NDIA provides a platform through which leaders in government, industry and academia can collaborate and provide solutions to advance the national security and defense needs of the nation. NDIA convenes events and forums for the exchange of ideas, which encourage research and development, and routinely facilitates analyses on the complex challenges and evolving threats to our national security.
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The NDIA Policy team monitors, advocates for, and educates government stakeholders on, policy matters of importance to the defense industrial base. Our mission is to ensure the continued existence of a viable, competitive national technology and industrial base, strengthen the government-industry partnership through dialogue, and provide interaction between the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. The Policy team also represents NDIA in several inter-association groups representing the defense industry and the government contracting community including the Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations (CODSIA), the Acquisition Reform Working Group (ARWG), and the Industry Logistics Coalition (ILC).
Over the past three years, the Policy team has led NDIA’s Acquisition Reform Initiative. This effort has provided legislative recommendations to assist Congressional acquisition reform efforts, many of which were enacted or influenced final provisions in the Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Acts. Policy staff regularly meets with key policy stakeholders, and manages Congressional interaction with NDIA Chapters and Divisions.
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Division members in concert with Department of Defense (DoD) colleagues proactively address issues affecting national security. They use a variety of forums to learn, stay current, and seek common solutions to shared problems. In each working group—normally sponsored by a senior DoD official—volunteers represent their companies and industries, organized by scientific, technical, policy, management, and warfighting disciplines related to national defense.
Divisions conduct studies and provide meaningful inputs that can influence government policy for years to come. Divisions participate in developing policy issues used to guide industry activities with the Pentagon and the Military Services.
Divisions organize conferences, symposia, and workshops - bringing together industry and government representatives to hear experts discuss a broad range of topics. The events are quality educational opportunities and excellent places to network with peers and customers.
Active participation in NDIA Divisions brings value to membership in NDIA.
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The NDIA Business Institute exists to build a more capable, qualified, and
efficient Defense Industrial Base to support our national security through
doing business with the Department of Defense.
The NDIA Chapters are the foundation of the Association. Located in areas of concentrated defense work, they collaborate with government and industry to facilitate important discussions of local issues and matters critical to our national defense.
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** Presentations from the 2021 NDIA Future Force Capabilities Conference & Exhibition are available in the past events tab.