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Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute to help secure America’s manufacturing sector

May 28, 2020
By: Konni Lorenz

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII) will be led by the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA). CyManII will lead a national consortium with partners from industry, universities, and three DOE National Laboratories (Idaho, Oak Ridge, and Sandia). Its focus: to make U.S. manufacturing more energy efficient and cyber secure by tackling two key obstacles in manufacturing: securing automation and securing supply chain networks. Over five years, the institute will leverage up to $70 million in federal funding, subject to appropriations, and will be matched by over $40 million in private cost-share commitments.

Through cutting-edge R&D, CyManII will develop an enhanced understanding of evolving cybersecurity threats to manufacturing, develop new cybersecurity technologies and methods, and share key insights with U.S. manufacturers; addressing those vulnerabilities and securing the U.S. manufacturing sector.

With more than 25,000 square feet of space, the National Security Collaboration Center at UTSA will be home to CyManII where it will conduct administrative, contracting, and fiduciary functions.    

doe, cybersecurity, manufacturing