The National Armaments Consortium Welcomes 1000th Member with Addition of Equinox Innovative Systems

Veteran-Owned Drone Technology Company Joins the Nation’s Leader in Armaments Technology Development for the DoD

Summerville, SC, February 15, 2023 – The National Armaments Consortium today announced the addition of Equinox Innovative Systems (EIS) as the organization’s 1000th member company. EIS joins an unparalleled network of traditional and nontraditional defense contractors, academic institutions, and national research laboratories that collaborate with the Department of Defense to deliver breakthrough technologies to ensure U.S. warfighters have the decisive edge on the battlefield.

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40th Annual Firepower Awards Recognize Outstanding Contributions to Our National Defense by Individuals in Industry and Government

Whippany, New Jersey — The National Armaments Consortium (NAC), in partnership with the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Picatinny Chapter, recognized 15 recipients at the 40th Annual Firepower Awards Luncheon on November 3rd in Whippany, New Jersey. The Firepower awards honor individuals from industry and government whose outstanding service in the areas of technology management, development, and production made a major contribution to the national defense.

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National Armaments Consortium Membership Elects Kord Technologies’ Steve Cornelius and COLSA Corporation’s Cathy Dickens to Executive Committee

Cornelius and Dickens Join Diverse ExCom which Supports Collaboration for Rapid and Effective Armaments Development for our Warfighters
SUMMERVILLE, SC (October 17, 2022) — The National Armaments Consortium (NAC) today announced that Steve Cornelius and Cathy Dickens have been elected to its executive committee, filling key leadership roles for the nation’s leading organization rapidly developing innovative armaments prototypes for our warfighters.



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George Mason University Publishes New Report on The Value of The Consortia Model to the Defense Acquisition Ecosystem

Key findings:  The Consortia Model promotes innovation,
expands the industrial base, and accelerates acquisition

Fairfax, Va. – July 20, 2022 – The George Mason University Center for Government Contracting today released a new research report examining the value of the consortia model to the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition process.

Key findings from the report include: the consortia model enhances communication between government and industry via dedicated collaboration events; the consortia model expands the defense industrial base as nontraditional defense contractors make up 77% of  the membership for the 12 consortia surveyed and serve as the lead contractor on nearly 70% of awards through those consortia; and in certain circumstances, the consortia model can significantly speed up acquisition timeliness and free up the DoD acquisition workforce to perform other critical tasks.

The report – “The Power of Many: Leveraging Consortia to Promote Innovation, Expand the Defense Industrial Base, and Accelerate Acquisition”–  is co-authored by George Mason University Center for Government Contracting Senior Fellow Stephanie Halcrow, and Moshe Schwartz, President of Etherton & Associates.

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