NAC is The Industry & Academia Component Of DOTC

Working in close collaboration with DOTC, the government consortium counterpart, the NAC-DOTC strategic alliance has helped companies bring their innovative prototype solutions to the government marketplace. NAC is one of the largest consortium of private sector stakeholders in the market today. Streamlined membership processes allow for large businesses, small businesses and academia to rapidly join the diverse and growing membership. Governed by a nine-member Executive Committee consisting of a proportional number of representatives from large businesses, small businesses and academia, members business priorities are fairly represented in strategic planning efforts.

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

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.

Orbital ATK

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.

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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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Kurt Oschman

MS Technology, Inc.

President and CEO of an innovative small business known for designing, prototyping, and fabricating one-of-a-kind and first-of-a-kind equipment to support our customer’s most challenging projects.

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Dr. Paritosh Dave


Sr. Program Manager within the Engineering and Technology Division of Leidos (formerly Science Applications International Corporation, SAIC). Leidos is a science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health, and engineering.

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Dan Haun

Nammo Talley, Inc.

Dan is the Vice President of Engineering and Research. Nammo Talley is a pioneer in developing components for aircrew escape systems, automobile airbag, artillery range extensions, submunition dispensing systems, shoulder-fired weapons, and other key propellant-loaded devices.

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Karl Lewis

Lewis Machine and Tool


Dr. Eric Boyer

Penn State University

Eric is a research faculty member at Penn State’s University Park campus. He is also the Assistant Director and Safety Officer of the High Pressure Combustion Laboratory, one of the premiere university combustion and propulsion research facilities in the nation.

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Dolly Pelto

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.

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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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