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 Legislative Information 

Legislative Information Division 


The Legislative Information Division (LID) identifies items of legislative information in the areas of interest to the NDIA membership, and monitors defense-related legislation and policy, thereby selecting major interest areas for highlighting to the NDIA leadership. LID also works with individual staff members of congressional committees who seek information and opinions falling within NDIA's province. The division contributes to the successful execution of the policy approved by the Executive Committee, which permits NDIA to take positions on broad policy issues and legislative matters of interest and concern to Association members.

The primary substantive approach to legislative activity on the part of the Association is through written comments and testimony before the relevant committees of Congress. When requested, testimony is presented to committees of Congress and NDIA issue papers are furnished to individual members of Congress and their professional staffs.

The work of the Legislative Information Division is critical to maintaining and improving the government/industry relationship in the future.

Together we can ensure the continued existence of a viable, internationally competitive national technology and industrial base and strengthen the government-industry partnership through dialogue by providing interaction between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

If you wish to participate in the LID and do not already receive e-mail notifications, please contact: Jennifer Sprinkel, CMP, CGMP at

LID Breakfast Series

The Legislative Information Division meets over breakfast approximately every three weeks when Congress is in session to hear from speakers on topics including today's top issues of government and the defense industry, new strategies for maintaining defense readiness, Congressional budget actions, national debt and deficit challenges facing our armed services and industry leaders, authorization and appropriations legislation for the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and NASA, and procurement and acquisition policy and regulations.

LID Breakfasts appear on the NDIA Calendar of Events, and online registration in advance of the meeting is encouraged due to space limitations. Please contact Jennifer Sprinkel, Director of Events, Government Policy at 703-247-2554 or to arrange for late registration, cancellations or substitutions. If you are unable to attend, substitutions are recommended in lieu of cancellations.

2014 LID Breakfast Series events:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
4LD9 - Featuring Representative Joe Heck (R-NV)

Thursday, April 3, 2014
4LD8 - Featuring Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
4LX3 - Featuring Senator Joe Manchin, III (D-WV)

Thursday, May 1, 2014
4LD0 - Featuring General Mark A Welsh, III
        Chief of Staff, United States Air Force

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
4LX2 - Featuring Representative Rob Wittman (R-VA)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
4LX5 - Featuring Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
4LX9 - Featuring Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

Thursday, June 19, 2014
4LX6 - Featuring Representative Adam Smith (D-WA)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
4LX4 - Featuring Admiral Jonathan Greenert
        Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
4LX8 - Featuring Representative Peter Visclosky (D-IN)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
4LX7 - Featuring Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)


LID Breakfast Series Speakers:

The LID invites members of Congress and staff, senior Department of Defense representatives, defense industry executives and outside defense experts to participate in roundtable discussions about the current status of the defense industry, proposed legislation, regulations and policies.

View LID Speakers and Panelists:
LID Breakfast Series Speakers/Panelists (FY10-FY12)

While most Breakfast Series do not have presentations, some speakers opt to provide a presentation. Below you will find presentations to view/download. All material and information presented is not-for-attribution and is for the benefit of NDIA corporate members and invited guests.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?
All NDIA government, corporate and individual members may attend. No members of the media/trade press are permitted to attend.

How often do the Breakfast Series take place?
Approximately every two to three weeks, and generally when Congress is in session.

How do I register?
If you wish to participate in the LID Breakfast Series and do not already receive e-mail notifications, please contact: Jennifer Sprinkel at or (703) 247-2554. If  you already receive the email notifications and would like to attend an upcoming meeting, register online by going to the NDIA "Schedule of Events" or download the current registration form (PDF) for the specific event you wish to attend by attending that event's webpage.

If I cannot attend, how do I cancel my registration?
You may cancel your reservation and receive a refund, minus the $25.00 cancellation/processing fee, up to three (3) business days prior to the start of the meeting. If cancellation occurs after the cut-off date, no refund will be offered. Substitutions are welcome and encouraged in lieu of cancellations.  Cancellations and/or substitutions may be faxed, mailed, or e-mailed to

Are members of the press allowed to attend?
No members of the media/trade press are permitted to attend. LID meetings are held for the benefit of NDIA members and invited guests. All material and information presented is not-for-attribution.

Division Contacts

Industry Volunteer Chair

Gerald G. Harvey, Jr.
Vice President, Legislative Affairs
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Industry Volunteer Vice Chair

Robert R. Hood
Vice President for Government Affairs

NDIA Professional Staff

Will Goodman
Director, National Security Issue Development and Legislative Policy

Jimmy Thomas
Director, Legislative Policy

Jennifer Sprinkel, CMP, CGMP
Director of Events, Government Policy





Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense