Mission

Topics of interest for discussion by the ICAP will be solicited from NDIA members within the ammunition community and from interested Government agencies. Outside speakers will be invited as needed to address the topics. No consensus advice or recommendations resulting from group deliberation or interaction is expected. The intent is to share an open exchange of information or viewpoints between attendees rather than to formulate collaborative advice, opinions or recommendations from the ICAP acting in a collective mode.

Objective

To provide a forum for the open exchange of Government and Industry views related to the Department of Defense ammunition area. Specific objectives include:
1. Review and discuss Government ammunition acquisition policies, procedures, and actions.
2. Report on the health of the various sectors of the ammunition industry.
3. Identify impediments to sustaining a responsive ammunition industrial base.
4. Provide a platform for identifying issues related to the ammunition life-cycle, from development through disposal.

Information

MEMBERSHIP:  The Industrial Committee of Ammunition Producers (ICAP) is formed from the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) corporate membership consisting of executives from defense Industry producers of ammunition and ammunition components.  Membership positions will be as follows:

-Chairman
-Sector Leads 
    Large Caliber/Bombs
    Small/Medium Caliber Ammunition
    Propellants and Explosives
    GOCOs (Government-Owned/Contractor-Operated)
    Warheads and Rockets
    Pyrotechnics
    Systems, Sensors, Electronics & Fuzes
    Demilitarization 
-Chairman Emeritus

AREAS OF REPRESENTATION AND TERM:  Each member of the ICAP is expected to represent a discipline or sector of the ammunition community as described above. Members serve for two years, with approximately half changing each year to maintain continuity.  Members may serve longer or shorter terms at the recommendation of the Chairman and the concurrence of the Vice President of Operations, NDIA. 

MEETINGS:  The ICAP meets at the call of the ICAP Chairman at sites and times convenient to the membership.

GOVERNMENT PARTICIPANTS:  Because the objective of the ICAP is the open exchange of Government and Industry views, Government attendance is encouraged. The NDIA Chairman may issue invitations to various Government organizations to request Government attendance at the ICAP, consistent with the DoD Joint Ethics Regulation. These Government participants will not be involved in the management or control of the ICAP or other NDIA activities. The NDIA Chairman intends to extend invitations to the following Government organizations to participate in ICAP meetings, but members of the ICAP may suggest or request at any time that other Government organizations participate or provide liaisons.

-Program Executive Officer (PEO), Ammunition
-Program Executive Officer (PEO), Tactical Missiles
-Commanding General, U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command (JMC)

Topics: Munitions Technology

NDIA Contact

For more information about this Division, please contact:

Ms. Loey Bleich
Program Manager, Program Development
Phone: 703-247-2575
E-mail: lbleich@ndia.org
Ms. Tammy Kicker CEM, CMP
Director, Meetings
Phone: 703-247-9494
E-mail: tkicker@ndia.org
Ms. Ashley Phayme
Meeting Planner
Phone: 703-247-2540
E-mail: aphayme@ndia.org

Division Contact

Mr. John McGuiness
President & CEO
American Ordnance LLC
Phone: 319-753-7927
E-mail: john.mcguiness@aollc.biz

Policy Contact

For policy-related or congressional inquiries, please contact:

Mr. Wesley Hallman
Senior Vice President for Policy
Phone: (703) 247-2595
E-mail: whallman@ndia.org

Industrial Committee of Ammunition Producers