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 Legislative Information 

Legislative Information Division 

Purpose

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: Jimmy Thomas at jthomas@ndia.org.


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 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.

LID Breakfasts appear on the NDIA Calendar of Events, and online registration in advance of the meeting is encouraged due to space limitations. 


2014 Events

October 22, 2014
LID Breakfast - Featuring Mr. Eric Fanning, Under Secretary of the Air Force
Washington, DC
http://www.ndia.org/meetings/5LD0

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?
All NDIA government, corporate and individual members may attend. 

How do I register?
If you wish to participate in the LID Breakfast Series and do not already receive e-mail notifications, please contact: Jimmy Thomas at jthomas@ndia.org or (703) 247-2598. 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.

Are members of the press allowed to attend?
LID meetings are held for the benefit of NDIA members and invited guests. All remarks are Off the Record and strictly Non-Attribution.


Division Contacts

Industry Volunteer Chair

Gerald G. Harvey, Jr.
Vice President, Legislative Affairs
Lockheed Martin Corporation
703-413-5859
gerald.g.harvey@lmco.com

Industry Volunteer Vice Chair

Robert R. Hood
Vice President for Government Affairs
CH2M HILL, Inc.
202-513-4612
rob.hood@ch2m.com

NDIA Professional Staff

Will Goodman
Director, National Security Issue Development and Legislative Policy
703-247-2595
wgoodman@ndia.org

Jimmy Thomas
Director, Legislative Policy
703-247-2598
jthomas@ndia.org

 

 

 


 


 
 

Affiliate Associations

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