DoD ManTech News

Nov. 8, 2023

Project Call 4.0: Technology & Innovation, Education & Workforce Development and 4S

BioMADE is pleased to issue Project Call 4.0, Accelerating Biomanufacturing Innovation: Advancing Solutions for Greener Chemistry, Low-Resource Environments, and Process Intensification. White Paper submissions for projects that contribute to building a sustainable, domestic, end-to-end bioindustrial manufacturing ecosystem are now being accepted.

Nov. 7, 2023

The Future of Defense Manufacturing Education and Workforce Development

Keith DeVries, the acting Manufacturing Education and Workforce Development (M-EWD) Program lead at the Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology Program, works to ensure the United States' defense manufacturing sector remains at the forefront of technology innovation. Aligned with OSD ManTech’s mission and partnered with stakeholders, practitioners, and policymakers, the M-EWD program aims to cultivate an educated and skilled advanced manufacturing workforce that can meet the changing demands of defense manufacturing.  

Nov. 7, 2023

Sinclair Community College Hosts Over 350 Students for Manufacturing Day 2023

On Friday, October 6th, Sinclair Community College hosted its second annual Manufacturing Day event in Dayton, Ohio. This event, organized by Sinclair FlexFactor Program Manager Julie Huckaba, brought together 369 students from local middle- and high schools, 26 teachers, and numerous industry partner representatives to celebrate National Manufacturing Day. The student turnout was double that of the inaugural 2022 event. All the students are completing the FlexFactor project-based learning program with Julie and her team this semester, during which they are identifying a real-world problem they want to solve, conceptualizing a product enabled by Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) to solve that problem, building a business model to sell their product, and then presenting it in a final pitch to a panel of judges.

Nov. 6, 2023

America Makes Announces ‘DoD Organic Industrial Base Modernization Challenge’ Project Call

America Makes, in cooperation with our fellow Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MII) and the OSD Manufacturing Technology Program (ManTech), is proud to announce the Department of Defense (DoD) Organic Industrial Base (OIB) Modernization Challenge Project Call addressing dual-use applications that are responsive to the specific needs of the DoD and the domestic manufacturing industry. The DoD expects to award up to $2.5M in funding for this challenge with individual project budgets not to exceed $500K.

Nov. 2, 2023

Joint-Funded Hydrogen Fuel Cell on Full Display at Navy’s Climate Week NYC Event

Department of Defense officials showcased the Hydrogen – Small Unit Power Ruggedized Expeditionary Power Source (H-SUP) during Climate Week in New York City, which expands operational capabilities for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) while reducing the Department’s carbon footprint.

Oct. 25, 2023

MxD Launches Cyber Playbook: Ensuring Cybersecurity in Additive Manufacturing

MxD today launched the Cyber Playbook: Ensuring Cybersecurity in Additive Manufacturing, the second playbook in the cyber series. This playbook addresses unique considerations for Department of Defense (DoD) Risk Management Framework (RMF) compliance in the deployment of additive manufacturing devices, commonly referred to as 3D printers.

Oct. 23, 2023

ARM Institute Hosts Manufacturing Day

Earlier this month, the ARM Institute continued its annual tradition hosting a Manufacturing Day event in collaboration with our Pittsburgh facility neighbors and collaborators, Carnegie Mellon University’s Manufacturing Futures Institute and Catalyst Connection. Our 2023 event was our largest event yet – we welcomed about 150 regional high school students, teachers, and administrators into our Mill 19 facility to explore careers in manufacturing through discussion pods, an exhibit hall of training providers, technology demonstrations, and tables from local manufacturers. 30 external local partners supported this year’s event. This year also featured a new session for teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, and other influencers to learn about the many resources available to help them communicate about the value of manufacturing careers.

Oct. 23, 2023

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces 31 Regional Tech Hubs to Spur American Innovation, Strengthen Manufacturing, and Create Good-Paying Jobs in Every Region of the Country

Bidenomics and the President’s Investing in America Agenda are Positioning Regions Across the Country to Lead the Industries of the Future Today, President Biden and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will announce the designation of 31 communities across the country as Regional Innovation and Technology Hubs (Tech Hubs) through the Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. These Tech Hubs will catalyze investment in technologies critical to economic growth, national security, and job creation, and will help communities across the country become centers of innovation critical to American competitiveness. The Tech Hubs program was authorized by the CHIPS and Science Act – signed by President Biden in August 2022 – and is part of the President’s Bidenomics agenda to grow the economy from the middle out and bottom up.

Oct. 23, 2023

America Makes Announces Winners of Delta Qual Project Call Totaling $3.2M

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and America Makes are proud to announce the winners of the Demonstration of Novel Methods for Effective AM Process Qualification/Re-Qualification – Delta Qualification directed project call worth $3.2M. The effort is funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

Oct. 20, 2023

DOD Aims to Publish 1st National Defense Industrial Strategy

By December, the Defense Department hopes to issue its first-ever National Defense Industrial Strategy, which will be followed by DOD's implementation plan, said Laura D. Taylor-Kale, assistant secretary of defense for industrial base policy.