On July 1, 2014, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) entered into a Section 845 Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) covering a broad range of ground vehicle and system technologies. Through this Ground Vehicle Systems OTA (GVS OTA), the Government, represented by TARDEC, is able to engage NAMC industry members on an expedited basis to undertake projects to develop, harden, and integrate ground vehicle systems and component technologies and produce prototype, manned and unmanned systems and components.  Accordingly, TARDEC and NAMC have partnered to form the Defense Mobility Enterprise (DME), which is responsible for closely coordinating and managing these expedited processes, related tools, and other joint ground vehicle system-related activities. This unique enterprise removes the traditional barriers between Government and industry, giving the DoD expedited access to the best in commercial technologies while allowing NAMC members to collaborate and focus on what they do best: deliver cutting-edge ground vehicle solutions.

The National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) is a nation-wide alliance of traditional and nontraditional small businesses, large defense contractors, academic institutions, and other research organizations involved with the translational research and development of the complete range of prototype, ground vehicle and robotics systems and technologies.

The The Acquisition Management Office (AMO) located at the Detroit Arsenal, manages an alliance of Government employees, offices and agencies which voluntarily bring their ground vehicle and robotic technical needs to the DME for a competitive engagement with members of the NAMC.