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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.

Latest on NNMI Institutes

DoD'a RFI Response Deadline has been Extended - AGAIN! The DoD's RFI deadline for input into the next 2 technology focus areas for Manufacturing Innovation Institutes has been extended. Responses are now due APRIL 7th. View the RFI here.

NIST Issues Notice of Intent to Fund New 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.

Upcoming Industry-led Workshops to address the DoD's MII RFI topics

Several industry associations and other organizations have scheduled invitation-only workshops to address the topics included in the January, 2016, DoD Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs) Request for Information (RFI). The Department of Defense is not sponsoring these workshops, but does expect the information from these workshops to be useful in its deliberation to determine which topics to select for the two future MIIs, as is addressed in the RFI. Details for each workshop may be found at:

  • Complete:Assistive and Soft Robotics hosted by SME, 7 & 8 March, Dearborn, MI. Info here or email.
  • Complete:Advanced Machine Tools and Control Systems hosted by AMT, 10 & 11 March, Atlanta, GA. Info here
  • Certification, Assessment, and Qualification hosted by ASME, 22 & 23 March, Arlington, VA. Email.
  • Securing the Manufacturing Digital Thread – Cybersecurity for Manufacturing hosted by the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance, 29 March, Colorado Springs, CO. Info here.
  • Bioengineering for Regenerative Medicine and Bioprinting across Technology Sectors hosted by the National Academy of Sciences, 4 & 5 April, Washington, DC. Info 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.