Our mission is to ensure robust, secure, resilient, and innovative industrial capabilities upon which the Department of Defense can rely to fulfill the Warfighter's requirement.

The Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (MIBP) office supports the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment by providing detailed analyses and in-depth understanding of the increasingly global, commercial, and financially complex industrial supply chain essential to our national defense. Click here to find out more about MIBP.

Feb. 23, 2018

Presidential Determination authorizes DPA Title III for Thin Wall Casting and Trusted Advanced Photomask Production

With a productive start to the new year, the President signed two determinations on January 23, 2018 authorizing the use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III to bridge shortfalls facing thin wall casting and trusted advanced photomask production. 

Jan. 17, 2018

Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory/Futures Directorate Partners With MD5 to Create an Adaptive Threat Force

The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab / Futures Directorate identifies future challenges and

Dec. 5, 2017

Innovators Recognized for Viable Solutions to "Hack the Human Element"

MD5, the Department of Defense’s national security technology accelerator, hosted area innovators for a three-day hackathon event entitled “Hacking the Human Element” December 1 – 3 in Tampa, FL. The event, presented in partnership with SOFWERX, focused on wearable technologies to enhance operator performance in austere and challenging environmental conditions, with judges awarding four teams for their prototype hackathon solutions.

Oct. 27, 2017

Hacking the Human Element, Expo & Hackathon

Registration is now open for Hacking the Human Element, a hackathon hosted by MD5, in collaboration with SOFWERX. The event will take place in Tampa from December 1st through 3rd.

Aug. 26, 2017

Happy Birthday America Makes!

On August 16, 2017, Department of Defense (DoD) proudly announced the fifth birthday of the first Manufacturing USA Institute, America Makes.  This milestone marks the anniversary of the DoD’s award announcement of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute to the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM).  In celebration of this major milestone, institute sponsors and members around the country gathered at America Makes’ Innovation Factory in Youngstown, Ohio to commemorate the progress and contributions the Institute has made to advance the additive manufacturing (AM) industry.

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