U.S. Food Supply Chain Security: A Network Analysis

July 2021
Topics: Emergency Preparedness and Response, Policy, Government Agency Operations, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Complex Systems Engineering
Bradford C. Brown, The MITRE Corporation
Paul R. Garvey, The MITRE Corporation
Megan C. Smith, The MITRE Corporation
Eric T. Harley, The MITRE Corporation
Monica-Ann Mendoza, The MITRE Corporation
Jeff Harrold, The MITRE Corporation
Three women shopping in a grocery store.
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Food security, food safety, and the ability to deliver across the U.S. food supply chain is a national security priority that impacts every facet of American life. A prolonged disruption in the food supply chain will anger citizens, frustrate businesses, and erode trust in the U.S. government.

MITRE has been conducting a network analysis of the structure of the U.S. food supply chain. We view this as an opportunity to inform policymakers and industry as they seek to assess and reinforce the U.S. food supply chain in the wake of the global pandemic.

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