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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: James Thomas 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 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. 

2016 Events

February 24, 2016
LID Breakfast Featuring Service Budget Directors

2015 Events

February 26, 2015
LID Breakfast Featuring Service Budget Directors
Download/Print/View the proceedings

June 3, 2015
LID Breakfast Featuring Secretary Deborah L. James, Secretary of the United States Air Force

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: James Thomas at 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 breakfast events are now open to the press.

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

James Thomas
Director, Legislative Policy



Affiliate Associations

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