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…

Army inks unique R&D agreement with consortium on advanced weapons development

An Army Futures Command component tasked with driving research and engineering of high-tech weapons formally agreed to collaborate with a growing consortium of nearly 1,000 companies and universities to advance armaments development. Click HERE to view the full article.  

NAC Member Newsletter – May 2022

Welcome to the latest installment of the NAC newsletter delivering the latest and greatest from our organization in one place. We at the NAC eagerly anticipate a busy month of May for the Nation’s Armaments Consortium. I very much look forward…

NAC Member Newsletter – 1st Quarter 2022

Welcome to the latest NAC newsletter designed to deliver the news you need to know. We are excited to kick things off with this edition and will be sharing updates each month to make sure you stay informed on the…

NAC Meet A Member Series Featuring Charlie Zisette and Nate Smith!

We are pleased to present the first episode in our new Meet A Member digital series where the NAC team interviews representatives from our remarkable member organizations. To kick things off, NAC Executive Director, Charlie Zisette, is joined by Nate…

Navy, Armaments Consortium Forge Partnership to Solve Energetics Tech Challenges

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division has forged an agreement with the National Armaments Consortium to accelerate tech breakthroughs over the next six to ten years.  Under the agreement, the Navy’s hub for developing energetics-related technologies will use a flexible,…

ATI and the National Armaments Consortium Partner with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head to Tackle the Department of the Navy’s Energetics Challenges

Advanced Technology International (ATI), in partnership with the National Armaments Consortium (NAC), has signed an agreement to develop the Naval Energetic Systems and Technologies (NEST) Program. The NEST Program is a collaboration executed under an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with…


New research published by The Chertoff Group focuses on the value of the consortia-based OTA model.  NAC leadership, including Charlie Zisette, James Miller, and George Solhan, had the opportunity to speak at length with the authors of Other Transaction Authority…


Attending @NDIA Future Force this week? Stop by our booth #523 to visit with @NacExecDir, Al, and the team to learn more about how the Nation's armaments consortium is driving innovation for our warfighters!

#Collaboration #Innovation #DefenseTechnology #DefenseIndustry

Fast Fact: OT consortium management firms help to attract small business and nontraditional defense contractors to do business with the federal government, thereby diversifying the industrial base. Read more in this new report from George Mason University:

We are kicking off day 3 of the OBTWG meeting! Collaborative efforts continue with a keynote on foreign threats and sessions looking at additive manufacturing, advanced testing and energetics related technologies.

Full Day 3 agenda ⬇️

🎙️ Check out our latest episode of “The Eyes on Washington Podcast” featuring atty Dan Sennott and Stephanie Halcrow of @GeorgeMasonU. They talk about #consortia, its different models and the value proposition that it brings to the #government. Listen now:

The OBTWG is back for day two with a keynote from Dr. R. Jason Jouet, Director of Munitions Technologies, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and sessions on a host of warhead related technologies.

Full agenda here:

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