MCB QUANTICO VA (January 12, 2020) Members of the Marine Corps Systems Command Accelerated Acquisition Team received a Department of the Navy Agility & Accountability Awards Program Award in the Agile Policy Reform Category during a ceremony aboard MCB Quantico VA. Team Members include Robin Howard, Jason Gregory, Beverly Reinharz, Natalie Dahm, Gregory Robinson, Kelly Gibson, Angela Baltor, and John Clark. The ceremony was conducted by BGen Arthur Pasagian and CAPT Frank Futcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Matt Gonzales)
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Welcome To NavalX

NavalX serves as the Department of Navy (DON) workforce "super-connector," focused on scaling non-traditional agility methods across the DON workforce. Our Naval culture of decentralized autonomy has been described as an innovation landscape marked by isolated and short-lived bursts of success.

The approach is to connect to these isolated pockets of excellence to capture and scale the methodologies being employed, increasing awareness of cross-Department of Defense (DoD) and external successes, lessons learned, and subject matter experts.

NavalX was formally announced in February 2019, as a direct-report initiative under the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition (ASN RDA).

NavalX Suite of Services

Use NavalX Collider Space

NavalX maintains a physical presence in a co-working tech shop in Alexandria, VA. The space is a full service facility to convene or host a variety of planned events and workshops help examine and understand problems, capture innovative agility methods and tools, grow ideas, and craft solutions.

Attend a NavalX Facilitated Event

Organizations can contact NavalX to schedule a facilitated event hosted by the NavalX. The team has personnel trained in human centered design thinking, agile scrum, and lean startup to help organizations better understand and frame their challenges. If NavalX is unable to accommodate, NavalX also maintains a list of other organizations that also facilitate the event.

Train With the CAW

Looking to "go agile," or just to get better at problem-solving? It doesn't need to be hard or expensive. Centers for Adaptive Warfighting classes are taught by our personnel, with examples from within the Department. On telework? No problem. Remote training coming soon!

CAW courses for practitioners include Warfighter-Centered Design, Military Scrum Master, and Mission Accelerator. For O-6+ or equivalent, the Executive Leaders Course offers familiarity with each of the tools, and recommended agile leadership techniques.

Publish a Playbook

NavalX help to frame the Playbook and provide a digital commons for user communities to create, edit, and promulgate (when appropriate) guides, case-studies, and full execution playbooks for needs and problems voiced by the workforce.

Connect to a Tech Bridge

Tech Bridges will CONNECT, REINFORCE, and SUSTAIN acceleration ecosystems in off-base locations across the DON. These Tech Bridges will partner with start-ups, academia, corporations, small businesses, non-profits, private capital, and government entities.

MCB QUANTICO VA (January 12, 2020) Members of the Marine Corps Systems Command Accelerated Acquisition Team received a Department of the Navy Agility & Accountability Awards Program Award in the Agile Policy Reform Category during a ceremony aboard MCB Quantico VA. Team Members include Robin Howard, Jason Gregory, Beverly Reinharz, Natalie Dahm, Gregory Robinson, Kelly Gibson, Angela Baltor, and John Clark. The ceremony was conducted by BGen Arthur Pasagian and CAPT Frank Futcher. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Matt Gonzales)
Submit an Agility Award

Every day, our workforce develops superb solutions to a range of complex problems encountered while reforming our business operations to create agility in our globally deployed forces. The Agility & Accountability Awards Program (A3P) identifies and acknowledges these pioneering Naval leaders, units, and activities in order to inspire the problem solvers of the future.

In The News

24 January 2020

Navy Announces New Funding Opportunities for Innovative Small Businesses

By Warren Duffie Jr., Office of Naval Research

ARLINGTON, Va.- The Department of the Navy (DoN) wants to collaborate with innovative small businesses to deliver advanced technology that will sustain and modernize existing ships, aircraft and ground vehicles.

To solicit a wide variety of small business partners, the DoN Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs-both located at the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-have announced expanded funding opportunities through a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). BAAs are requests for scientific or research proposals.

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Email Address

agility@navy.mil