CNavS Research Expenditures by Customer

The Center for Naval Systems (CNavS) is a center under ICTAS National Security research thrust, commited to establishing Virginia Tech as a national leader in national security research by being a premier enabler of research in science, technology and engineering. The CNavS was formed to provide leadership within Virginia Tech to execute contract research in support of national security. This is significantly different from traditional grant research, and in a challenging and highly competitive field. The competitive advantage that the CNavS intends to bring is two-fold: first, a single point of contact for government program managers to approach for their research needs and, second, a focus on bridging basic research to production where it can, ultimately, end up meeting warfighter requirements. The fundamental value of the CNavS is that it will enable researchers to conduct interesting and valuable research with DoD and DHS and allow researchers to focus on the science and technology while CNavS manages the business tasks. CNavS will:

  1. Identify research funding opportunities and assist Principal Investigators in developing those opportunities.
  2. With the assistance of OSP, develop contractual vehicles to facilitate contract research.
  3. Assist Principal Investigators in project management.
  4. Help develop projects utilizing CRADAs and EPAs that result in DoD and DHS entities assisting Virginia Tech to achieve common research and education goals.

CNavS Milestones

  • August 2013: Dahlgren IDIQ awarded

    Pax River Visit

    Members of the ICTAS National Security Thrust visited Pax River in December 2013 and were taken on a tour of the F-35 hangar which houses the military’s newest joint strike fighter.

  • April 2012: EMBERS project awarded through IARPA
  • March 2012: Extended our Educational Partnering Agreement with NSWC Dahlgren for 3 additional years.
  • November 2011: Awarded Cooperative Agreement with Space and Naval Warfare System Center Pacific
  • October 2011: Awarded three research tasks under the Naval Engineering Education Consortium
  • January 2011: Awarded IDIQ contract with Space and Naval Warfare System Center Atlantic
  • December 2010: Awarded IDIQ contract with Marine Corps Systems Command (sub to MTCSC)
  • October 2010: Awarded two research tasks under Naval Engineering Education Consortium.
  • August 2010: Awarded IDIQ contract to Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane (sub to Gryphon Technologies)
  • July 2010: Four Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate (GUSS) vehicles participate with Marine Corps operaters in RIMPAC 10 (Rim of the Pacific Exercise)
  • February 10, 2010: Awarded IDIQ contract with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • August 11, 2009: “Umbrella” Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Signed with NSWC Dahlgren Division
  • June 8, 2009: Awarded Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract with Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division
  • May 1, 2009: Center for Naval Systems Founded
  • March 3, 2009: Educational Partnering Agreement Signed with NSWC Dahlgren Division
  • January 14, 2009: Non-Disclosure Agreement Signed with NSWC Dahlgren Division
  • November 25, 2008: Memorandum of Understanding Signed with NSWC Dahlgren Division