The Texas Defense Aerospace Manufacturing Community (TDAMC) and the SecureAmerica Institute consortium represent a broad, capable network with abundant resources to support the successful adoption and scaling of smart manufacturing technologies and principles.
As the TDAMC lead, the SecureAmerica Institute brings an in-place, active, state and national network of partners to provide world-class leadership in securing the U.S. manufacturing and defense industrial base through applied research, education, workforce development, and technology transition.
SecureAmerica Institute’s Complementary Activities
Sensor Fusion Data Synthesis
With support from the SecureAmerica Institute, defense contractor Amentum teamed up with game platform developer, Unity Technologies, to create a faster way to train sensor fusion artificial intelligence systems. This effort will help reduce the time and cost of implementing reliable sensor fusion applications for smart manufacturing.
Robotics and Automation Decision Framework for Agility and Resilience
Sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the SecureAmerica Institute – in partnership with the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, General Electric, Georgia Tech and Morgan State University – is developing a tool to help decision-makers mitigate supply chain disruptions. As part of the SecureAmerica Institute, TDAMC members will be among the first to learn how this exciting effort will help manufacturers better respond to disruptive crises.
Economic Factors Affecting the TDAMC Region
Texas Economic Development Corporation
The Texas Economic Development Corporation has developed a report highlighting key statistics for aerospace, aviation and defense production in Texas.
2020 Texas Manufacturing Facts
Manufacturing is a cornerstone of the economic success of Texas and the nation. A fact sheet from the National Association of Manufacturers highlights why.
Small Business Support and Opportunities
More than 98% of American manufacturers are small or medium manufacturing enterprises. The following resources can help small and medium manufacturing enterprises to access funding, mentorship and support tailored to their unique needs:
U.S. Small Business Administration: Mentor-Protégé Program
Learn to navigate government contracts with the guidance of an experienced mentor through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Mentor-Protégé Program.
Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) competitive grant programs help innovative small and medium manufacturing enterprises to demonstrate new ideas and new technologies.
Connecting to the Defense Community
Explore the following resources to keep TDAMC members engaged with the defense community.
National Defense Industrial Association Lone Star Chapter
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is the regional chapter of one of the leading defense industry organizations.
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense: Securing the Defense Industrial Base
Learn about current requirements of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certificate 2.0 (CMMC 2.0).
Defense Department Launches Initiative to Boost U.S. Industrial Workforce
Responding to a critical need for skilled workers to support defense manufacturing, the Department of Defense has launched a major workforce initiative.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations System
The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS) develops and maintains acquisition rules and guidance.
CESMII Webcast Series: Smart Manufacturing
The Smart Manufacturing Institute shares its insights into the future of smart manufacturing through its webcast series.