The U.S. Partnership for Assured Electronics (USPAE) is entering a new phase of rapid growth to better connect the electronics industry with government needs and opportunities. Effective immediately, membership dues are reduced to $1,000 for all organizations, and the process to join is streamlined.
USPAE membership entitles qualified companies to participate in the Defense Electronics Consortium (DEC), which is a Department of Defense contract vehicle targeted at non-traditional defense suppliers. The first DEC project is a $42 million effort that involves academia and large defense prime contractors along with small- and medium-sized companies.
“We anticipate a multi-project solicitation will be available to DEC members in the next few months,” said Chris Peters, USPAE Executive Director. “The business changes we’re making will help us be better positioned for that and other opportunities.”
Launched in 2020, USPAE is a DC-based nonprofit industry association dedicated to ensuring the U.S. government has access to resilient and trusted electronics supply chains. Membership is open to companies, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations based in the United States or its allies. Members from across the electronics supply chain participate in a variety of programs, such as conferences, networking events, and funded projects.