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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 29 - Mar 3, Monterey, CA:
    FLEX 2016

    The NextFlex Institute will have a strong presence at this industry conference, and DoD ManTech leaders scheduled to keynote.

  • Mar 1 - 2, Charleston, SC:
    ShipTech 2016

    The Navy's premier conference for the shipbuilding community has been on hiatus, but 2016 brings it back.

  • New Dates: Mar 30-31, Washington, DC:
    NDIA Manufacturing Division Mtg

    NDIA has announced new dates for their next Manufacturing Division meeting. DoD ManTech will participate.

  • Sept 12 - 17, Chicago, IL:
    IMTS 2016

    The International Manufacturing Technology Show is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, featuring more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and 114,147 registrants.

This website is a hub for all of the various DoD ManTech programs, the projects they manage, and the Joint Defense ManTech Panel. We hope to provide information on each individual participating organization, how they work together, and how all of this came to be. The overall ManTech program is overseen by the office of Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) within OSD AT&L, however each component ManTech program is managed individually. For the full story, please explore, and if you still have questions, we’re here to Help.

NEW! DoD launches RFI for next 2 Institute Topic Areas

The DoD has issued an RFI for input into the next 2 technology focus areas for their Manufacturing Innovation Institutes. Responses are due February 16th. View the RFI here.

NIST Issues Notice of Intent to Fund New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today it has issued a Notice of Intent to fund up to two institutes as part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). For its first institutes, the Commerce Department will provide up to a total of $70 million per institute over five to seven years. For more information, see the press release here.

Video now available: Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Watch the video here to learn more about this Institute's focus technology. On March 18, 2015, President Obama announced a $75 million commitment to a competition for a Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RFT-MII). RFT-MII will focus on the leading edge innovations in fiber science, commercializing fibers and textiles with extraordinary properties.

For more information, please visit the following link:

Have you visited the Department of Energy Institutes lately?

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (or IACMI), and PowerAmerica have both recently updated their websites. Plus, the competition for an institute in smart manufacturing is still ongoing. Details can be found on this Smart Manufacturing White House Fact Sheethite House Fact Sheet.

DMC 2015 was a success!

Photos and proceedings will be available from Phoenix, Arizona soon. For more information, please visit

DOE Traineeship In Power Engineering

The Advanced Manufacturing Office announced up to $10 million is available to establish 5-year graduate-level university-led DOE Traineeship(s) in Power Engineering (leveraging emerging Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Power Electronics capabilities). The traineeship(s) will be implemented beginning in the Fall 2016 school year and are concentrated on advanced power electronic equipment engineering, design and manufacturing. For more information, please read the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).