NDIA’s Space Division offers a continuing forum for communications, discussion and exchanges of view on all space activities with the government through periodic meetings, conferences, symposia and studies that the division conducts. The division works jointly and coordinates with NDIA chapters and other divisions and U.S. defense and government agencies in activities relating to space matters. It maintains close liaison with other industry associations, professional societies, universities, and other groups with similar interests in meeting its mission objectives.

The division addresses numerous key areas, including cost reduction and cost credibility of space programs; space operations; space industry information programs; strategic defense initiatives; space policy and strategy; and space research, development and technology.

NDIA Space Division Members:

Once again, it’s time to begin the selection process for the 2016 Honorable Peter B. Teets Awards to be presented during the 2017 August Annual Awards Dinner at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly VA (the night before the Annual NDIA National Security Space Policy and Architecture Symposium begins at the Engility/formerly TASC Heritage Conference Center in Chantilly VA).

CRITERIA:  The NDIA Space Division’s award recognizes public or private sector leadership or achievement that results in significant contributions to the development, introduction, operational contribution or support of space systems. The recipient(s) must be of notable influence and in their distinguished service, must have made significant contributions that have led to the strengthening of our national security by direct application of space capabilities and/or to the enhancement of our industrial technology base with application to space technology.  Following the process of the last 3 years, we seek to select two award winners.  One winner will represent exemplary government service, and one winner will be for outstanding service to the space industry.  Recent winners include:

Thanks in advance,

H. J. "Mitch" Mitchell
Vice President Program Assessments
310-336-1948 office
719-351-8205 mobile


The division’s goals include:

  • Being the focal point and coordinating element within NDIA for the identification, study and resolution of technology, operations, management and business issues associated with government policy and practice in national security space activities.
  • Serving as an effective vehicle for the exchange of views and information between government and industry on all matters of common concern relating to space.
  • Providing, in cooperation with government elements, collective industry viewpoints, recommendations and advice on matters of national security interest regarding space.
  • Fostering mutual understanding and effective working relationships between government and industry to ensure effective and reliable space support to national security objectives.

Topics: Aviation, Space

NDIA Contact

For more information about this Division, please contact:

CAPT Frank Michael USN (Ret)
Senior VP, Program Development
Phone: 703-247-2564
E-mail: fmichael@ndia.org
Ms. Tammy Kicker CEM, CMP
Director, Meetings
Phone: 703-247-9494
E-mail: tkicker@ndia.org

Division Contact

Mr. Marc Johansen
Phone: 703-465-3600
E-mail: marc.c.johansen@boeing.com
Mr. Gary Testut, BAE Systems
Vice Chair
Phone: 703-894-3689
E-mail: gary.testut@baesystems.com

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