Effective cooperation among defense industry, university, government and military representatives is vital to U.S. defense manufacturing efforts. The NDIA Manufacturing Division aids industry/government/academia interaction in technology areas directly related to manufacturing research, design, development, testing and production. Through such interaction, these groups exchange information and views that benefit the development of advanced technology for the war fighter.


The division works to:
  • Advocate national support for defense manufacturing.
  • Promote defense manufacturing excellence.
  • Support promising technologies, processes and implementation methodologies.
  • Conduct manufacturing research and study efforts.
  • Conduct government/industry forums focused on defense manufacturing.

Cybersecurity Study

Cybersecurity is not simply a corporate concern; it is a supply chain issue.  This report explores how the United States Department of Defense supply chain has responded to the recent DFARS requirement.  The results show that supply chain cybersecurity is critical but that the weakest link is the small to medium sized firm found in the upstream supply chain.  Important recommendations are provided.  Read More

Statement on the Passing of Matt Kenigson

Matt KenigsonMatt Kenigson, Chair of the Workforce Development Committee passed away June 14, 2019 as a result of a tragic automobile accident.  The Division and the NDIA family have lost an enthusiastic volunteer, valuable contributor, and great friend.  His colleagues at NDIA will miss his charm, wit and friendly embrace.  Matt had a passion for education and manufacturing, and founded Make Nashville.  The family has asked that in memory of Matt donations be made to Make Nashville.

Topics: Global Defense Market, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Technology, Advanced Manufacturing

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
Alissa Meehan
Meeting Planner
Phone: 703-247-2540
E-mail: ameehan@ndia.org

Division Contact

Dr. Kenneth Sullivan
Micro Craft, Inc.
E-mail: kenneth.sullivan@microcraft.aero
Dean L. Bartles, Ph.D., FSME, FASME
National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining
E-mail: dean.bartles@ncdmm.org
Mr. Gary Fleegle
Vice Chairman
National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining
E-mail: gary.fleegle@ncdmm.org
Mr. Mark Gordon
Vice Chairman
Manufacturing Strategy, Inc.
E-mail: mark.gordon@mfgstrategy.org

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