Innovation Sourcing Network FAQs

  • What is the Innovation Sourcing Network?

      The Innovation Sourcing Network is General Dynamics Mission Systems' outreach function to attract small business and encourage innovation from our supply base. Sheila Lucas is the Manager of the Innovation Sourcing Network.

  • What does the Innovation Sourcing Network do?

      ISN is the entry point and access point for small business and all suppliers that want to do business with General Dynamics Mission Systems. We get to know your business and you get to understand General Dynamics Mission Systems supply chain, technical needs, and processes.

  • Why should I interact with the Innovation Sourcing Network?

      ISN will share General Dynamics Mission Systems supply chain/technical opportunities and needs with your organization. We do this through our 'TechScout' process. TechScout is critical to our supply chain process to source potential outside solutions. We need your innovative approaches to build partnerships that solve our customers' greatest challenges.

  • When do I get information from the Innovation Sourcing Network?

      ISN will send 'TechScouts' at the pace of business need. We encourage you to check your email regularly for these opportunities. You will be notified by email (techscout@gd-ms.com) of a new posted TechScout. Please be sure to encourage your technical teams to get these alerts so they can assist in preparing the requested responses. ISN will send regular communication emails at least once per month. These emails will come from edgeinnovation@gd-ms.com.

  • Where does the Innovation Sourcing Network operate?

      The ISN is a virtual network and operates without brick and mortar facilities. Innovation Sourcing Network supports all US and International teams that procure solutions.

  • Why do I want to get involved with the Innovation Sourcing Network?

      Your business wants to get involved with the ISN so that our teams can fully understand your technology capabilities and your planned development efforts. Our understanding of your technical capabilities and technology roadmaps, coupled with early engagement on procurement opportunities, allows our team to align your competencies to our enterprise needs.

  • How will ISN interact with my company?

      Innovation Sourcing Network is setting up new automated processes to have you share your updates and capabilities in real time. We will update you by email when the platforms are available for your team.

  • Is there a cost to stay involved with the Innovation Sourcing Network?

      There is no cost to associate with the ISN.

  • How do I contact the Innovation Sourcing Network?

      Call us:
      Toll Free (U.S.) 1-888-406-EDGE (3343)
      Toll Free (Non-U.S.) 1-877-466-9467

      Email us:
      edgeinnovation@gd-ms.com

 

 

 


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