Divisions are organized nationally by scientific, technical, management disciplines, or by operational areas. They study problems affecting defense and national security; develop objective inputs for government colleagues; and, with the concurrence of the President of NDIA, express Association views on matters within their community.
Divisions facilitate government and industry interchanges, offering a wide array of opportunities to contribute ideas, make recommendations, and participate in objective studies and analyses with government. Divisions maintain close contact with representatives of appropriate government agencies and, through their constructive counsel, have become institutions in American defense-industry relationships.
Many Divisions plan and host an annual conference that brings together the major players in their community to interact on current issues. Other divisions host series of meetings throughout the year to address specific topics of concern to members and their government colleagues. They often form working groups and conduct workshops, provide objective industry recommendations on technology and policy implementation approaches, and publish reports and white papers that dig deep into specific issues. Many Divisions conduct annual awards programs that recognize excellence, significant contributions and individual or group achievements within their communities. Divisions can write articles for National Defense magazine that offer viewpoints on current events and issues.
NDIA Divisions are an influential source of input and commentary on Government policy and Congressional legislation from the perspective of impact on the industrial base, working directly with the NDIA Legislative and Regulatory Affairs teams as well as collaborating with Chapters.
Divisions are one of the major reasons NDIA is considered the voice of the industrial base.