Bipartisan effort to support defense textile manufacturers

May 1st, 2022

Military textile manufacturers are seeking relief in the face of double-digit cost increases.Photo: Creative Commons The Department of Defense (DOD) procures nearly $2 billion worth of military textiles, helmets, armor, footwear and clothing annually, through the purchase of more than 8,000 items. But many companies are now operating on Firm Fixed Price contracts that were […]

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Tactical advantages in the military market

September 1st, 2019

Department of Defense contracts can be lucrative, but it takes work  to get in—and to stay in. by Jeff Moravec Any company in the specialty fabrics industry would be interested in doing business with a client that has a budget of more than $700 billion, right? You’d think so. But big numbers can come with […]

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NCTO praises textile outcomes in FY 2017 Defense Bill

January 18th, 2017

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) applauded the senate’s 92-7 vote to pass S. 2943, the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Defense bill would give way to favorable textile industry outcomes. There wasn’t any increase to the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT). The Berry Amendment was exempted from changes to the procurement […]

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Department of Defense announces new flexible electronics institute

September 9th, 2015

As part of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) effort to partner with the private sector and academia to help the United States increase innovative manufacturing, the Obama administration recently announced a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for flexible hybrid electronics to a group of 162 companies, universities and nonprofits led by the FlexTech Alliance. Part of […]

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