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Upcoming Events

  • July 23, Chicago, IL:
    DMDII / 1000 JOBS Panel Discussion

    DMDII will hold a public panel discussion on the intersection of advanced - specifically, digital manufacturing and workforce development, and a first hand look at the technologies driving factories of the future.

  • August 19, Washington, D.C.:
    NDIA Manufacturing Division Meeting

    The NDIA Systems Engineering Division will hold its next division meeting August 19, 2015 at General Dynamics in Washington, D.C. DoD ManTech members will be in attendance.

  • October 5-7, Indianapolis, IN:
    NADCA Die Casting Congress & Exposition

    This event is of interest to the Metals community of DoD ManTech, and to the LIFT Institute and their members.

  • November 9-12, Chicago, IL:
    FABTECH 2015

    This event is of interest to the Metals community of DoD ManTech, and to the LIFT Institute and their members.

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 MTConnect Student Challenge Announced

The Army’s Benét Laboratories will be spearheading a science and engineering challenge that will put students of higher education in competition to develop software applications that will one day improve the efficiency of defense manufacturing. A DoD panel will review the applications and select five finalist who will present their findings at the 2016 MTConnect Conference. The awards will range from $5,000 – 10,000. The goal of this challenge is to make defense manufacturing more efficient and competitive by leveraging great ideas from collegiate level students.

Funding Opportunity now live 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 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) can be found here.

FOAs are also still open for two more DoD-led institutes:

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.

For more information, please visit the following links:

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.