Active and Engaged
The National Armaments Consortium (NAC), which ATI has managed since 2009, engages its membership and facilitates teaming by offering a diverse portfolio of collaboration opportunities.
The NAC holds frequent collaboration events, including one-on-one sessions between government and industry stakeholders, Speed Networking to help members form teams, proposer’s conferences where members can learn about a new opportunity, industry days, and many more. The consortium also offers robust online collaboration tools, like a searchable database of member capabilities and a suite of training materials and a document library, and the programs showcases new member companies via their website and social media.
The NAC’s membership is powerful evidence of the benefits of these collaborative engagements: NAC currently has 565 nontraditional contractors among its membership, representing 74% of its 710 members. Within the NAC, nontraditional members receive 46% of the project awards as primes, with the remaining 54% going to traditional contractors who either have teamed with nontraditional defense contractors or have opted to cost-share. These partnerships result in more innovative prototype development that ultimately improves our national security.
By offering a broad range of opportunities for collaboration, the NAC is able to attract participants from across the armaments and ordnance industry and build a diverse membership with robust participation by small and large businesses, nonprofits, and academic institutions and a 92% member retention rate each year.