February 1, 2024

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in collaboration with the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), announced the selection of 10 projects with a combined total of $4.8 million in research and development funding to enhance the cybersecurity landscape within American manufacturing. These projects will advance cybersecure, energy efficient manufacturing, aligning with the missions of DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and EERE’s Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO) to drive U.S. manufacturing and supporting the nation’s collective push for a competitive, clean, and decarbonized economy.

“Each of these projects represents a significant investment into American manufacturing resiliency,” said AMMTO director Christopher Saldana “By working with CyManII and each of our project partners to build secure and sustainable process that evolve with new innovations, we can help ensure a robust and cybersecure manufacturing sector here in the United States.”

These 10 projects were selected within three critical industry use cases:

  1. Industrial Control Systems: These projects 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: These projects will help small and medium-sized manufacturers to secure the digital transformations of their companies by identifying and developing effective digitalization practices without introducing new cyber risks.
  3. Industrial Additive Manufacturing: These projects will demonstrate how additive manufacturers can secure product integrity and supply chain traceability, reducing costs by securely tracking the digital histories of their products.

View a list of selected projects here.

CyManII is one of DOE’s seven Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institutes and is managed by EERE’s AMMTO, which funds the institute in consultation 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.