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Defense awards $25 million to manufacturing communities

September 23, 2021

The Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation revealed the awardees from its second round of the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program this week. The office awarded $5 million to each of five organizations to lead partnerships that will strengthen defense manufacturing and related supply chains. The five awards are listed below and available on the office’s website:

  • Commonwealth Virginia Office of Veterans and Defense Affairs for Maritime Industries Talent Development
  • North Carolina State University - Industry Expansion Solutions for Smart Textiles and Wearables
  • Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station for Defense Workforce and Supply Chain Development
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville for Advanced Machine Tooling
  • Wichita State University, National Institute for Aviation Research for Prototyping
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