Over the past century, U.S. national and economic security have relied on a robust American industrial base armed with the advanced manufacturing technologies needed to rapidly and affordably deliver critical products and systems. Today, our country faces new challenges impacting our daily lives at home, not only from great powers and regional adversaries, but also from infectious disease and cyberattacks. Despite unprecedented threats, we face unmatched opportunity.
America must lean forward to achieve the manufacturing capabilities needed to build back our economic foundations and modernize our military. An innovative industrial base can only be accomplished through nation-wide collaboration that fosters healthy, competitive technology ecosystems. That’s where the Department of Defense Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (DoD MIIs) come in…
The DoD MIIs seek to revitalize the U.S.’s domestic manufacturing capability through domestic public-private partnerships that enhance America’s strategic competitiveness while enabling the military of tomorrow. This is achieved through three primary activities hosted by the institutes:
Advancing research and development (R&D) to promote American innovation while modernizing our military capabilities
Growing manufacturing ecosystems to enhance the Nation’s competitiveness
Furthering education and workforce development to train Americans of all ages and backgrounds for jobs of the future
The ability of the military to respond to an emergency depends on our Nation’s ability to produce needed parts and systems, healthy and secure supply chains, and a skilled U.S. workforce.