NAC Collaboration Conversation: Episode Three Featuring Charlie Zisette and Dan Roup

In the third episode of the NAC Collaboration Conversation series, Charlie Zisette, Executive Director of the NAC, is joined by Dan Roup, of Carpenter Technology. Together they discuss the importance of materials in helping the government achieve breakthrough designs.

Click HERE to watch a brief discussion on the importance of materials in helping the government achieve breakthrough designs.

Want to participate in a future Collaboration Conversation? Have a few minutes to share your perspective in developing prototypes and working with the USG?  We have a number of opportunities to engage – from these videos, to the member company spotlight, and our “Meet NAC Mondays.” If you’re interested, please reach out to Trystine Payfer at trystine@vrge.us.   We would love to hear from you and feature you in future communications.

 

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NAC Collaboration Conversation: Episode Two Featuring Charlie Zisette and Joe Buzzett

In the second episode of the NAC Collaboration Conversation series, Charlie Zisette, Executive Director of the NAC, is joined by Joe Buzzett, Chief Technology Officer at General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. Click and watch a brief discussion on utilizing the NAC to collaborate with nontraditionals and strengthen government partnerships.

Click HERE to watch a brief valuable discussion from a board members perspective on utilizing the NAC to collaborate with nontraditionals and strengthen government partnerships.

 

Want to participate in a future Collaboration Conversation? Have a few minutes to share your perspective in developing prototypes and working with the USG?  We have a number of opportunities to engage – from these videos, to the member company spotlight, and our “Meet NAC Mondays.” If you’re interested, please reach out to Trystine Payfer at trystine@vrge.us.   We would love to hear from you and feature you in future communications.

 

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NAC Collaboration Conversation: Featuring Charlie Zisette and Noel McCormick

In the first episode of the NAC Collaboration Conversation series, Charlie Zisette, Executive Director of the National Armaments Consortium, is speaking with Noel McCormick, President of the aerospace and defense engineering firm McCormick Stevenson Corporation.

Click HERE to view the video where they discuss the consortium-based Other Transaction Agreement and how non-traditional contractors can best engage with both government and other NAC consortium members.

 

Would you like to participate in a future Collaboration Conversation? Do you have a few minutes to share your experiences in developing prototypes?  We have a number of opportunities to engage – from these videos, to the member company spotlight, and our “Meet NAC Mondays.” If you’re interested, please reach out to Trystine Payfer at trystine@vrge.us.   We would love to hear from you and feature you in future communications.

 

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NAC Newsletter- March 2020

February was an eventful month for the DOTC Program, the NAC Leadership and our member companies. During the month of February, 12 new awards (valued at $198M) were made and $179M was placed on the DOTC OTA. We have 130 projects that are currently in the selection-to-award pipeline. The DOTC goals for the coming months are to eliminate the backlog of pending awards and complete the Enhanced White Paper (EWP) evaluations.

 

As a NAC leadership team, we met with all of the DOTC Program leadership to assess the program and to discuss ways to further improve our processes. We have begun two major initiatives to improve both the visibility of the program and to streamline the process in order to make it more relevant and accessible to both the government developers and the NAC members.  Specifically, we are instituting an initiative to capture the success stories of the many technology advancements made through the program by both our nontraditional and traditional contractors. The objective of this initiative is to communicate the great work being accomplished by our members to all of DOD’s modernization stakeholders (e.g. Congress, DOD Leadership, PEOs, PMs, developers, and our members). Secondly, we have begun a “process reset” initiative that is looking at all aspects of the program to simplify and speed up the award process while ensuring collaboration and compliance remain as a cornerstone of our value proposition. Our goal is to complete the process reset by June to enable holding a GMM/collaboration event this summer.

 

Moving forward, we’re thrilled to work with James Miller of Dynetics in his new capacity as Chairman of our executive committee. James is an incredible leader, he has successfully navigated the government’s contracting process for years, and he’s highly respected by his peers. We’re confident that he will provide steady leadership for the NAC well into the future.

 

Finally, we hope that all of you stay safe in the midst of the COVID-19 health crisis. Over this time, we know that many events and meetings will be postponed; however, the work of the DOTC and AMTC Programs continue to move forward.

 

Thank you all for your involvement and dedication to the mission.

 

Sincerely,

Charlie Zisette

Executive Director

 

Click here to view the March 2020 Newsletter

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Sea-Air-Space

The NAC will be exhibiting at Sea-Air-Space, April 6-8, 2020 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.  Visit us in booth 306.

Sea-Air-Space brings the U.S. defense industry and key military decision-makers together for three days of informative educational sessions, important policy discussions and a dynamic exhibit hall floor.  Owned and produced by the Navy League of the United States, Sea-Air-Space attracts maritime leaders from sea services around the globe.

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NAC Newsletter- February 2020

The new year is full of opportunities for innovation and collaboration, and we are excited to continue this journey with you.

 

Over the past decade, this consortium and its members have helped spur rapid and effective prototyping for the Department of Defense. This has become a critical pathway by which the private sector, academia and the government come together to tackle tough challenges and develop cutting-edge solutions for our men and women in uniform. It has also significantly strengthened the capacity of our industrial base.

 

Looking forward, we will work with the executive committee and the membership to continue to educate all of our government and industry stakeholders about the value of the consortium-based OTA model and the innovation it delivers for our warfighters.

 

Thank you for engagement, we look forward to working with you on another successful year.

 

Sincerely,

Charlie Zisette

Executive Director

 

Click here to view the February 2020 Newsletter

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AUSA Global Force

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The NAC will be exhibiting at the 2020 AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Alabama, March 17-19, 2020, at booth number 1108.

The 2020 AUSA ILW Global Force Symposium & Exposition is a three-day event that will include presentations from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), the United States Army Materiel Command, and the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command.

This symposium will explore the capabilities outlined in the Army Operating Concept and how the force transforms from being adaptive to driving innovation for Force 2025 and beyond. Special guest presentations, coupled with panel discussions from our senior military and industry leaders, will address critical points of acquisition, research and development, and partnering between military and industry. For the Army, this means restructuring military-industrial programs. The Army must take a hard look at its acquisition processes, with an eye towards the future, to maintain a competitive overmatch against potential adversaries.

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Navy Will Access Surface Warfare Technologies Through OTA Partnership With Industry Consortium

06/26/2019

Charleston, SC – Advanced Technology International (ATI) was awarded a new Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) by the Naval Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) to build and manage a naval surface technology consortium focused on developing naval surface and maritime capabilities.

The new consortium will be comprised of small and large businesses, academic institutions, and nonprofits collaborating to improve naval capabilities and deliver innovative solutions across a wide array of technology areas.   Through this OTA, the Navy will fund consortium member efforts to develop and prototype innovative technologies that address current and future threats in the surface and maritime environment.

Initial research opportunities will focus on the following technology areas:

  • Multi-function materials
  • Cyber
  • Big data analytics/Artificial Intelligence/machine learning
  • Directed energy science and engineering
  • Advanced computing and software engineering
  • Autonomous and unmanned systems
  • Electromagnetic environmental effects and spectrum
  • Sensor systems
  • Gun and projectile systems
  • Digital engineering
  • Human systems integration
  • Quantum technologies
  • Threat engineering
  • Mission engineering and analysis
  • Integrated warfare systems
  • Virtualization
  • Asymmetric warfare
  • Manufacturing
  • Surface offensive and defensive engagements
  • Lethality
  • Launcher technology

“ATI is honored to continue serving the Navy, our longest standing customer, as the manager of this naval surface technology consortium,” said ATI President and CEO, Chris Van Metre. “We look forward to partnering with the NSWC enterprise and the consortium membership to accelerate the collaborative development of innovative technologies needed by America’s naval surface forces.”

All private sector for-profit and not-for-profit companies, small business organizations, and academic institutions with capabilities in any of the technology domains above are encouraged to join the naval surface technology consortium. Membership is free and open to all U.S.-based organizations with relevant expertise.  More information can be found at NSTIC.org, and questions can be submitted to nstic@ati.org.

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45th Air Armaments Sypmosium: November 5-6, Ft. Walton Beach, FL; Sponsored by NDIA Gulf Coast Chapter; "Accelerating Acquisition to Maintain the Edge"

45th Air Armament Symposium

The NAC will be exhibiting at the 2019 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition at booth #58

The 45th Air Armament Symposium Objectives include:

  • Two-day interchange for senior DoD, Service and industry leadership to identify and share opportunities for DoD’s Armament Innovation and discuss current and planned armament development and modernization
  • Networking opportunities among senior leaders and Eglin R&D, acquisition, and T&E workforce

Symposium Highlights:

  • Featuring nationally recognized speakers, DoD, Air Force, Army, SOF, Navy Senior Leaders, and panel discussions with planned opportunities for Q&A
  • Defense industry armament exhibits
  • Opportunities and facilities for group and private, professional interaction between Industry and DoD
  • Professional training accreditation
  • Premier exhibit hall and hotel facilities

For more information click here.

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