|Semiconductor Supply Chain: Policy Considerations from Selected Experts for Reducing Risks and Mitigating Shortages|
Experts interviewed by GAO shared their views on policy options in several areas that could reduce semiconductor supply chain risks (see figure). Across these areas, workforce development was the one area where all 17 experts GAO interviewed agreed on the need to take action. At the same time, the experts generally emphasized the value of implementing policies in each of these areas and said that no single policy option would be sufficient. Instead, the experts recommended implementing a variety of policy options, such as addressing immigration reform and improving supply chain monitoring.