Cyber and emerging technologies are focus of newest NDIA division

Cyber-Augmented Operations Division

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association is proud to announce its 28th division, concentrating on cyber-enabled technologies as they are used in national security and defense operations.

“The Cyber and Emerging Technologies Division will focus on leveraging the power of advanced, multi-domain cyber technologies to provide new and innovative approaches to national security and military operations,” said Heather Havens, NDIA’s vice president of program development.

Havens and Capt. Frank Michael, USN (Ret.), senior vice president, program development, lead the new group at NDIA. Lt. Gen. Robert Elder, USAF (Ret.) is the division chair.  

“The Cyber and Emerging Technologies Division brings to industry and government executives a forum to address the most pressing multi-domain cyber and emerging technologies to support the warfighter,” Michael said.

The Cyber and Emerging Technologies (CET) Division will work with the staffs of the under secretary of Defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics; the assistant secretary of Defense for research and engineering; the Defense Department’s chief information officer; and their service counterparts. Together, they will identify areas that can benefit from industry expertise and experience and the challenges facing combatant commands and military services.

The division also will provide periodic studies from industry experts on identified areas of need and sponsor national symposia, seminars, and workshops.

NDIA’s divisions provide a functional focus for our more than 1,600 corporate members. Together with the geographic focus of our chapters, with more than 80,000 individual members, these organizations drive the future of defense through education, access, and collaboration.


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