What’s New? Discover the news defense manufacturers need to know now. A Close-Up of Defense and Manufacturing in Illinois Get a brief overview of ILDMC and the defense manufacturing community in Illinois. Infographic available for download. Illinois Defense Manufacturing Consortium (ILDMC) Awarded Grant A consortium led by the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement at the University of Illinois Chicago has been awarded a five-year, $5 million grant through the U.S. Department of… Illinois Defense Network: Achievements from Q3-Q4 2021 Supported by the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) in the Department of Defense (DOD), the IDN team has worked to promote and support Illinois’ defense industry and impacted communities over three… CMMC 2.0 - What Does it Mean for Manufacturers? In 2021 the Department of Defense shifted away from its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) with the launch of CMMC 2.0. But what does that mean for defense manufacturers?