Rear Admiral Mark Darrah is the outgoing NAVAIR Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons, PEO (U&W). RADM Darrah will present his perspectives as an outgoing PEO on the topics of how Industry works and how Industry can work better with NAVAIR.
NAVAIR's mission is to provide full life-cycle support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons and systems operated by Sailors and Marines. This support includes research, design, development and systems engineering; acquisition; test and evaluation; training facilities and equipment; repair and modification; and in-service engineering and logistics support.
Collaboration – Exchange views and information between government and industry on enhancing partnerships of common concern
Networking – The NDIA Patuxent River Speaker Series provides the best platform to network with industry professionals and practitioners
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.