NavalX serves as the Department of Navy (DON) workforce "super-connector." The agency is focused on scaling agility methods across the DON workforce, offering a culture of decentralized autonomy that has created an innovation landscape. NavalX has worked to connect isolated pockets of excellence to capture and scale the methodologies.
The agency’s mission has increased awareness of cross-Department of Defense (DoD) and external successes, lessons learned and subject matter experts. NavalX was launched in Feb. 2019, as a direct-report initiative under the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition (ASN RDA).
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“We help build partnerships and networks to enable greater collaboration on warfighters to accelerate adoption and delivery. NavalX focuses on two lines of effort: Workforce Agility & Innovation Capacity, and Tech Bridges,” the agency stated.
The agency promotes the rapid adoption of proven and enhanced agility methods that have high impact and broad applicability. NavalX will then share the methodologies through workshops and playbooks.
The techbridge offers a place for innovators to collaborate at an off-base facility to foster greater creativity. It provides a collaborative ecosystem to build new partnerships and accelerate delivery of dual solutions, which supports economic development.
In addition, NavalX provides a network of available collision spaces to provide a collaboration space while lowering requirements for entry. The agency has worked to bring different entities together to build networks and form relationships, while sharing ideas, tools and methods.
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