announce it is accepting nominations for the 2023 SBA Small Business Person of the Year and other National Small Business Week Awards.