Teaming for Innovation

NSAM works closely with the Navy’s acquisition community

NSAM works closely with the Navy’s acquisition community while teaming with industry to identify manufacturing technology issues that negatively impact efficiency, both with respect to cost and time. NSAM projects are specifically focused on Navy platforms. Industry identifies potential projects and submits those project ideas in the form of an issue paper. Projects are selected after obtaining input from Navy Program Offices. This approach allows NSAM to concentrate on projects that are important to both the Navy and the DoD manufacturing industry that build and repair the Navy’s platforms.

NSAM’s preferred approach to contracting with the industry is to engage prospective providers early in the process to agree on the contract terms and conditions of a Base Task Order Agreement.

By getting a Base Agreement in place ahead of time, individual Task Orders can be issued promptly upon ONR’s approval of specific projects, and project work can begin without delay.