Technology: The D.A.T.A. Center

The Intersection of Technology and Manufacturing


The innovation and life changing technologies coming from shop floors across the country play a central role in creating manufacturing jobs in the United States and maintaining our competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Continued innovation in manufacturing depends on national technology policies that drive economic growth, productivity gains and job creation.

The NAM D.A.T.A. (Driving the Agenda for Technology Advancement) Center educates policy makers and the public about the intersection of technology and manufacturing. It brings together private-sector expertise and public-sector influence to support a robust technology policy agenda on behalf of the entire manufacturing ecosystem.

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“Manufacturers are the creators, users, servicers, and installers of the Internet of Things. Billions of connected devices are pervasive throughout manufactured products and on the shop floors where they are made. This technology is creating enormous opportunity and driving transformative change. It has made all manufacturers into technology companies.”Excerpt from “Cybersecurity in the Manufacturing Sector” by Brian Raymond, NAM Director, Innovation Policy



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