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To increase the degree of integration and quality of the business partnership between NIWC Atlantic and industry.

The Contracts Industry Council will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas to enhance processes, increase efficiency, and improve acquisition productivity in support of the NIWC Atlantic mission and the warfighter. The Council will focus on issues in the acquisition process that impact the Government or a high percentage of industry partners. The CIC will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas to enhance processes to do things smarter, better, and more efficiently and to help the NIWC team co-evolve our technologies to maintain our competitive advantage.

Initiatives to be pursued by the CIC include but are not limited to the following:

  • Integration of CMMI into contract vehicles.

  • Standardization of Interfaces and Business Processes.

  • RFPs/Proposal formats, progress reports, EVM, CPARS, QASPs, etc.

  • Improving implementation of performance-based and Multiple Award contracting.

  • Updating of standard labor categories.



Government Membership: The members of the SSC-LANT Contract Strategy Council, including the Deputy for Small Business, will comprise the Government membership of the CIC.


  • SMALL | A company with less than the size standard for NAICS 541330, the most frequently applied code for contracts from NIWC. The Military and Aerospace Equipment and Military Weapons exemption applies.

  • MEDIUM | A company who is larger than the standard for small, but not on the top 20 federal contractor list as discussed below.

  • LARGE | A company who is in the top 20 of the most recent Top 100 Federal Contractor list, as published in Washington Technology.


Industry nominees’ companies must have a Prime Contract with SSC-LANT. In addition, nominees must be a full time employee of the company and be recognized by their Industry partners as having extensive experience and familiarity with the SSC-LANT business model.





Beginning June 2011, Industry members will rotate as shown in the table below. Establishing the terms and rotation plan will allow these benefits:

CIC Turnover Dates
Date Sponsor Size Representative
June 2019 CDCA Mid Derrick Nixon
January 2017 AFCEA Mid Manny Lovgren
June 2020 CDCA Large Heather Walker
January 2018 AFCEA Small Jennifer Osment
June 2018 CDCA Small Gary Jaffe
January 2019 AFCEA Large Amy Bare
  • Rotation dates align with AFCEA and CDCA elections of Board Members. Thus new Industry candidates can be nominated to the CIC Chair by the new board.

  • Allows AFCEA/CDCA Boards time to plan and nominate candidate replacements.

  • Provides Industry companies the view of CIC member openings and opportunities to apply.

  • Phases change of business size representation.

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