The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) will issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing.”
This FOA establishes a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute to develop technologies that will advance US manufacturing competitiveness, energy efficiency, and innovation. This Institute, the sixth one established by the Department of Energy, focuses on Cybersecurity in Manufacturing—understanding the evolving cybersecurity threats to greater energy efficiency in manufacturing industries, developing new cybersecurity technologies and methods, and sharing information and expertise to the broader community of US manufacturers.
EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office will oversee this FOA. It is anticipated it may include two technical areas of interest: Securing Automation and Securing the Supply Chain. EERE plans to issue the FOA via the EERE Exchange in the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2019.