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Upcoming Events

  • April 13-15, National Harbor, MD:
    Sea-Air-Space 2015

    The Sea-Air-Space Exposition brings the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies and key military decision makers together for an annual innovative, educational, professional and maritime based event.

  • April 28-30, Chicago, IL:
    [MC]2 Conference

    A conference dedicated to discussing the latest trends, key issues, and innovative solutions to real world digital manufacturing opportunities for the rapidly expanding world of connected manufacturing.

  • May 6-7, Blairsville, PA:
    NCDMM SUMMIT 2015

    SUMMIT is NDCMM’s premier annual event for encouraging collaboration and innovation in additive manufacturing. America Makes will play a major role in the conference.

  • May 18-21, Long Beach, CA:
    RAPID 2015

    RAPID 2015 is the preeminent event for 3D printing, scanning, and additive manufacturing. America Makes will play a major role in the conference.

  • June 2-4, Detroit, MI:
    Big M Conference

    The annual Big M Conference will showcase the future of advanced manufacturing through seminars and exhibits. ManTech and the Institutes will be in attendance.

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 Competition Announced for Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Institute

On March 18, 2015, President Obama announced a $75 million commitment to a competition for a Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (RFT-IMI). The Institute will ensure that America leads in the manufacturing innovations of fiber science, commercializing fibers and textiles with extraordinary properties. It is envisioned to support an end-to-end innovation ‘ecosystem’ in the U.S. for advanced fibers and textiles manufacturing and leverage domestic manufacturing facilities to develop and scale-up manufacturing processes.

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Latest News on Department of Energy Institutes

The Department of Energy has recently made two announcements on their manufacturing innovation institutes. On December 12th 2014 President Obama announced a new competition for an institute in smart manufacturing. Details can be found below on the Smart Manufacturing White House Fact Sheet. On January 9th, 2015 the President announced that the University of Tennessee, headquartered in Knoxville, will lead the Institute for Advanced Composites. Both institutes will receive $70 million in federal funding.

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Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Released for Integrated Photonics and Flexible Hybrid Electronics Institutes

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has released multiple Funding Opportunity Announcements for an Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation and a Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Offerors with the most promising concept papers will be invited to submit a full proposal. The selectee coming out of the full proposal evaluation will enter into a Cooperative Agreement with the government for the purpose of establishing a state-of-the-art, end-to-end, sustainable Institute for Manufacturing Innovation in support of domestic technologies.

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2014 Annual JDMTP Brochure

DMC Awards

The 2014 Annual JDMTP Brochure has been released and can be found here. Find out what the Department of Defense Manufacturing Technology program is doing to assist our Warfighters and how it is active in supporting efforts to establish and manage the DoD-led Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation.

JDMTP Achievement Awards Announced

The results are in! The 2014 Acievement Awards from the premier Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC), held on December 1-4 in San Antonio, Texas, have been released. View the 5 project awardees on our DMC Achievement Awards page here.