The Industrial Committee on Operational Test and Evaluation (ICOTE) is run by the Test & Evaluation Division with a mission to gain feedback from senior industry representatives, discuss OSD and military service policies which affect relationships with suppliers, discuss emerging issues in government and industry which affect the readiness and capabilities of U.S. defense systems, and to cooperate on projects of mutual benefit to the ICOTE participants.
The ICOTE has forged a reputation as a productive forum for enhancing DoD-industry cooperation and collaboration in the pursuit of effective, efficient and economical test and evaluation processes, standards and procedures that will ensure quality products at affordable costs for the DoD. ICOTE meetings are held on a quarterly basis in varying venues.
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The NDIA has a policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. The antitrust laws prohibit competitors from engaging in actions that could result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Consequently, NDIA members must avoid discussing certain topics when they are together – both at formal association membership, board, committee, and other meetings and in informal contacts with other industry members: prices, fees, rates, profit margins, or other terms or conditions of sale (including allowances, credit terms, and warranties); allocation of markets or customers or division of territories; or refusals to deal with or boycotts of suppliers, customers or other third parties, or topics that may lead participants not to deal with a particular supplier, customer or third party.