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.
Diana-Lynn Herbst, NAC Chair
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.Read Full Bio
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.Read Full Bio
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.Read Full Bio
Rollie Dohrn, Jr.
Rollie is the Director of Advanced Programs at Armament Systems Division, Orbital ATK. In this role he is responsible for early development programs and technology insertion for existing programs.Read Full Bio
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.Read Full Bio
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.Read Full Bio
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.Read Full Bio
Craig S. Witte
Merrill Technologies Group
Craig Witte is the Vice President of Programs, Merrill Technologies Group in Saginaw, Michigan. He is responsible for the development of manufacturing solutions for core strategic customers, oversight of proposal operations, and end-to-end customer relationship management.Read Full Bio
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.Read Full Bio
Lewis Machine and Tool
Mr. 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.Read Full Bio
NAC Consortium Managment Firm
She supports the overall management of the National Armaments Consortium which includes over 400 companies and academic institutions brought together to enhance warfighter lethality and survivability.Read Full Bio
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.Learn More