About NSRP

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) is a collaboration of U.S. shipyards working together to reduce the cost of building, operating and repairing Navy ships by improving productivity and quality through advanced technology and processes. NSRP leverages public/private cooperation to manage cost-shared R&D based on a consensus Strategic Investment Plan.

Member Shipyards (Shipyard logos are linked to member shipyards' websites)

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Organization (Boxes in below graphic are linked to corresponding webpages)

Program Organization Ship Design_Material ShipDesignPanel Electrical Welding BusinessProcess-IT PlanningProduction SurfacePrepCoatings Business Information InfrasttructreSupport Executive Control Board

Leadership and Management

Executive Control Board Governing body of the Program, consisting of a senior management representative for each member shipyard
Executive Director and Staff Selected by the Executive Control Board; responsible for the overall management of the Program (includes Technical and Contracts staff)
Extended Team
Major Initiative Team Leads Nominated by the Executive Control Board from NSRP member yards; provide technical oversight on projects aligned with Major Initiative
Panel Chairs Elected by panel memberships; oversee panel activities, including meetings and project solicitations


Naval Sea Systems Command

PEO Carriers

PEO IWS (Integrated Warfare Systems)

PEO LCS (Littoral Combat Ships)

PEO Ships

PEO Subs

U. S. Coast Guard

Program Interface

Program Interface

Program Operations

Program Operations originate with Industry and Navy stakeholders providing recommendations on consensus priority issues, as related to the Program’s mission and objectives; those recommendations provide the basis for the Strategic Investment Plan (SIP), which forms the Program framework. The SIP then directs the project selection process and also defines relevant ad hoc initiatives.  These projects and special initiatives are carried out within the industry through the execution of projects, panel meetings and conferences, dissemination of project results and the implementation of technologies and processes. This output is then relayed to Navy and industry stakeholders, who incorporate the results with their recommendations. Further information can be found in the Organization and Operations Manual.

program operations

Core Activities (Boxes in below graphic are linked to corresponding webpages)

Program Activities