This report, National Smart Manufacturing Strategic Plan, responds to language outlined in the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill 2019, Report 115-258, on page 75, which states:

The Committee directs the Department to develop a national smart manufacturing plan that will identify areas where the Department can facilitate more rapid development, deployment, and adoption of smart manufacturing technologies. The Department shall submit a plan to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress not later than 180 days after the enactment of this act.