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Naval Sea Systems Command

 Naval Sea Systems Command



Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is accountable for the health of the U.S. Navy's ships and systems to ensure they can efficiently protect and defend America through modern and innovative research, engineering and maintenance.


  • Robust Standards
  • Challenge Where Necessary
  • Defend Your Thinking
  • Quality
  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Innovation & Learning
  • Safety
  • Speed, Agility, Flexibility

Strategic Priorities

  • Improving Ship Maintenance
  • Reinvigorate Shipboard Preventative Maintenance
  • Warfighting System Commonality
  • Accelerate Knowledge Transfer
  • Modern Learning / Knowledge Management
  • Exploit the "Knee in the Curve"
  • Challenge Every Requirement
  • Reestablish Ship Characteristics Improvement Board
  • Maximize Commonality Across Platforms


NAVSEA is comprised of 60,000 civilian, military and contract support personnel, command staff, headquarters directorates, affiliated Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and numerous field activities. Together, they engineer, build, buy and maintain ships, submarines and combat systems that meet the Fleet’s current and future operational requirements. NAVSEA is the largest of the Navy’s five system commands, accounting for one quarter of the Navy’s entire budget, with a fiscal year budget of nearly $30 billion.

NAVSEA manages 150 acquisition programs and foreign military sales cases that include billions of dollars in annual military sales to partner nations. It has 33 activities in 16 states and strives to be an efficient provider of defense resources for the nation as well as the Navy Enterprise. As a Provider Command, it has the responsibility of directing resource sponsors into the proper mix of manpower and resources to properly equip the fleet.

NAVSEA has the further responsibility of establishing and enforcing technical authority in combat system design and operation. These technical standards use the organization's technical expertise to ensure systems are engineered effectively, and that they operate safely and reliably.

Small Business Opportunities

The SBA and Department of the Navy have a statutory goal of 23% of its prime contracting dollars aligned or subcontracted to small businesses. NAVSEA is consistently soliciting for acquisitions requiring the highest quality of services and products to help sustain and progress its mission. The DoN's Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and NAVSEA can assist small businesses, including veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, HUBZone, small disadvantaged, and women-owned small business concerns in marketing their products and services to NAVSEA for successful acquisitions.

To view the FY19-FY20 Strategic Plan, click here

Buying Activities

NAVSEA currently contracts for the following services:

  • Ships, shipboard weapons and combat systems
  • Design and integrating
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Modernization and conversion
  • Technical, industrial and logistic support
  • Other professional services, such as engineering, finance and program management

Small Business Contact

Naval Sea Systems Command

Office: (202) 781-3965

To view NAVSEA's organizational chart, click here

DON Office of Small Business Programs: (202) 781-2061