DoD ManTech News
Tag: innovation

June 14, 2024

Pentagon Exhibit Showcases Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Technologies

Military innovation was on display at the Defense Department Manufacturing Technology Program Pentagon Day exhibition.

March 20, 2024

Hicks Again Makes Case for Strengthening Industrial Base, Eliminating Continuing Resolutions

The Pentagon, Congress and the industrial base must work together to deliver combat-credible capabilities to the warfighter at speed and scale to deter aggression and win if called on to fight.

March 13, 2024

MSTP-Indiana University Student Partnership Earns Recognition for Innovation

A team of graduate students mentored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Manufacturing Science and Technology Program (MSTP) has received first prize in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business’s Field Consulting Project course.

Oct. 12, 2023

Assistant Secretary for Science & Technology Visits DOD Manufacturing Institutes

Dr. Steven Wax, performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology, recently concluded a visit to two of the Department of Defense's nine Manufacturing Innovation Institutes. The visit included both the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute/BioFabUSA and Advanced Functional Fabrics of America.

Sept. 27, 2023

DOD Is Taking Steps to Shore Up Industrial Workforce

The Defense Department is taking steps to ensure the U.S. industrial base can meet the growing demand for skilled workers well into the future, a senior Pentagon official said today.

Sept. 14, 2023

Innovation Will Help Shape Future of Military Logistics

Innovation in logistics is key to the nation's ability to deter aggression as it meets new and growing threats, a leader from the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment said on the anniversary of 9/11.

June 22, 2023

Pentagon Exhibit Highlights Efforts to Speed Innovation, Invention

Pentagon employees got a chance to view some of the projects that will speed up innovation and invention in the department at a DOD Manufacturing Technology Program exhibition yesterday.

Sept. 12, 2022

Institute Facilities Are a Draw for Many Early-Stage Companies

Competitiveness was among the primary drivers in the creation of Manufacturing USA to secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing by connecting people, ideas, and technology. The Manufacturing USA network, which has roots in the creation of America Makes in 2012, has grown to include 16 manufacturing innovation institutes that work to accelerate and de-risk technology development and scale-up through an ecosystem of government research institutions, universities and private sector industry members. Collectively, the institutes in the past decade have advanced 270 technologies toward commercialization.

Aug. 17, 2022

How the Manufacturing USA Network Nurtures Startup Companies Across the Innovation Gap

The gap between a good idea and a successful commercial product is known as the “innovation valley of death.” It’s part of the complex history in which manufacturers and investors struggled to keep operations on shore and develop innovations domestically when lower cost options existed elsewhere. The additional business risk associated with investments in prototyping and product development also hinder the creation of new companies that can drive innovation in manufacturing. 

Sept. 28, 2021

DLA doubles down on diversity, innovation at R&D Industry Collider Day 

The Defense Logistics Agency Research and Development team brought together leaders in industry, academia, historically Black colleges and universities, small businesses and trade associations during the second annual Industry Collider Day Sept. 8.