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Y-12 provides manufacturing leadership for the federal government and U.S. industry. Manufacturing challenges are met by leveraging Y-12's capabilities, subject matter expertise, and industrial and academic partnerships. The depth and breadth of Y 12's capabilities and expertise enable Y-12 to address current and emerging national security challenges by: (1) solving unique, high-risk manufacturing problems; (2) eliminating the most difficult manufacturability and technology development obstacles; (3) protecting classified and proprietary materials, and information; (4) developing unique technologies to optimize manufacturing and systems performance; and (5) executing projects efficiently.