August 2023

Department of Energy Announces Up to $4.7 Million for Manufacturi­ng Cybersecurity Innovation

Washington, D.C. (August 17, 2023) – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in collaboration with the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), announced a new request for proposal (RFP) for up to $4.7 million to enhance the cybersecurity landscape within American manufacturing. This RFP will support energy efficient cybersecure manufacturing, aligning with the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO) and EERE’s mission to drive U.S. manufacturing and supporting our collective push for a globally competitive, clean, and decarbonized economy.

“Ensuring a prosperous manufacturing future requires constant evolution in security, especially as we take leaps in innovation,” said Christopher Saldana, Director of the DOE’s Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO). “Through CyManII, we’re ensuring that our commitment to safety and cybersecurity is in tandem with our push for advanced manufacturing, reinforcing both the strength and resilience of U.S. manufacturing.”

This RFP is soliciting projects within three critical Industry Use Cases (IUCs):

  1. Industrial Control Systems: Project will explore industry-relevant security controls for the production and supply chain of Industrial Control Systems (ICS). The goal is to ensure digital integrity, supply chain traceability, and resilience to cyber events.
  2. Secure Industrial Digitalization: Projects will help small and medium-sized manufacturers secure their digital transformation by identifying and developing effective digitalization practices without introducing new cyber risks.
  3. Industrial Additive Manufacturing:  Projects will demonstrate how additive manufacturers can secure product integrity and supply chain traceability, reducing costs by securely tracking their product’s digital history.

For each IUC, the RFP seeks proposals that advance capabilities across five technical areas, including industrial environments, industrial solutions, industrial integration, research and general capabilities (including workforce development).

Proposals for this RFP must be submitted by September 29, 2023, at 7 p.m. EST.

To learn more, register for an informational webinar, which will take place on September 6, 2023.

CyManII is the sixth institute funded by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office, which co-manages the institute with the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response .

CyManII is also a part of Manufacturing USA®, a network of federally funded institutes that have a specialized technology focus to increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness and promote a robust and sustainable national manufacturing R&D infrastructure.