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Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP) Industry Day

PEO Industrial Infrastructure and the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC), who is executing the technical and contracting requirements of SIOP, desire to incorporate the best of commercial practices, non-traditional government approaches, new material and technology, and other methods to improve the cost, schedule, and performance of the program.  
The event will occur in two parts:
         a. Part I will occur virtually on June 5, 2024. The two-hour event is intended to stimulate collaboration and generate ideas from industry and academia on how SIOP can be implemented at PHNS, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS), Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) faster, with lower total ownership cost, and/or better performance than traditional government methods.  It will describe the anticipated projects, their sequencing, and the general acquisition strategy. 
        b. Part 2 will occur in Washington, DC on August 13-15, 2024.  An organization (e.g., contractor, vendor, professional association, academic institution, etc.) will have approximately 30 minutes to present its recommendation to a panel of federal government representatives.  The intent is to expose government technical and contracting personnel to ideas not typically used in federal procurements (principally design, construction, and industrial equipment) so that the historic government approach is modified to improve outcomes.  Due to time and space limitations, participation in the August event will be prioritized based on the quality of ideas submitted, e.g. new ideas ahead of general organization qualification presentations.  Requests to participate must be received by July 2, 2024.
The Government encourages participation from non-traditional defense contractors, small businesses, and small disadvantaged businesses.  This notice is not a request for proposals. It is for information only and shall not be construed as a commitment by the government to solicit contractual offers or award contracts.
**Participation and registration information for SIOP Industry Day here...


Story by Christopher Dunne, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command HQ 

WASHINGTON NAVY YARD, Washington (April 16, 2024) - The Navy’s Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP) Think Different, Build Better Industry Day is coming this summer.
The two-part event features an initial online briefing and an in-person conference, where the Program Executive Office for Industrial Infrastructure (PEO II) and Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) will host industry, academia, and government agencies from all sectors of the design and construction sector to consider ideas for innovative construction methods, material, equipment, and techniques.

Full story here…

Temporary lifting device arrives at portsmouth naval shipyard

Story by Janice Hussey, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Officer In Charge Of Construction Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD, Maine (April 1, 2024) — A temporary lifting device was transported on a specialty barge from Cianbro Corporation's Modular Manufacturing Facility in Brewer, Maine and has arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY). 

The steel structure is 110 feet tall and 111 feet wide and has a lifting capacity of 4000 metric tons. Its bright red finish made it quite visible as it travelled down the Penobscot River to the Atlantic, then along the Maine coast to the mouth of the Piscataqua River. The device is temporarily stationed at Henderson's Point on the west side of Seavey Island.

Full story here...

navfac Pacific to host exclusive job fair

Story by Corwin Colbert, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (April 3, 2024)– Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific will host an exclusive job fair on April 30 at Ala Moana Hotel’s Garden Lanai in Honolulu, Hawaii, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in an effort to recruit and hire more than 700 qualified candidates for open positions within the Pacific. The event is free and open to the public.

NAVFAC provides engineering and acquisition expertise spanning the Indo-Pacific region through the $3.4 billion Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program, which is vital for our national defense by performing maintenance and modernizing equipment at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.

Full story here…


Senior Executive Service
Program Executive Officer
Program Executive Office, Industrial Infrastructure

Mr. Mark Edelson entered the Senior Executive Service in July 2022. He serves as the Program Executive Officer for Industrial Infrastructure (PEO II). PEO II is responsible for cost, schedule, and performance of the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP). SIOP is a holistic investment plan to optimize the four naval public shipyards located in Portsmouth, Virginia; Kittery, Maine; Puget Sound, Washington, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Edelson was the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Design and Construction at the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. He oversaw a portfolio of 31 projects worth $36 billion recapitalizing the nation’s nuclear security enterprise at sites. Mr. Edelson was responsible for project management policy, acquisition, and execution performance of capital construction and major item of equipment projects.

Previously, he served as the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Assistant Commander for Public Works. From 2017 to 2019 he commanded NAVFAC Southwest and served as the Navy Regional Engineer. Mr. Edelson served on active duty for 30 years in the U. S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. His tours included a variety of command, operational, and staff positions in combat, contingency response, contracting, construction and facilities management. He has received numerous awards throughout his military career including the Legion of Merit (four awards).

Mr. Edelson has a Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Stanford University and is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Duke University Advanced Management Program. He is a registered Professional Engineer (civil) in Virginia.

What is a PEO?

A program executive officer, or PEO, is one of a few key individuals in the Department of Defense acquisition process.  A program executive officer may be responsible for a specific program (e.g., the Joint Strike Fighter), or for an entire portfolio of similar programs (e.g., the Navy PEO for aircraft carriers).

In September 2021, the Department of the Navy updated the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program's (SIOP) reporting relationships to ensure disciplined and synchronized execution of the multiple major construction efforts managed within SIOP and designated Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command as the single, responsible executive lead for execution of SIOP and established the Program Executive Office Industrial Infrastructure (PEO II) to oversee Program Management Office 555 (PMO-555) SIOP.  

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and FY 2020 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act added new reporting requirements. These requirements included a report on the Navy’s implementation plan to revitalize the industrial base, a prioritized list of SIOP projects and a cost estimate for the dry dock support facility concept.

The Navy submitted its first five-year plan to Congress in September 2021, with updates annually consistent with the President's Budget submission. The most recent report was submitted in March 2023 and that plan includes measurable near-term goals; project known costs; specifying how projects will be passed and sequenced with required maintenance, environmental planning timelines; and incorporating lessons learned to control future costs.

Fully executed, SIOP will deliver required dry dock repairs and upgrades to support current and planned future classes of nuclear-powered warships, optimize workflow within the shipyards through significant changes to their physical layout and recapitalize obsolete capital equipment with modern technology that will dramatically increase productivity and safety.  It will also deliver a digital twin of each shipyard, to enable digital modeling for use by each shipyard commander. The Navy remains committed to working with Congress, the Department of Defense leadership, the naval shipyard workforce, potentially impacted communities, regulators, and other stakeholders to determine the best path forward for each shipyard.

Questions & Answers with Mr. Mark K. Edelson, Program Executive Officer, PEO Industrial Infrastructure

What is PEO II’s role in the Navy’s Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP)
and how would you define its mission?


PEO Industrial Infrastructure (PEO II) is the program executive overseeing SIOP, responsible for the cost, schedule, and performance of the program. In the early stages, my focus is determining the baseline program that fulfills the Navy’s requirements, while building the specific projects (dry docks) that have near term mission need dates. I intend to bring the rigor, discipline, and standardization to SIOP that makes executing a geographically diverse, multibillion-dollar program over decades possible, while creating stakeholder confidence and predictable results for customers (Fleet Commanders and shipyard workers). The PEO will ensure faithful and effective execution of the program mission: recapitalizing the Nation’s four public shipyards to shorten availability duration and improve availability efficiency so that submarine and aircraft carrier maintenance throughput allows the Navy to meet its deployment commitments and warfighting responsiveness.

What has been the biggest challenge so far as the newly appointed executive for PEO II?

A. Adapting the DoD’s MDAP process for weapons systems to an inherently facilities-based program,
and using the best of both systems rather than the bureaucracy of both.
B. Bringing innovation and programmatic thinking to the planning, design, and construction world that has traditionally focused on discrete projects unconnected with each other and reliant on
acquisition strategies that work well for smaller, individual projects but likely not for interconnected
C. Establishing cost and schedule estimates with high confidence when only early planning is complete for work that is highly site dependent and will occur over decades with little opportunity for economies of scale or learning curves.
D. Building from scratch the organization, people, processes, and relationships to execute the program.

What are your top three priorities for your area of responsibility?

A. Creating realistic cost and schedule estimates that the Navy can make informed decisions using.
B. Making informed decisions early enough to allow execution of work that will meet mission need dates, while keeping stakeholders informed of the trade-off consequences.
C. Executing work in a transparent, repeatable (across space and time) manner to meet mission need dates.

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For more information regarding the Program Executive Office Industrial Infrastructure (PEO II) or Program Management Office 555 (PMO 555) Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP), please contact the Congressional and Public Affairs Liaison Office at


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Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Celebrates Milestone at Historic
Dry Dock Construction

Courtesy story by Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (Feb. 24, 2024)

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Official ceremony marks
completion of $47 million
modernization project

By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs (Jan. 10, 2024)

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PSNS & IMF looks to the future
with dry dock upgrades

Story by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate
Maintenance Facility Public Affairs (Nov. 28, 2023)


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Advancing Capabilities:
The Progress of SIOP Projects

Story by Janice Hussey, Naval Facilities Engineering
Systems Command Atlantic (Nov. 20, 2023)

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New lathe dedicated
to fallen Navy SEAL

By Max Maxfield, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs
(Aug. 30, 2023)

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Celebrates
Completion of Fully Mission Capable
Dry Dock 4 with Ribbon Cutting

Story by Janice Hussey, Naval Facilities
Engineering Systems Command Atlantic (April 24, 2023)

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Navy Contracts with Five Companies
to Compete for Future Possible Shipyard
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​SIOP Hosts First Think Different Build Better Industry Day
Temporary Lifting Device Arrives at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
NAVFAC Pacific to host exclusive Job Fair
VCNO Visits Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
NNSY Dry Dock Contract Awarded
NAVFAC Atlantic Announces Top Talent in the Fields of Engineering, Project Management, and Architecture
NAVFAC MIDLANT Awards Contract for Building Renovations at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as Part of Navy SIOP
NAVFAC Atlantic Awards a Modification Under a Firm-Fixed-Price Contract in Support of Navy’s SIOP

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