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United States manufacturing and innovation are essential to American economic and national security.  Maintaining U.S. influence and access to markets in a stable global environment contributes to our prosperity and standard of living.  It is the responsibility of the Department of Defense (DoD) to innovate and equip our forces with the best tools possible, made by Americans.  The DoD Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) enterprise attempts to utilize advanced manufacturing to secure a more lethal force, strengthen alliances and new partnerships, and reform the Department for greater performance and affordability. 

Administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology Office in the Office of the Under Secretary for Research and Engineering, this website provides the latest descriptions, news, and events related to the DoD ManTech enterprise.

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Make it Where You Need It - OSD Program Funds Technology to Enable Point-of-Need Manufacturing
By OSD Manufacturing Technology Program | May 12, 2023
The Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology Program (OSD ManTech) has announced the winners of the first-of-its-kind "Point of Need Challenge Pitch Event" for solutions to support forward-deployed forces in austere environments. Held March 8-9 at the ARM Institute in Pittsburgh, Pa., the event showcased technologies generated by member companies of the Department of Defense Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs). DoD launched nine MIIs between 2012 and 2021, each focused on a particular critical technology, to help revitalize U.S. domestic manufacturing capability.

Manufacturing Science and Technology Program Hosts Joint‐Service Hydrogen Demonstration Event at Marine Corps Base Quantico
By OSD ManTech | May 5, 2023
On March 22, 2023, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Science and Technology

Manufacturing Science and Technology Program Leads Annual Program Management Training at Johnson Space Center
By OSD ManTech | March 27, 2023
Manufacturing Science and Technology Program Leads Annual Program Management Training at Johnson

NY State Photonics Board Approves $27.5M Investment in State-of-the-Art Facility for Advanced Electronic-Photonic Packaging
By AIM Photonics | March 10, 2023
The New York State Photonics Board of Officers (NYS Photonics Board) approved a proposal for $27.5 million in previously committed New York State funding to AIM Photonics. $23 million is slated for new equipment and tool upgrades to further enhance the Test, Assembly, and Packaging (TAP) Facility in Rochester, NY, which will boost the TAP facility’s research and development capabilities, while $4.5 million in operational support will amplify the consortium’s collaboration with regional universities.

ARM Institute Funds Eleven New Technology Projects
By ARM Institute | Feb. 26, 2023
The ARM Institute will award $7.9M across eleven projects that address critical advanced manufacturing needs.

DoD News

USINDOPACOM Statement on DPRK Launch
By | May 30, 2023
CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii -- “We are aware of the DPRK’s launch using ballistic missile technology,

Royal Malaysian Air Force Maj. Gen. Muhmmad Tarminzi bin Hj Mustapha, assistant chief of staff of Staff Planning and Development, takes a tour of a C-130J Super Hercules from the “Eagle Airlifters” of the 36th Airlift Squadron during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2023 Malaysia at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre, May 24. LIMA 2023 brings together government and military leaders to promote good will, strengthen cooperation and serve as an ideal platform for world’s navies to showcase their prowess, air and sea power, naval diplomacy, and cooperation in a global arena. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brandon Parker)
U.S. Navy Forces Participate in Malaysia’s LIMA 2023
By Ensign Rebecca Moore | May 30, 2023
LANGKAWI, Malaysia -- U.S. Navy ships, aircraft and Sailors participated in the biennial Langkawi

Rear Adm. Rick Seif, commander, Submarine Group 7/Task Force 74, speaks to members of the Republic of Korea Navy submarine force during the 56th Submarine Warfare Committee Meeting (SWCM) roundtable discussion, May 23. CSG 7 directs forward-deployed combat-capable forces across the full spectrum of undersea warfare throughout the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. (Photo courtesy of ROK Navy Public Affairs)
Commander, Task Force 74 Visits Republic of Korea for 56th Submarine Warfare Committee Meeting
By Lt.Cmdr. Robert Reinheimer | May 30, 2023
JEJU, Republic of Korea – Rear Adm. Rick Seif, commander, Submarine Group 7/Task Force (CTF) 74,

AUKUS Partners Demonstrate Advanced Capabilities Trial
By | May 30, 2023
WASHINGTON -- Trilateral AUKUS partners successfully demonstrated a trial of Artificial Intelligence

An MQ-9 Reaper flies a training mission over the Nevada Testing and Training Range, July 15, 2019. MQ-9 aircrew ]provide dominant, persistent attack and reconnaissance for comabtant commanders and coalition partners across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Rio Rosado)
AATC Tests Enhanced Intelligence Gathering Capabilities with MQ-9 Reaper Upgrade
By Staff Sgt. Van Whatcott | May 30, 2023
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- The Air National Guard-Air Force Reserve Command Test Center
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