DoD ManTech News

May 21, 2024

LIFT, Department of Defense and State of Michigan Launch Planning Phase for Hypersonics & Extreme Environment Test Facility

LIFT, operated by the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute, is the Detroit-based, public-private partnership between the Department of Defense, industry and academia, committed to the development and deployment of advanced manufacturing technologies, and implementing talent development initiatives to better prepare the workforce today and in the future. LIFT funded in part by the Department of Defense with management through the Office of Naval Research. Visit or follow on LinkedIn at LIFT or on Twitter @NewsFromLIFT to learn more.

May 9, 2024

St. John’s River College to offer LIFT’s Operation Next Program, Bringing Advanced Manufacturing Job Training to the Region

Initiative to benefit exiting military, their spouses, and civilians.

May 9, 2024

Big Bend Technical College Partners with LIFT’s Operation Next Program to Provide Transitioning Soldiers, Military Spouses and Veterans Opportunities for Careers in Advanced Manufacturing

LIFT, the Detroit-based, Department of Defense national manufacturing innovation institute, and Big Bend Technical College (BBTC), have announced a partnership to provide free training to transitioning service members, National Guard, Army Reserves, and their families, along with veterans and other civilians for careers in advanced manufacturing through LIFT’s Operation Next initiative.

DETROIT, Mi. July 14, 2023

“It looks like Tony Stark’s basement” – An Operation Next Success Story

“I just thought this was the coolest place. It looks like Tony Stark’s basement, so I said, ‘Let’s do this!’” That was New Jersey native turned Michigan resident Staff Sgt. Cameron Homburg’s reaction to his first visit to LIFT, the Detroit-based Department of Defense national manufacturing innovation institute, as he considered what his civilian career might look like as he retires after serving 20 years in the United States Marine Corps.

July 11, 2023

LIFT Opens 2023 LEAP Project Call

LIFT, the Detroit-based national manufacturing innovation institute, has announced its 2023 LEAP (LIFT Ecosystem Accelerator Program) Project Call and is accepting submissions through August 21, 2023.

July 7, 2023

The right conversations – TACOM at LIFT Technologies

How do you modernize an industry? How do you take words on legislation and turn them into a lean and efficient supply chain that provides for the Army’s ever-present logistical needs? These are the questions that U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command’s leadership faces as modernization continues to top Army priorities. “Understanding how we get to where we want to be begins with experiences like this one,” said Dr. Valerie DeVries, TACOM’s deputy chief of staff for human capital. “It begins with fostering the right kind of ideas and conversations.”

May 16, 2023

LIFT, Department of Defense Sign New $49 Million Agreement, To Continue Advanced Manufacturing Technology & Talent Development

New Cooperative Agreement maintains LIFT as a public-private partnership and manufacturing innovation institute for the next five years.