The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in collaboration with the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), announced a new request for proposals (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 competitive, clean and decarbonized economy.
“Ensuring a prosperous manufacturing future requires constant evolution in security, especially as we take leaps in innovation,” said Christopher Saldaña, director of DOE’s Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO). “Through CyManII, we are 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):
- Industrial control systems: 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.
- 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.
- 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).
Federal funding for this RFP will require a 20% recipient cost share, bringing the total potential investment to $5.9 million. You can view the full RFP here. Proposals for this RFP must be submitted by Sept. 29, 2023.
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