Acoustics Survey

Details

U.S. Department of Commerce,
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

Defense Industrial Base Assessment: U.S. Infrastructure’
for Underwater Acoustic Transduction Systems

Overview

The Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Technology Evaluation (OTE), in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR) is undertaking a defense industrial base assessment of the U.S. Infrastructure for Underwater Acoustic Transduction Systems.  The principal purpose of this study is to analyze the health and competitiveness of the industry and other supporting elements in the base; and to develop recommendations to ensure the ability of the sector to support Navy missions and programs.  Through this effort, BIS will better understand the interdependencies of Navy programs, suppliers, and educational/research organizations. 

Your company/organization has been identified as a direct or indirect supplier of products and/or services associated with acoustic transducer-related technologies important to the U.S. Government.  Participation by your organization in this study is essential to evaluating a possible need for a Navy-driven technology infusion and other strategic investments, and for developing targeted planning and acquisition strategies.

All information submitted to BIS is protected as Business Confidential under provisions of the Defense Production Act (DPA) of 1950, as amended.  Survey responses are also exempt from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.  The information collected from all survey respondents cannot be published or disclosed, other than in aggregate form.

Response Obligations

Your company/organization has been identified as a supplier in the DoD supply chain network and selected to participate in this assessment.  Your company/organization is required by federal law under 50 U.S.C. App Sec 2155 to complete this survey within 30 days of this request.

To begin, download the Microsoft Excel formatted survey and corresponding instructions below:

Company Survey (Excel version, required)* | Company Survey (PDF version, reference only)*

 Calibration Survey (Excel version, required)* | Calibration Survey (PDF version, reference only)*

 University Survey (Excel version, required)* | University Survey (PDF version, reference only)*

Complete and submit the Excel survey document to BIS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  The PDF version is only a reference document for your organization’s internal use and it cannot be submitted.  Only a completed Excel survey document may be submitted.

*Note 1: First save a copy of the Excel survey document to your computer before you make any inputs to the survey. 

*Note 2: If, when clicking on the above document links, your computer does not ask if you want to download the file to your computer, right click on the link and select "Save As.

*Note 3: Many of the questions in the Excel survey document have pre-programmed responses.  Click on an empty response cell and look for a drop-down box containing responses.  Be sure to “SAVE” regularly as you proceed through the survey document and periodically create a back-up copy of your completed work.

Additional Guidance:

In select instances, multiple facilities under the same parent corporation, business unit, or division have received a letter from BIS.  If your company or organization received multiple letters, do not consolidate your responses into a single submission. BIS requires a response from each business unit that receives a letter unless directed otherwise by BIS.  In instances where two individuals in the same business unit receive survey notices, only a single response from the business unit is required.

If you have any questions regarding the survey, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone the survey support specialists: Mark Crawford at 202-482-8239, Matt Sigmund at 202-482-0634, or Laura DeMaria at 202-482-7804.  E-mail is the preferred method of contact and will allow for a detailed response for your organization records.