By Palmer Pinckney II, Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center Public Affairs
PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) -- Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) continues work implementing Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory authorities, May 9.
Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) is a designation for Department of Defense (DOD) warfare centers and laboratories that provide responsibility, authority and flexibility to maintain technical capabilities and meet critical warfighter needs.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2018 was signed on Dec. 12, 2017, making NAVFAC EXWC, Port Hueneme, California one of the DOD's newest STRLs.
Planning and design of identified STRL authorities began immediately after NDAA signing. Selected authorities are based on analysis of benefit and affordability, and those that best help the command deliver Fleet readiness aligned with current Navy priorities. To align with the NAVFAC Chief's FY18 objectives, before the calendar year 2019, EXWC will publish a Federal Register Notice of intended STRL authorities.
"EXWC delivers Fleet readiness aligned with Navy priorities by syncing with the National Defense Strategy, CNO Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, and the NAVFAC Strategic Design," said Kail Macias, EXWC technical director. "With STRL authorities, EXWC will increase collaboration with DOD and Navy warfare centers and laboratories, and expand opportunities to deliver NAVFAC products and services to the fleet."
EXWC executes an annual $1 billion portfolio, across 14 technical capabilities, supported by 1,000 employees in multiple locations, U.S. and overseas. EXWC supports Fleet warfighters, specifically their readiness to deploy and win in combat.