Attendee Information

Appropriate dress for the meeting is business casual for civilians and Class B uniform or uniform of the day for military personnel.

During meeting registration and check-in, each attendee will be issued an identification badge. Please be prepared to present a valid picture ID. Your badge must be worn at all event functions.

NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information, please contact Ms. Tara deCamp, Meeting Planner, at and reference Event #7720.

Fort McNair has extremely stringent security measures, and that can cause significant delays at the entrance gate. To ensure you can get on base quickly and easily, we ask that attendees who do not already have base access with a CAC card or military ID get pre-cleared with base security. To do so, please send the following information to the conference POC (Tara deCamp,

  • Name (Last, First, M.I.)
  • Grade/Rank/Status
  • Date of birth
  • Gender (Male/Female)


On Thursday, April 20th general session will be classified. You must have a secret level clearance to attend. The other option is to sign up for industry/government one-on-one briefings.

When submitting your clearance, please use Ms. Lucianna Perez Pikelny as your POC. Her contact information is below.

Lucianna Perez Pikelny
Research Assistant
Center for Technology & National Security Policy
Lincoln Hall, Room 3627
National Defense University
Direct Line: 202-685-2328

To submit your clearance:

SMO Codes: W37WAA6 (collateral) and W37WAA2 (SCI)

Via Fax: (202) 685-3765
Faxed requests must be on organization/agency’s letterhead and need to include the following:
*Facility to be visited: National Defense University
*Purpose of Visit:
*Date(s) of Visit:
*Time of Visit:
*Rank/title and full name
*Social Security number
*Date and place of birth
*Clearance level
*Date clearance was granted
*Investigation type
*Investigation date
*Investigating Agency
*Name/rank/title/office symbol/phone number of security manager