Registration Deadline
July 10
Advanced Manufacturing Workshop
July 18-19

You are cordially invited to join government, industry, and academia/nonprofit leaders to participate in the upcoming Department of Defense (DoD) 2023 Advanced Manufacturing Workshop, July 18-19, 2023, to be held at the Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence in Bethesda, MD. The theme of this workshop will be “Advanced Manufacturing Crisis Response in a Contested Logistics Environment” and the objectives are to identify gaps and opportunities in advanced manufacturing implementation for contingency operations, and to identify gaps or revisions to the Advanced Manufacturing Crisis Response Playbook. We will use a scenario and exercise Play 1, Play 2, and Play 3 of the Playbook.  We are seeking interested parties from government, industry, and academia/nonprofits to actively participate in the workshop.

This event presents a unique opportunity for industry, DoD leaders and functional stakeholders to collaborate on key issues that pertain to leveraging advanced manufacturing capabilities to support an ongoing crisis.  All registrants will participate in the scenario as a member of one of four breakout groups: Industrial Base Response (DIB and OIB), In-Theater Fabrication and Repair, Data Management, or Organizational Structure and Employment.

This workshop is being conducted by the DoD Manufacturing Technology Program and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness (DASD(MR) with support from DoD’s Joint Additive Manufacturing Working Group, America Makes, and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences. 

DoD Advanced Manufacturing Crisis Response Playbook  (CAC Required)

July 18




Welcome and Introduction


Senior Leader Introductions


Introduction of the Scenario and Play 1 Overview


Break into Working Groups


Introductions within the Working Group


Working Group Games Play 1




Scenario Briefing and Play 2 Overview


Working Group Games Play 2


Outbriefs within the Working Groups


Adjourn Day 1

Followed by social. Details TBD.

July 19


Arrive and Proceed Directly to the Working Groups


Recap Day 1 and Final Adjustments to Play 2 as needed


Scenario Briefing and Play 3 Overview


Working Group Games Play 3




Review Working Group Outputs of all three Plays and build briefing


Outbrief by Working Group


Final Remarks


Adjourn Day 2

*Times and locations are subject to change.

  • Industrial Base Response: Engaging the AM Industry. In the event of a conflict, the response from industry will become critical. The arsenal of democracy is considerably different than WWII and the Cold War, but have the processes caught up? This group will explore the engagement between DoD and industry to ensure that parts needed for DoD will be available at the necessary scale and meet quality standards.
  • Quick Reaction Capabilities: From the OIB to the Foxhole: Quick Reaction Capabilities from within DoD. DoD has organic industrial capabilities and capacity at its depots, arsenals, and shipyards. In a contested logistics environment, in-theater manufacturing and repair hubs can keep forces in the fight. More portable and ruggedized capabilities could be brought forward to the brigade level and even below to contribute to material readiness and also field-fabricate combat effects. This group will explore what these capabilities could look like and how they can function together to meet combatant commander objectives.
  • Data Management:  Additive manufacturing relies on the digital thread. This group will explore bringing AM data to the entire enterprise from the CONUS-based industrial base, to the OIB, to in-theater fabrication cells, to allies and their industrial base. How can the digital enterprise be scaled for contingencies? How will IP be managed? How will cyber physical security be addressed?
  • Organizational Structure and Employment: Addressing the organizational structures, authorities, policies, etc. The traditional approach to materiel logistics involves consolidated factories in the United States producing parts and systems which are either warehoused or sent to transportation hubs and then transported forward. DoD organization and processes are built around this model. AM and other digital manufacturing technologies are already changing the industrial base and can bring other options to the table to supply parts to the US, its forces, and its partners. What would organization, policy, processes, authorities, etc., look like?

Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence

6777 Rockledge Drive Bethesda, MD 20817

Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) Hotel
Booking a hotel room at the CLE can only be made following registration and verification. Once you complete registration, following staff review you will receive a verification email. After you receive the verification email, please call 301-581-7009 to make your hotel reservation.


Attendee Tickets

Attendee (Deadline 7/10): $150



All industry registrants must complete and send a DD2345 to by July 10.  Registration will be canceled if this document is not received.

Government and DOD registrants do not need to provide a DD2345.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be emailed to by 7/10/23 to ensure a full refund.  No refund will be given after 7/10/23.

NCMS reserves the right to cancel any registration and deny access to this event as deemed warranted.

Attendee Registration

Bookings are closed for this event.



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