The primary goal of the NDCEE is to transition cost-effective, validated technology solutions into DoD field operations to address ESOH requirements, enhance mission readiness, and support sustainability and transformation objectives. The NDCEE technology transition process is designed to identify, evaluate, and implement technology solutions that provide these operational benefits at installations and for weapon systems.
Because successful technology transition requires upfront planning and continuing, deliberate management, the NDCEE uses a systematic technical approach to ensure that Service customers are engaged early, ESOH needs are carefully assessed, timely interactions with key stakeholders occur throughout the process, candidate technologies are sufficiently mature for testing, and attractive solutions are promoted throughout the DoD. This approach helps to avoid duplication of effort and improves the DoD’s return on technology investments. The NDCEE approach is also designed to help DoD facilities and weapon system program managers to reduce the technical, cost, schedule, and/or regulatory risks that are commonly associated with implementing new technologies. As shown below, the technology transition process has six phases. The process begins with assessing the customer’s problem and ends with customer follow-up to distribute information and ensure that the technology solution is working properly.
All of the technologies that are featured in this site were managed using this technical approach. However, NDCEE technologies proceed only through those phases that are required for successful implementation as operational solutions. For instance, some NDCEE tasks did not require a search for alternative solutions or a full technology justification analysis. Also, the phases that are used to transition a technology may all occur within a single task or they may also be carried out over multiple tasks and long time periods.