DoD ManTech News
Tag: technology

June 15, 2022

Congressional Action Can Help DOD Weather Microelectronics Supply Crunch 

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill can help the Defense Department make it through supply shortages for microchips and microelectronics both now and into the future, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks said.  

April 20, 2022

DOD aims to close gap in bringing U.S. tech innovation to market

With the U.S. currently responsible for only about 12% of global microelectronics production, the Defense Department-led "microelectronics commons" aims to close the gaps that prevent the best ideas in technology from reaching the market.

April 4, 2022

Pentagon's Top Industrial Base and Nuclear Defense Leader Tours Critical Materials Sites and Defense Labs

In support of the Defense Department's focus on increasing domestic production of critical materials, a senior DOD official visited key production sites and defense laboratories during a recent west coast trip.  

March 28, 2022

Developing, Upskilling and Transitioning Current Manufacturing Workforce

Workforce development is taking on increasing importance as manufacturers not only must fill more than 800,000 current openings but also define new careers involving robotics, automation and AI. Manufacturers are seeking people with the right skills for the advanced manufacturing jobs of today and tomorrow and finding ways to upskill their current staff. Enhanced skills in the workforce are necessary to drive the automation technologies that will increase productivity and lead a resurgent U.S. manufacturing sector. Improvements in the workforce will help make more manufacturing businesses, especially small and mid-sized companies, economically viable. The Manufacturing USA institutes are helping expand and upskill the manufacturing workforce by connecting industry with equitable education and workforce development systems, including those in underserved communities.

Dec. 6, 2021

DOD Must Act Early to Extract Much-Needed Tech From Nation's Industrial Base

America's technology companies make a lot of great products and DOD must get in early and let these companies know what it needs to secure what’s valuable to warfighters, a defense official said.

Nov. 9, 2021

DOD, with help from partners, on cusp of cutting-edge innovations

Artificial intelligence, quantum computing, bioengineering and other leap-ahead technologies were topics recently addressed by the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering.

Oct. 15, 2021

DOD Undersecretary Shares Tech Career Advice With Women

Throughout her career, Heidi Shyu was no stranger to discrimination. The under secretary of defense for research and engineering, shared some of her early experiences and advice in the workplace in a Women in Technology summit. 

July 29, 2021

DOD Promotes Additive Manufacturing Expansion, Standardization, Training Through New Policies, Collaboration

The Defense Department is harnessing the potential of 3D printing to help warfighters maintain technological overmatch against strategic competitors.

March 24, 2021

JBSA continues to develop, test electromagnetic defense, 5G technologies

Currently, 5G communications are one of the most promising technologies being developed by tech industries, and through military test sites like the one at Joint Base San Antonio.

Feb. 12, 2021

DOD Partners With Underrepresented Youth on STEM Initiatives

The Defense Department Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute is partnering with the Capital Youth Empowerment Program to launch an advanced manufacturing education and workforce training outreach initiative.