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DOD awards $30M to six Defense Manufacturing Communities

September 29, 2022

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) recently announced the six winners under the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program (DMCSP), with funding of approximately $30 million. Each organization received close to $5 million for long-term investments in critical skills, facilities, workforce development, R&D, and more with the goal of strengthening the national security innovation base. The six awards are listed below, while more information can be found on the OLDCC’s website.

  • Mississippi Department of Employment Security-led Mississippi-Shipbuilding Industry Preparedness for National Security Consortium
  • Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois-led Illinois Defense Manufacturing Consortium (ILDMC) 
  • University of Rhode Island Research Foundation-led Rhode Island Manufacturing to Accelerate the Defense Ecosystem Consortium
  • New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc.-led New Jersey Defense Manufacturing Community Consortium
  • SAE Government Technologies-led Supply Chain of Recovered Elements Consortium (SCORE)
  • University of Texas at Austin-led Microelectronics Precision Rapid Innovation and Scaling Manufacturing Network Consortium

SSTI coverage of last year’s DMCSP awardees can be found here.

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