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NSRP Major Initiative Areas

As described in the Strategic Investment Plan, there are there are four overarching, integrally connected major initiatives that tie the strategic vision of the Program to proposed industry research through collaborative R&D and other mechanisms. These areas are derived from both the basic organizational structure of a shipyard, the NSRP Program and the incorporation of the focus areas as outlined in the Strategic Investment Plan.

The Major Initiatives are led by Team Leads and Assistant Leads, who are from NSRP member yards and nominated by the Executive Control Board, provide technical oversight on the projects aligned with their Major Initiatives, as well as provide input and recommendations on key elements of the Program.

Business Processes & Information Technologies

Addresses the collection, use, storage and exchange of data related to all aspects of the shipbuilding enterprise, including all business processes required to acquire and transform raw materials into a quality, optimal-cost product.

Information Technologies Lead: Mark Debbink - Newport News Shipbuilding
Assistant Lead: Ashley Douglass - Bath Iron Works

Infrastructure & Support

Addresses overhead functions that support shipbuilding and repair processes to achieve safe, high-quality, environmentally responsible and productive work.

Workforce Development Lead: Mike Leleux - VT Halter
Environmental Lead: David Glynn - Ingalls Shipbuilding

Ship Design & Material Technologies

Implement cost reduction initiatives across the complete spectrum of design processes (conceptual to detailed) and the use of advanced materials to support the rapid and efficient development, construction, sustainment, and disposal of the next generation of vessels.

Lead: David Rice - Newport News Shipbuilding
Assistant Lead: Daniel Sfiligoi - NASSCO

Ship Production Technologies

The Ship Production Technologies major initiative addresses the fabrication and assembly phases of ship production including the planning and organizational structure (facilities) that support those phases.

Lead: Gary Zimak - Newport News Shipbuilding
Assistant Lead: Kirk Daniels - Electric Boat

Major Initiative Team Leads - At Large

Gaylene McHale - Ingalls Shipbuilding
Gene Miller - Bath Iron Works
Jeff Schaedig

John Walks - Ingalls Shipbuilding