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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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Recognizing Excellence at DMC: Service Recognition Award
By OSD Manufacturing Technology Program | Jan. 4, 2023
The 2022 Defense Manufacturing Conference featured presentation of awards, including the Service Recognition Award, given by the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel (JDMTP) to senior leaders whose contributions have greatly impacted their individual Service/Agency ManTech program as well as specific Subpanel and Technical Working Groups.
Recognizing Excellence at DMC 2022: The Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Award
By | Dec. 20, 2022
This year's Defense Manufacturing Technology Achievement Awards (DMTAA), sponsored by the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel (JDMTP), were awarded at a ceremony during the Defense Manufacturing Conference to individuals from government, industry and academia for remarkable technical accomplishments in projects that advance the vision of the Department of Defense (DoD) Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program.
DoD ManTech at the 2022 Defense Manufacturing Conference
By OSD Manufacturing Technology Program | Dec. 13, 2022
The DoD Manufacturing Technology Program team enjoyed wide participation at the annual Defense Manufacturing Conference in Tampa, FL, from 5-8 December 2022. DMC is the premier annual opportunity for government, industry, and academia to exchange information and perspectives within the manufacturing community. . Discussion topics focused on defense manufacturing policies, strategic direction, best practices, funding opportunities, and the latest manufacturing innovations for our warfighters. See some photos and synopses of our panels.
Reducing Industrial Emissions to Create an Equitable Clean Energy Future
By Manufacturing USA | Dec. 13, 2022
The Manufacturing USA network has grown to include 16 manufacturing innovation institutes, which are funded through the departments of Commerce, Defense and Energy and from private sector industry members. Institutes are working with research entities and private sector companies to develop processes to reduce industrial emissions and lower barriers so that more manufacturers can adopt these breakthroughs. While every institute’s projects may contribute to energy efficiency and sustainability, here is a look at some of the many initiatives related to emissions-intensive industrial processes. https://www.manufacturingusa.com/studies/reducing-industrial-emissions-create-equitable-clean-energy-future
Growing Additive Manufacturing Maturity for Airbreathing Hypersonics (GAMMA-H) Prototype an Opportunity to Propel Manufacturing to Hypersonic Systems
By OSD Manufacturing Technology Program | Oct. 28, 2022
The Department of Defense (DoD) is requesting prototype solutions for its Growing Additive Manufacturing Maturity for Airbreathing Hypersonics (GAMMA-H) challenge as part of the Department’s ongoing efforts to expand current manufacturing processes to intricate hypersonic weapons parts.

DoD News

U.S., South Korea Want Peace in Indo-Pacific
By Jim Garamone , DOD News | Jan. 31, 2023
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III stressed that the goal of the U.S.-South Korean alliance is

Due to potentially hazardous roadways, degrading weather conditions, and school closure announcements JBSA is limiting installation service operations Jan. 31, 2023.
Severe weather impact message for Feb. 1, 2023
By | Jan. 31, 2023
WEATHER IMPACT UPDATE: The cold air mass with intermittent light rain and drizzling that began yesterday evening and created hazardous conditions in the local area is forecast to continue today in San Antonio into the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Due to potentially hazardous roadways, particularly in areas of San Antonio north of Loop 1604, degrading weather conditions, and school closure announcements, Joint Base San Antonio is limiting installation services and operations for Feb. 1, 2023.

How to Engage with China
China's Indo-Pacific Folly
By Andrew D. Taffer and David Wallsh | Jan. 31, 2023
Beijing’s ambition to isolate Washington from its Asian allies has been derailed in large part by its desire to redress more immediate grievances—namely, to reclaim what it sees as lost territory and punish countries that offend its sensibilities.

The San Antonio Market has launched a text messaging service to keep TRICARE beneficiaries informed about their local military healthcare system.
New text service offers military healthcare updates, information
By Elaine Sanchez | Jan. 31, 2023
The San Antonio Market has launched a text messaging service to keep TRICARE beneficiaries informed about their local military healthcare system.

Final FY 2024 Investigations Reimbursable Billing Rates now available
By | Jan. 31, 2023
Federal Investigations Notice (FIN) 22-01, dated June 30, 2022, published DCSA’s initial, planned rates for Fiscal Year 2024.  By publishing the initial rates, it allowed DCSA customers to begin budgeting and planning their resource requirements for FY 2024.  Within FIN 22-01, it also noted that the final rates would be published in December 2022.  The final FY 2024 rates are now available and are posted in FIN 23-01, "Final FY 2024 Investigations Reimbursable Billing Rates," dated January 30, 2023. To develop the final FY 2024 rates, DCSA collaborated with the Security Clearance, Suitability/Fitness, and Credentialing community to evaluate policy, operational, and inflationary impacts on future personnel security costs since June 2022.  As a result of this thorough evaluation, followed by DoD Comptroller review and approval, DCSA lowered FY 2024 rates for tiered background investigation products by 18 percent and retained all other product and service rates published in FIN 22-01.  The 18 percent rate reduction is applied to new Trusted Workforce 2.0 tiered BI products as well as legacy tiered BI products in the event legacy products are still necessary for customers to order in FY 2024. You can find FIN 23-01 here. Please click the title for more information.
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