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May 25, 2017

The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) Manufacturing USA Institute Opens the Defense Fabric Discovery Center

DoD Manufacturing USA institutes increase American competitiveness in advanced manufacturing by facilitating technology transfer and training the manufacturing workforce. In fulfillment of that goal, on May 25, 2017, the State of Massachusetts announced a $2.2 million grant to MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory to support the opening of the Defense Fabric Discovery Center. The Defense Fabric Discover Center is a partnership between the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) Manufacturing USA institute, MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC). 


June 12, 2019

Defense Production Act Title III Presidential Determination for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems

On June 10, 2019, the President issued a Presidential Determination authorizing the utilization of Defense Production Act Title III authorities to strengthen the domestic industrial base for the production of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) and their components.

May 13, 2019

Project MFG: Next Generation Manufacturing Challenge

The Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment program held the second Project MFG competition on May 10–11, 2019.

April 18, 2019

The Nunn-Perry Award: Recognizing Small Business Excellence

The Department of Defense announced the winners of the 2018 Nunn-Perry Awards. Ten companies were recognized for being the best in the Mentor Protégé Program.

March 12, 2019

Defense Production Act Title III Presidential Determination for Sonobuoys

On March 12, 2019, President Trump signed a Presidential Determination to sustain and expand the domestic production of AN/SSQ series sonobuoys.

March 11, 2019

Defense Production Act Title III Presidential Determinations

On January 16, 2019, President Trump signed four Presidential Determinations pertaining to the production of critical chemicals used to manufacture DoD missiles and munitions —a sector deemed essential for national defense and highlighted in the Executive Order 13806 report.    

Oct. 31, 2018

Executive Order 13806 Report Released

The report in response to Executive Order 13806, released on October 5, 2018 at the White House, offers a rigorous assessment of the U.S. defense industrial base. The report recommends comprehensive solutions to ensure continued readiness for our Warfighters in an era of increased strategic competition.

Sept. 27, 2018

DPA Title III and SBIR Promote Innovation

DPA Title III works with the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to take projects with proven capability and help move them to commercial production. Currently, the DPA Title III program is working with SBIR on two projects—the Electron Beam Direct Write Lithography Tool and the Modernized Production Adenovirus Vaccine.

April 27, 2018

Security of Supply Arrangement Signed with Norway

Mr. Eric Chewning, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base

April 13, 2018

DoD launches Cornerstone Other Transaction Agreement (OTA)

In order to meet he needs addressed in the National Defense Strategy 2018 (NDS 2018), MIBP’s IBAS program has launched the Cornerstone OTA, a broad “consortium of consortiums” mechanism that will strengthen the force posture of the U.S. Defense Industrial Base.

Feb. 26, 2018

Defense Production Act Title III Releases Broad Agency Announcement for New Submissions

The Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III program released a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) on February 23, 2018, allowing potential offerors to identify future projects that create, maintain, protect, expand, or restore capabilities essential for national defense.