The Texas Defense Aerospace Manufacturing Community is a central entity that joins regional coalitions. This allows deployment to be flown into and needs to be shared out of each region. Texas A&M University is at the center of all of these coalitions, providing offerings, resources and information.
Organizational Roles and Responsibilities
About the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) is an independent Texas state agency and part of The Texas A&M University System. TEES is powered by the Texas A&M College of Engineering, the second largest engineering research and development program in the U.S.
TEES is mandated to provide research, education and technology transfer for the benefit of society. The TEES state charter states, “It is the purpose of TEES to foster innovations in research, education and technology that support and aid the business and industrial communities and enhance the economic development of the state and nation.”
About the SecureAmerica Institute
The SecureAmerica Institute (SAI) is a TEES institute. It serves as an unbiased convener of industry, government entities, research organizations and academia.
These entities are taking early action on advancing manufacturing requirements aligned to America’s 21st-century industrial strategy.
The institute’s focus is manufacturing supply chain security and resiliency through manufacturing systems integration, scale-up, and experimentation.
About the Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program
The Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program (DMCSP) is designed to support long-term community investments.
These investments strengthen national security innovation and expand the capabilities of the defense manufacturing industrial ecosystem.
About the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation
The Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) is a field activity under the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment within the Department of Defense. It provides technical and financial assistance to states and communities that are invested in the defense mission.
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
Independent agency of the State of Texas
National public-private partnership of more than 120 organizations with in-place consortium
Executing a sustainable operating and management framework to include leveraging key executive and operational personnel, such as a chief technology officer and membership manager.
Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation
Regionalization partner lead
Not-for-profit funded by three local governments, The Texas A&M University System and more than 70 private organizations
Leading the implementation of a hub and spoke model of technical and economic development resources to reach the key aerospace manufacturing regions of Texas by leveraging their in-place economic development corporation network.
Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center
Manufacturing Extension Partnership partner lead
State agency chartered to deliver workforce training and technical assistance and leader in Texas Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Leading the assistance to regional manufacturers for advancing business profitability through skills training, business process improvements and practices, regulation-required training, supply chain development, and product innovation.
Texas State Technical College
Community education partner lead
State technical college focused on emerging technical and vocational areas
Leading scaling and deployment of technical training by leveraging 10 locations across Texas and a unique state funding model based on the five-year average employment salary of graduates.
Texas Association of Manufacturers
Manufacturing policy partner lead
Association representing more than 600 small and large manufacturers across Texas
Leading the interface between Texas aerospace manufacturers and TDAMC to impact their ability to create jobs, invest, expand and stay relevant to the needs of the Department of Defense.
Deployment strategy lead
Author of MFG USA Regional Playbook
Leading advanced analytics and regionalization playbook deployment that includes region-specific and prioritized service offerings.
The Barnes Global Advisors
Aerospace and Department of Defense community partner lead
Department of Defense additive manufacturing experts
Advising on the industrialization of aerospace manufacturing in communities across Texas based on lessons learned in Neighborhood 91.
Prairie View A&M University
Diversity, equity and inclusion partner lead
Historically Black university established as one of Texas’ two land-grant universities
Leading TDAMC diverse representation initiatives to help foster full and strong engagement, leadership and strategic partnering among underrepresented populations.
Emsi Burning Glass
Labor market analysis lead
Leader in labor market data and talent priority analytics
Providing real-time data and analytics to anticipate workforce needs, identify critical skills, and position Texas manufacturers to the workers and skills needed.