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New National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing

In view of the importance of advanced manufacturing (including additive manufacturing) capabilities within the defense acquisition and sustainment enterprise, wanted to let the life cycle logistics,…

New National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing

New National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing
Bill Kobren
In view of the importance of advanced manufacturing (including additive manufacturing) capabilities within the defense acquisition and sustainment enterprise, wanted to let the life cycle logistics, product support and sustainment communities know about the issuance of a new October 2022 “National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing: A Report by the Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing Committee on Technology of the National Science and Technology Council”.

According to this new document, “this Strategy presents a vision for United States leadership in Advanced Manufacturing that will grow the economy, create jobs, enhance environmental sustainability, address climate change, strengthen supply chains, ensure national security, and improve healthcare. Three interrelated goals are set to achieve the stated vision:
  • Develop and implement advanced manufacturing technologies;
  • Grow the advanced manufacturing workforce; and
  • Build resilience into manufacturing supply chains.

To achieve these goals, 11 strategic objectives and 37 technical and program recommendations are identified for the next four years. The objectives are selected to:

  • Enable clean and sustainable manufacturing to support decarbonization;
  • Accelerate manufacturing innovation for microelectronics and semiconductors;
  • Implement advanced manufacturing in support of the bioeconomy;
  • Develop innovative materials and processing technologies;
  • Lead the future of smart manufacturing;
  • Expand and diversify the advanced manufacturing talent pool;
  • Develop, scale, and promote advanced manufacturing education and training;
  • Strengthen connections between employers and educational organizations;
  • Enhance supply chain interconnections;
  • Expand efforts to reduce supply chain vulnerabilities; and
  • Strengthen and revitalize advanced manufacturing ecosystems.

This Congressionally-mandated strategy seeks to improve U.S. Government coordination and provide long-term guidance for Federal programs and activities in support of U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, including advanced manufacturing research and development.”

For additive manufacturing aspects of advanced manufacturing in particular, a quick reminder that additional insights into these critically important emerging technologies, are available in DAU LOG Blog post from earlier this year entitled “Hot Topics (Part 2): Additive Manufacturing (AM).” Available resources and training opportunities include: