President Biden today will sign an executive order to create more resilient and secure supply chains for critical and essential goods, the White House announced, calling last year’s shortages of personal protective equipment for front-line health care workers “unacceptable.”

The order calls for a one-year federal review of U.S. supply chains in six key sectors, including public health and biological preparedness; and an immediate 100-day review to address vulnerabilities in the supply chains for active pharmaceutical ingredients, essential minerals, semiconductors and large capacity batteries.

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