2019 Ordnance & Ballistics Technical Working Group Meeting

The Ordnance and Ballistics  Technical Working Group Meeting will be held July 30 – August 1, 2019 at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. The objective of the Ordnance and Ballistics Classified Technical Meeting is to provide researchers, developers, and program managers (from government, academia, and industry) a forum for the exchange of information on current work related to the advancement of the technology and application of ballistics and weapon systems. The meeting provides a forum for classified, export-controlled, and limited distribution papers in the areas of ballistics, weapons effectiveness, and bomb and warhead technology. The symposium is classified at the SECRET/NOFORN level and is limited to the following US agencies: DoD, DoD Contractors, DoE, FBI, CIA, and DHS.

To learn more about the meeting please visit the event website here: https://events.bizzabo.com/2019OBTWG_Meeting.

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Inagural AMTC Collaboration Event

The U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command, Aviation & Missile Center, known as AMRDEC, hosted the Aviation & Missile Technology Consortium (AMTC) in December in Huntsville, AL. The event included many speakers who briefed over 400 attendees from the Government and members of the NAC and VLC. To review the presentations and to read more about the event click here to visit the AMTC website.  To read more about the event click here to read the article.

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2019 NCMA World Congress

The NAC will be exhibiting at the 2019 World Congress in Boston, MA from July 28-31, 2019. Come see us at booth #817.

World Congress is the National Contract Management Association’s largest education event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals. Individuals from the government (federal, state, and local); industry; and commercial business come together for networking and training for all career levels. To learn more about this event click here.

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2019 Armament Systems Forum

The NAC will be exhibiting at the 2019 Armament Systems Forum in Fredericksburg, VA June 3-6, 2019. Come see us at booth #300.

The 2019 NDIA Armament Systems Forum is planned as a single event with concurrent parallel events for each of the three division committees to ensure synergism, communication, and networking opportunities across the armament community thus ensuring value and benefits for attendees and exhibitors. The concurrent events will also allow for an expanded number of technical/oral presentations and poster presentations addressing subjects relevant to legacy and evolving future armaments. To learn more about this event click here.

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2019 Sea Air Space Exposition

The NAC will be exhibiting at this year’s 2019 Sea Air Space Exposition. Come visit us at booth #2247! The Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition was founded in 1965 as a means to bring the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies and key military decision makers together for an annual innovative, educational, professional and maritime based event located in the heart of Washington, DC.  Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission of maritime policy education and sea service support. To learn more about the event visit click here.

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2018 NAC General Membership Meeting

The Honorable Dr. Michael D. Griffin, Undersecretary of Defense for Research & Engineering

The National Armaments Consortium (NAC) has been awarded a follow-on 10-year, $10 billion ordnance technology development and prototype Other Transaction Agreement (OTA).  This agreement renews and extends three previous agreements. The new agreement was signed during the 2018 NAC General Membership Meeting, bringing the DoD’s Armaments Community together in a unique collaborative environment.
The NAC General Membership meeting is the largest annual forum where government, industry and academia, come together, to exchange information relating to the research, development and prototyping of critical armaments and ordnance systems. This year’s meeting was held April 11-13 in Crystal City, VA and hosted a record-breaking 776 representatives from different government and industry areas.
The first day of events included an agenda full of noteworthy speakers including the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, the Honorable Dr. Michael D. Griffin; the Director at US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mr. John F. Hedderich III; Program Executive Director for Ammunition, Brig. Gen. Alfred  Abramson; Program Executive Officer for Integrated Warfare Systems, Rear Adm. Douglas W. Small; and Chief Engineer for PEO Missiles and Space, Mr. Dale Moore.

Army Futures Panel at the NAC General Membership Meeting

Army Futures Panel

Major Gen. Jim Richardson, Director, Process Innovation and Integration, provided a brief on the Army Futures Command’s priorities. He stressed that the one simple focus of the Futures Command is to make soldiers and units more lethal. Major Gen. Richardson was followed by three of the Cross-Functional Teams (CFTs) leads, Brig. Gen. Stephen Maranian, Long Range Precisions Fires CFT, Brig. Gen. David Lesperance, Next Generation Combat Vehicles CFT, and Brig. Gen. Christopher Donahue, Soldier Lethality CFT. The panel discussed their challenges as it relates to DoD modernization goals and the urgent need for science and technology to be obtained rapidly in order to meet the needs of today’s warfighters.

Colonel Garry Haase, addressing the NAC General Membership Meeting

Colonel Garry Haase, Commander and
Director for Munitions for Air Force Research

Colonel Gary Haase, Commander and Director for Munitions for Air Force Research Laboratory discussed Weapon Technology Solutions for the Current and Future Fight and how important the NAC/DOTC collaboration is to obtaining technology for the good of the warfighter:

“When someone from industry tells me they have a great new solution, I always ask, ‘Do you work with NAC-DOTC? Because that’s a great way for you to get your technology to me.’”
-Col Garry Haase

Day 2 included over 135 briefings regarding DOTC FY19 Annual Plan Technology Requirements. Requirement owners briefed their specific prototype needs in order to achieve mission effectiveness.
Day 3 concluded the meeting with over 530 One-on-One meetings where attendees came together to discuss requirements, challenges, and opportunities in a unique collaborative environment.

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2019 NAC General Membership Meeting

National Armaments Consortium: Innovation through Collaboration

April 2-4, 2019

Registration is now open. This annual meeting is a forum that brings together the DoD Armaments Community with NAC Members to discuss requirements, challenges, and emerging opportunities in a unique collaborative environment using.
*This meeting is open to NAC members and the Government.
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2019 SOFIC

The NAC will be exhibiting at the 2019 Armament Systems Forum, May 20-23, 2019 in Tampa, FL.  Come see us at our booth!

SOFIC provides the perfect opportunity to network with defense industry professionals, USSOCOM leadership and government attendees. At Operation SOFtalk, connect with USSOCOM senior leadership to discuss how the SOF community can best come together to meet the demanding needs of our operators. To learn more about the event click here.

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