Naval Ordnance Safety and Support (NOSSA)

Providing Ordnance Safety for the Naval Enterprise
The Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity (NOSSA/SEA-00VW) is a team of highly technical and talented active duty military, reservists and civilian personnel who manage all aspects of the Navy and Marine Corps explosives safety and ordnance environmental programs. Its headquarters in Indian Head, Maryland is supported by two additional offices, one in Norfolk, Virginia and the other in San Diego, California.
As the Chief of Naval Operations technical authority for Explosives Safety, NOSSA provides explosives safety oversight from concept development, production and deployment, to demilitarization. NOSSA also has oversight of explosives security policy, ordnance environmental matters, insensitive munitions and NAVSEA weapons and ordnance quality evaluation. In addition, NOSSA provides technical oversight through explosives safety inspections and technical support onboard ships and ashore.
NOSSA is also the technical authority for all technical plans and policies associated with weapons systems safety, including software safety across the warfare disciplines. NOSSA is the Naval weapons and explosives safety technical authority; providing expertise, policy, oversight and procedures. These responsibilities span the lifecycle of weapons systems and explosives, including ordnance environmental support. The workforce identifies mitigation measures and communicates risks to sustain Joint combat capability.
NOSSA manages the Navy Explosives Safety Program through these component programs:

·         DoN Explosives Safety

·         Weapon System Safety and Joint Programs

·         Navy Ordnance Environmental Support

·         Weapons Assessment

·         Shipboard Weapons Integration

NOSSA's Restricted Web site

Registered users have access to a wide variety of information and numerous tools and web-enabled processes that simplify doing business with NOSSA, including:

  • Details on NOSSA programs and processes, including specific contact information 
  • Web-based tools and extensive libraries that support safety review and approval processes
  • Information exchange tools that support collaborative decision-making 

Contact Us


(301) 744-6003



(757) 445-0812



(619) 545-9560




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