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Upcoming Events

  • August 12th Falls Church, VA:
    Proposers' Day #2: RIME

    Second of two to be held. A chance to network & learn more about the concept and vision for the RIME-MII. The FOA can be found here.

  • 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.

  • Nov 28-Dec 1, Denver, CO:
    Defense Manufacturing Conference

    The nation's premier defense manufacturing event!

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.

President Obama Announces Winner of New Smart Manufacturing Institute

The DoE's new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, brings over $140 million in public-private investment from leading universities and manufacturers to develop smart sensors for use in advanced manufacturing. View the White House announcement here. The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition will bring together nearly 200 partners, and will focus on accelerating the development and adoption of advanced sensors, data analytics, and controls in manufacturing, while reducing the cost of these technologies by half and radically improving efficiency.

NEW! Several New MII Topics Announced

The DoD's newly announced topics now under competition include: The DoE has also announced two new topics: And finally, the Department of Commerce's “open topic” institute competition is still open. This competition is open to any topic proposed by industry not already addressed by a manufacturing innovation institute. More info at, or the White House Press office.

Most recently established DoD Insitute: Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)

AFFOA Logo 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:

Proposers Day Slides Available

The Robotics in Manufacturing Environments Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RIME-MII) recently held Proposers Days for the upcoming award. Slides presented at those events can be downloaded here.