Welcome to the Team SUB Small Business Sustainment Technology Showcase, capitalizing on small businesses for sustainment and maintenance technology needs.

NCMS is partnering with NAVSEA to host the Small Business Sustainment Technology Showcase, September 16-17, 2020. This virtual event will be an introduction to innovative technologies from Small Businesses that will assist the Program Executive Offices (PEO) with a broad spectrum and high level of shipyard modernization efforts. Government participants will be key decision-makers for a wide variety of initiatives. At this event, industry participants will learn more about NAVSEA’s current needs and what may be coming in the near future.

Exhibitors: The purpose of this event is to introduce the decision-makers with the Submarine PEOs at the Washington Navy Yard to innovative maintenance and sustainment technologies from small businesses around the United States.

Please be aware that this event is open to small businesses only.

Definition of Small Business:

A definition of Small Business can be found in the Small Business Administration (SBA) Table of Size Standards for North American Industry by visiting: https://www.sba.gov/contracting/getting-started-contractor/make-sure-you-meet-sba-size-standards/table-small-business-size-standards


Please check back frequently for updates. Details are subject to change.

DAY 1 – September 16, 2020
0800 – 0805 Administrative Message
Mrs. Angelle Dent-King
SUB DAC Office

0805 – 0815 Welcome Message/Opening Remarks
Rear Admiral Edward L. Anderson
Deputy Commander, Team Submarine, In-Service (SEA 07)

0815 – 0845 Key Note Speaker

Mr. Jimmy Smith
Director, Office of Small Business Programs
Department of Navy

TEAM SUB Directorate

0845 – 0900
Mr. Michael Breslin
Executive Director, In-Service

Mr. Nidak Sumrean 
Executive Director, Submarines

Mr. Michel McClatchey
Executive Director, Undersea Integration & USW CTO

0930 – 1015
NCMS / CTMA Overview
Debbie Lilu, NCMS

1015 – 1030 Break


CAPT Jonathan J. Kim (PM) or Steve Thorensen (DPM)
PMS 391 – Submarine Escape and Rescue

Dr. Aaron Darnton
NUWC Keyport

1100 – 1115

Dave Harrelson
PMS 404 – Undersea Weapons

Margaret (Meg) Stout

Various Presenters
NSWC Carderock

End of Day

DAY 2 – September 17, 2020
0845 – 0900
Opening Remarks
Explanation of Tech Talk Sessions

0900 – 1200
Tech Talks – Industry presenter schedule will be communicated once finalized

All Exhibiting small businesses should be able to support one of the NAICS Codes or listed Desired Technologies

The desired technologies cover maintenance and sustainment only. Companies with the following North American Industry Classification System (NIACS) codes will fall under that definition. Small businesses without NAICS codes are still eligible to participate.

NAICS Code Descriptions

541330 – Engineering Services
541712 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)
336611 – Ship Building and Repairing
334511 – Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing
33411 – Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing

If you are unsure if your business qualifies as a Small Business, or to ask other questions please feel free to contact eventsupport@ncms.org  with any questions you may have.

Space is limited, early registration is highly encouraged.


Virtual Platform Testing

All industry presenters will be required to attend one of two scheduled test dates to ensure the virtual event is as successful as possible. Test dates are:

Monday, September 7: 10:00 EDT
Monday, September 14: 10:00 EDT

Approved attendees will be sent connection information prior to testing periods.



Desired Technologies

Please review the list of desired technologies before you apply. All application abstracts will be evaluated by the host facility for compatibility with listed technology needs. Final determination for attendance will be made by the host facility. Thank you for your interest.

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Electronics Obsolescence
  • Test Set Improvement and Obsolescence
  • Obsolescence Solution Development (Process and Requirements)
  • Software Based Reverse Engineering
  • Coatings (Engine housings, fuel tanks, etc.)
  • Metal Treatments for Defense Materials
  • Cable Harness Supportability
  • Circuit Card Supportability
  • Computer System and Micro-Electronic Obsolescence
  • 3D System(s) Mapping
  • Electronic Sensing of Atmospheric Contaminants
  • Intelligent Assistant for 24/7 Distance Support
  • Non-Invasive Anti-Fouling Assessment
  • Composite Materials Replacement for Aging Hull/Mechanical/Electrical (HM&E) Items
  • Hull Treatment Maintenance and Repair
  • Gas Sensor for Early Battery (i.e. UUV) Fault Detection
  • Closed Loop CNC Tool Path Planning for the Additive Manufacture of Computer Geometries
  • Additive Manufacturing of High Quality Fasteners
  • Non-Destructive Test Methods for Inspection of Interior Surfaces and Complex Geometries
  • Ship Control and Data Distribution System; displays are currently not supportable nor repairable obsolete)
  • Materials to Support Repair and Procurement (design and improvements)
  • Micro/Miniature Repair
  • Model Based Product Support
  • Depot Material Forecasting
  • Low Cost Data Format Conversion Capabilities
  • Reverse Engineering Capability
  • Data Architecture and Analysis Supporting Undersea Weapon Maintenance and Supply Chain Management
  • Propeller Reverse Engineering and Material Design
  • Supply System Organic Workload Cadence
  • Private Sector Manufacturing Best Practices and Analysis
  • Warfare Center Facility Support Improvements
  • Maintenance/ Tech Refresh Scheduling Analysis (to achieve minimum down time)
  • Modernization of Software Databases
  • Programmable Chip Applications
  • Obsolescence Based on Reliability
  • Obsolescence Management (forecasting HM&E, software, other system elements)
  • Predictive Reliability Based on Environmental Conditions
  • Design for Affordability (material pull-thru and/or extended life)
  • Property Management Efficiencies and Support
  • Modeling and Simulation of Manpower Planning (impacts of new construction)
  • Cybersecurity in the 2st Century
  • Counterfeit Material Recognition and Analysis
  • Technical Degree Recruitment and Detection
  • Modernization and Acceleration of Military Construction and Naval Facilities Development, Planning and Execution
  • Laser Ablation Technology Applications
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Solutions for Achieving High Inventory Accuracy
  • Submarine Rescue Fiber-optic Measurement for Launch and Recovery System Loads and Accelerations
  • We know that many of you are still working from home and distractions can be plentiful! If you need to leave the meeting, please hang up and re-dial in when you are ready to join again.
  • DO NOT PLACE THE CONFERENCE LINE ON HOLD. The hold music that will play for the rest of the group will distract from the tasks at hand.
  • Always keep your microphone on mute unless you are speaking. With such a large group, it’s necessary to avoid even the slightest background noises so that audio is clear.
  • Stay present and embrace the virtual forum! It may be tempting to carry on a side conversation or check your inbox during a quiet moment, but try to refrain. You might miss out on key information or an opportunity to give valuable input.

If there is any question as to whether you qualify for a specific registration type, please email eventsupport@ncms.org for clarification.

Government Attendee

Individuals with a NON-CTR .mil or .gov email address
Registration deadline is Friday, September 11, 3:00 PM EDT

Exhibitor Application

Due to limited space, all exhibitors must submit an application to attend this event. The application deadline is Friday, August 28.
Accepted exhibitors will be notified.

If there is any question as to whether you qualify for a specific registration type,
please email
eventsupport@ncms.org for clarification.