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The NCDMM's mission is to promote the use of cost-effective manufacturing solutions by U.S.-based producers of Department of Defense (DoD) systems by assisting with the ongoing identification, implementation of, and transition to, state-of-the-art manufacturing and technology solutions. NCDMM is the managing organization of America Makes, the nation's first Institute of Manufacturing Innovation. Established in 2012 and based in Youngstown, Ohio, America Makes is the flagship Institute for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI).