The NNI's website was finally - after two months - updated this week with a White House press release on President Obama's visit to Carnegie Mellon University and announcements re Advanced Manufacturing programs (AMP).  It was good to see the webpage back in action.  Earlier this year, OSTP's Travis Earles (who has since left for an industry position) had told audiences how the webpage was finally being upgraded after a long wait.  The site was upgraded, true, but then promptly stopped being updated (the last news update was April 25, 2011).  Hopefully, if NNI is to thrive and drive a better future, the updates will be frequent, certainly more frequent that every other month.

The Department of Energy, in a move related to AMP, announced recent manufacturing job training initiatives.