On October 27, President Obama unveiled new executive actions aimed at strengthening U.S. manufacturing. The actions were announced at a meeting of the American Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Steering Committee, a working group of 19 business and industry leaders created by President Obama in 2011. The AMP presented its final report, which laid out recommendations for accelerating U.S. advanced manufacturing, and the policy solutions prescribed by the President respond to those recommendations. The executive actions include more than $300 million for NASA and the departments of Defense, Energy and Agriculture to invest in emerging technologies that the AMP identified as crucial to U.S. competitiveness: advanced materials, including composites and bio-based materials; advanced sensors for manufacturing; and digital manufacturing. The White House announcement is available here.