Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy

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




Award given to the winnerMIBP’s Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) program will stand up two manufacturing innovation institutes that play a critical role in the Obama Administration’s national manufacturing agenda. The President outlined in his February State of the Union address his vision for a one-time $1 billion investment to create a network of 15 manufacturing innovation institutes across the country, called the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). Each institute will serve as a regional hub designed to bridge the gap between research and product development, bringing together companies, universities and community colleges, and Federal agencies to co-invest in technology areas that encourage investment and production in the U.S.

The two new recently announced Institutes to be competitively awarded are Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation (DMDI), and Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation (LM3I). These will build off the initial success of the pilot institute headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio, called the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII)

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  • On July 23, 2012, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta met with a select group of senior industry executives to discuss issues related to the impacts of sequestration. This event was organized by MIBP.
  • On July 23, 2012, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta met with a select group of senior industry executives to discuss issues related to the impacts of sequestration. This event was organized by MIBP.
  • Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter led a working breakfast organized by MIBP for members of the Business Executives for National Security group on October 11, 2012.
  • Mr. Brett Lambert, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy, speaking by telephone to Mr. Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, at the 2011 Defense Manufacturing Conference.

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gear.iconDefense Production Act (DPA)

Ensuring Industrial Support for
National Defense

Ensuring industrial base capabilities meet
current and future national security needs.

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Committee on Foreign Investment in the

Under Title VII of the Defense Production Act
the President has delegated authority to review
foreign acquisitions of U.S.-based firms and suspend or block them if they present credible threats to national security.

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Defense Manufacturing Technology Program

Develops technologies and processes to
ensure the affordable, timely production and
sustainment of defense systems.

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Assessing the Industrial Base

An ongoing project which, through multiple efforts, gathers industrial base data, maps supplier relationships, and evaluates industrial capabilities to deliver systems and services.

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Industrial Independent Research & Development

IR&D is a source of potential solutions for the technology challenges of the DoD. It is an R&D effort that is neither sponsored by a grant, nor required in performing a contract, and falls within any of the following four areas: basic research, applied research, development, and systems and other concept formulation studies.

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Promoting the U.S. and Canadian Industrial Base

In support of North American national security, the NATIBO facilitates technology and industrial base efforts between the U.S. and Canadian Defense Departments.

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