NAC is The Industry & Academia Component Of DOTC

The NAC Vision is to be the perrminent 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.

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


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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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