PROCEDURES FOR NAVY ENTITIES TO CONTRIBUTE ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED PARTS OR SERVICES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19:
R 031546Z APR 20 MID110000550427U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO SECNAV WASHINGTON DC
CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N4/APR//
SUBJ/PROCEDURES FOR NAVY ENTITIES TO CONTRIBUTE ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED PARTS
OR SERVICES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19//
NARR/REF A IS 42 U.S. CODE 5121, STAFFORD ACT. REF B IS DOD FINANCIAL
MANAGEMENT REGULATION, VOL. 2 B (CHAPTER 9). REF C IS A MEMORANDUM FROM ASN
RDA GUIDANCE FOR PROVIDING SUPPORT DURING THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN provides guidance for Navy organizations wishing to
contribute to COVID-19 response/relief efforts using Additive Manufacturing
(AM). The steps outlined below are designed to ensure the Navy remains
aligned with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) initiatives being
coordinated with the Department of Defense via the recently created Joint
Acquisition Task Force (JATF). The intent is not to stifle grass-roots
efforts at the local level, but rather to ensure Navy capabilities are used
to address the most pressing needs and are in keeping with the provisions set
forth in references
(a) through (c).
2. Units wishing to respond to a local need should follow the steps below:
a. First contact your SYSCOM POC (contact info included below) to verify
there is no higher priority tasking. If the request to manufacture did not
come through FEMA channels, SYSCOM leads will compile requests and forward to
JATF for review and presentation to FEMA for approval.
b. If there are no higher priority SYSCOM tasks and the request came via
FEMA channels or was granted FEMA authorization via the process described
above, units may support the request provided:
(1) The unit follows proper acquisition authorities per references
(a) and (b). Per reference (a), only FEMA requirements are authorized for
(2) The Technical Data Package for the component has been approved by
the FDA or relevant approval authority, when required.
(3) Units provide a report to email@example.com (SYSCOM POCs
are able to provide reports template), so that Navy leadership can stay
abreast of current efforts.
3. Units who have not received a direct request but who wish to offer
assistance may lend support by following the steps below:
a. Contact your SYSCOM POC to verify they have a current inventory of
your manufacturing capability and to inquire about FEMA/JATF/DON priority
tasking. If no such tasking exists units may proceed to step b.
b. Visit the America Makes COVID-19 website, https://www.americamakes.us
/statement-on-covid-19/, and click on the manufacturers icon to submit
details regarding your manufacturing capability. America Makes, has been
funded to liaise between the DOD, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the National Institute of Health (NIH),
and the broader AM industrial community and will act as a match-maker between
those with needs and those with resources.
c. If units are matched with a request and they provide parts or
services they shall provide a report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. To check for components that have already been granted FDA approval or to
submit designs for FDA approval, visit the America Makes website https
://www.americamakes.us/statement-on-covid-19/. The site will then direct
users to the NIH repository. Approved Navy parts can also be found at https
://www.jtdi.mil/group/AM_AMCOVID19. Access to JTDI is limited to those with
an account and Common Access Card (CAC).
5. At any time the Navy may direct all capability to support emerging
FEMA/JATF requirements which are deemed a national priority. In such cases
units should be prepared to pivot from previous tasking.
6. For Navy organizations OCONUS, medical components, to include PPE, shall
be cleared through the relevant host nation authorities for approval prior to
distribution. FDA approval does not imply international approval.
7. Any Navy organization receiving solicitation from private industry shall
direct such requests to the following FEMA link.
8. For questions, please contact your SYSCOM POC:
a. NAVSEA Ben Bouffard, email@example.com
b. NAVAIR Liz McMichael, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Alan Pentz, email@example.com
c. NAVWAR Jess Fuller, firstname.lastname@example.org
d. NAVFAC Todd Jonas, email@example.com
e. NAVSUP John Ballou, firstname.lastname@example.org
f. OPNAV N4 CAPT Xavier Lugo, email@example.com;
CDR Patrick Veith, firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Released by Vice Admiral Ricky L. Williamson, N4.//