NDIA and the Precision Strike Technology Symposium (PSTS-21) planning team continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation as the health of our event participants, members, and partners remains our top priority. We are committed to following the guidelines and precautions as outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Attendees can expect to see the following at the Precision Strike Technology Symposium (PSTS-21).

Currently, the Precision Strike Technology Symposium is scheduled to occur as planned. NDIA is fully prepared to adjust any and all plans if the situation changes. We are following—and will remain in compliance with—all city, state, and federal guidelines. If the direction from federal, state, or local official public health authorities changes, we will adhere to the new guidance, act upon it immediately, and update everyone. We are fully prepared to adjust our plans as needed.

The health and safety of our meeting, conference, and event attendees to be top priorities. In maintaining this commitment, effective immediately, all Precision Strike Technology Symposium (PSTS-21) attendees, exhibitors, speakers, meeting vendors, and NDIA staff participating in the event must complete a JHU vaccination attestation form. “Fully vaccinated” means that an individual has received the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca-SK Bio) or a single-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson/Janssen at least two weeks prior to the event. Only the vaccines noted above, which have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), shall be acceptable to meet the full vaccination requirement. We will continue to monitor and evaluate our COVID-19 guidelines and follow local and state legal requirements.

Attendees can expect to see the following at PSTS-21:

  • MASKS: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has announced that all people must wear a face mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. Accordingly, all participants at PSTS-21 will be required to wear face masks at all times, except when actively eating or drinking. Please plan ahead and bring your own face mask. A very limited supply of disposable masks will be available onsite.
  • VACCINE: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory requires all visitors must complete a vaccination attestation form and bring the resulting email confirmation with them onsite.
  • WAIVER: All registrants are required to sign the COVID-19 waiver during the online registration process. Attendees may disclose their vaccination status at the time of signing. 
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING: Additional venue space will be available to allow for attendees to spread out. Timed badge pick-ups will be implemented to reduce crowding at registration. 
  • FOOD AND BEVERAGE: Food and beverage areas will be designed to minimize touch points utilizing individually packaged or attended stations. 

The NDIA team recognizes the importance of convening the national security and defense communities to promote the best policies, practices, products, and technology for warfighters and others who ensure the safety and security of our nation. We thank you for your continued support and hope to see you soon.

For more information and updates from NDIA about COVID-19, please refer to the NDIA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Page.

More information about the event will follow, so please continue to visit the event website for updates.

Questions? Contact Renata Casiel at

To remain safe, please:
Avoid handshaking
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Do not share pens or other items
Avoid touching your face
Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue; throw the tissue in the trash
Travel with hand sanitizer and wipes

We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.