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Input sought on plan for advanced manufacturing

February 08, 2018

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is seeking input from all interested parties on the development of a national strategic plan for advanced manufacturing. OSTP wants to hear ideas on ways to improve government coordination and on long-term guidance for federal programs and activities in support of U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, including advanced manufacturing research and development that will create jobs, grow the economy across multiple industrial sectors, strengthen national security, and improve healthcare. Responses are due by March 7 and should be submitted online at https://www.nist.gov/​oam/​rfi-response or via email to amnpo@nist.gov. The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) is soliciting recommendations from a wide range of stakeholders, including representatives from diverse manufacturing companies, academia, and other relevant organizations and institutions.

OSTP is seeking response to a series of questions to help inform the development of the policy, including ideas on near-term and long-term objectives (including R&D) for advanced manufacturing, their time frame and metrics; the role and structure of public-private partnerships; and ways to develop and strengthen all levels of manufacturing education and training programs to ensure a well-trained workforce for the manufacturing jobs of the future.

policy recommendations, manufacturing