NAC is The Industry & Academia Component Of DOTC

The NAC Vision is to be the preeminent collaboration organization that enables Government, Industry, and Academia to deliver rapid Armaments innovation for the Nation's security.

Our mission is to foster collaboration between Government, Industry and Academia to deliver dominant solutions to complex National Armament challenges.

The National Armaments Consortium commits ourselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct and confidentiality. We value:
• Collaboration and Teamwork
• Innovation, Creativity and Agility
• Transparency and Accountability
• Stewardship of Precious Resources
• Responsiveness, Relevance and Timeliness
• Excellence in Leadership and Management
• Courage to act Boldly, Responsibly and with Vision
• Duty and Service to our Members and the Nation

Benefits to Membership
  • Opportunity to become active partners in the development of armaments technology requirements.
  • Work closely with government program sponsors to develop research and development funding priorities.
  • Direct access to government funding sponsors and technology managers as well as information regarding ongoing research and development activities, future research and development requirements and strategic visioning.
  • The ability to compete for funding executed under an Section 815 for Prototypes Other Transactions Agreement.
  • Outreach and networking opportunities with other industry and academia members, as well as government stakeholders.

Executive Committee

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Diana-Lynn Herbst, NAC Chair

CLogic Defense

Diana-Lynn is the Director of Contracts and Compliance for Clogic Defense, a small, woman owned business that specializes in the design, development, prototyping, and manufacture of armament products for the Department of Defense.

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Charlie Zisette

NAC Executive Director

He was a founding member of the NAC in 2000 and has served on the NAC Executive Committee for more than 8 years. He has also served on the DOTC Executive Committee governing the joint DoD and industry consortia.

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George Solhan

NAC Director of Customer Affairs

Retired from the Senior Executive Service where he culminates his 23 year career as the Deputy Chief of Naval Research for Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism Science & Technology and the Director of the USMC Science & Technology.

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Rollie Dohrn, Jr.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Armament Systems

Rollie is the Chief Engineer, Precision Guidance and Advanced Weapons,Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Armament Systems. In this role he is responsible for early development programs and technology insertion for existing programs.

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Daniel Hartman

Spectra Technologies

Daniel is the Director of Business Development. He has been active in defense research and development programs leading to the development, demonstration and production of a wide range of military and law enforcement systems over a 34 year career.

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Joe Buzzett

General Dynamics, OTS

Joe Buzzett is the Director of Technology Programs, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is responsible for coordinating the technology development activities across all of the company’s Strategic Business Units.

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Dr. Paritosh Dave


Dr. Paritosh R. Dave is a VP/Sr. Program Manager and Business Area Manager for Defense Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) within the Defense and Intelligence group of Leidos. Responsible for strategic planning, program management and execution, business development and capture, risk management and compliance, resource allocation and monitoring, and management of personnel at Picatinny Arsenal and other Leidos locations.

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James Miller

Dynetics, Inc.

Mr. James Miller earned a BS in Computer Science from Auburn University in 1983 and earned a MS in Operations Research from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1993. Mr. Miller has been supporting DoD weapon systems development programs since 1985 in a variety of technical and program management areas. His primary area of expertise is warheads and lethality.

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Karl Lewis

Lewis Machine and Tool


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Dr. Tim Eden

Penn State University

Timothy J. Eden, Ph.D. holds positions at the Pennsylvania State University as research professor and head of the Materials Processing Division at the Applied Research Laboratory and professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics.

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Wendy Hummers

National Technical Systems

Mrs. Wendy Hummers is the Director of DoD Programs for NTS (National Technical Systems), a large business specializing in testing, inspection, and engineering services. Wendy is responsible for the development of contracts, building new partnerships, and new technologies.

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Dave Turovsky

Polymer Technologies, Inc.

Dave Turovsky is the Director of Aerospace, Defense Programs and New Business Development for Polymer Technologies, Inc. a precision injection molder of engineered polymers, metals, ceramics and small business.

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Shawn Gore

NAC Consortium Managment Firm

Mr. Gore is Vice President of the Armament Technologies Division at ATI. Mr. Gore leads the coordination and execution of solicitation processes and single-point contracting efforts for three programs, to include the largest program managed by ATI, the Department of Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC).

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Consortium Management Firm for NAC

Advanced Technology International (ATI) serves as the Consortium Management Firm for NAC. ATI supports the NAC Executive Director in the day-to-day affairs of the consortium to ensure the efficient and effective operations. ATI processes NAC member applications, member dues and assessment invoices/payments, and coordinates the annual General Membership meeting.

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