NDIA’s Systems Engineering Division advocates the widespread use of systems engineering in the Defense Department acquisition process to achieve affordable, supportable and interoperable weapon systems that meet the needs of military users; supports the open exchange of ideas and concepts between government and industry; and works for a new understanding of a streamlined systems engineering process.



The division’s goals include:

  • Effecting good technical and business practices within the aerospace and defense industry. 
  • Improving delivered system performance, including supportability, sustainability and affordability.
  • Emphasizing excellence in systems engineering throughout the program life cycle and across all engineering disciplines and support functions.

Topics: Workforce, Systems Engineering, Cyber

NDIA Contact

For more information about this Division, please contact:

Mr. Dave Chesebrough
Vice President, Divisions
Phone: 703-247-2597
E-mail: dchesebrough@ndia.org
Carol Dwyer - Registration
Associate Director, Member Services
Phone: (703) 247-9471
E-mail: cdwyer@ndia.org

Division Contact

Mr. Frank J. Serna
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
E-mail: fserna@draper.com
Mr. Joseph P. Elm
L-3 Communications
E-mail: joseph.elm@L3T.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