Joseph “Joe” Sopcisak is the Technical Integration Officer for Manufacturing Capability Expansion and Investment Prioritization (MCEIP) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD) for Industrial Base Policy (IBP) where he serves as a senior advisor, materials science subject matter expert, technical liaison and research analyst on Industrial Base sectors, supply chains, and key supplier matters. MCEIP prioritizes and invests in industrial development and production critical for protecting national security and is comprised of the DPA Title I, DPA Title III, and IBAS (ICAM) portfolios. Joe has a broad background in materials research including materials characterization, physical metallurgy, additive manufacturing, alloy design, and materials for extreme environments such as hypersonics. He is experienced in ceramics, metals, composites, refractories, bulk metallic glasses, laser-metal interactions, corrosion, and phase transformations. Joe holds a B.S. in materials science from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. in materials science from the University of Virginia.