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DoD Government / Active Duty Military Quota Control

The Commander,  Naval Sea Systems Command has provided Tier 2 conference approval. 

The number of DoD government and Active Military personnel who can attend is limited.  If you wish to attend, send an email request with your name and organization to Patricia Teferian at

The registration fee covers general sessions, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities, including continental breakfasts, breaks, and lunches and the Monday evening networking reception for Industry attendees. Government and military attendees MUST include the meal and transportation tickets if those aspects of the event are desired. The deadline to purchase a government meal ticket is October 15, 2021.
Regardless of registration type, attendance at the Clambake requires payment of an additional fee. PLEASE NOTE: For 2021, only registered attendees may attend the Clambake. No guests. 

This event is classified at the SECRET level (SECRET//NOFORN). All attendees must be U.S. Citizens holding a secret clearance or higher. 

Online Registration

Please register with a complete and accurate email address. You will receive an email confirmation as soon as your registration is processed. Payment must be made at the time of registration. Registrations will not be taken over the phone.

Online registration will close Monday, October 18, 2021. Depending upon capacities, onsite registration may be available.  

At registration check-in, please be prepared to present the following at security and registration:

  • Government: Government employee ID badge
  • Industry and Academia: Government-issued form of ID (driver’s license or passport)

Each attendee will receive a name badge that must be worn at all times.

If you have questions regarding registration or you require assistance, please contact Andrew Peters at


Registration Fees
Until 8/12/2021
8/13/2021 - 10/14/2021
10/15/2021 - 10/25/2021
Industry Member
Includes NDIA members and affiliates (NTSA, ETI, WID)
Government (U.S)
Contractors do not qualify for Government rate and must register as Industry. A valid government or military employee email is required at time of registration. All DoD Government CANNOT register until attendance is approved by SECNAV. If you plan to attend please contact Patricia Teferian at immediately for Attendance Quota control.
US Active Duty
Contractors do not qualify for free registration and must register as Industry. A valid military employee email is required at time of registration. All Active Military CANNOT register until attendance is approved by SECNAV. If you plan to attend please contact Patricia Teferian at immediately for Attendance Quota control.
$0 - Please reach out to Andrew Peters at for discount instructions
Industry Non Member
Small Business
Company must be a Corporate NDIA member with defense-related annual revenue of $10 Million revenue or less to qualify
Young Professional
ADD ON: Clambake
Available to registered attendees ONLY.
ADD ON: Government Meals
Government attendees must add this stipend to receive meals at this event. Does NOT include the Clambake. The deadline to purchase this ticket is SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
ADD ON: Government Transportation
Government attendees must add this stipend to receive transportation from the hotel to the base


Cancellations and substitution requests must be made in writing, via email, to Andrew Peters at Cancellations for full conference registration categories received before October 15, 2021, will receive a refund minus a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for this conference on or after October 15, 2021. Refunds will not be given for no-shows; if an attendee shows a balance and does not attend the conference, they will be invoiced for payment.

Substitutions for this conference are always welcome in lieu of cancellations!

NDIA is committed to providing a professional environment free from physical, psychological and verbal harassment. NDIA will not tolerate harassment of any kind, including but not limited to harassment based on ethnicity, religion, disability, physical appearance, gender, or sexual orientation. This policy applies to all participants and attendees at NDIA conferences, meetings, and events. Harassment includes offensive gestures and verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, inappropriate photography and recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome attention. Participants requested to cease harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately, and failure will serve as grounds for revoking access to the NDIA event.

Event Code of Conduct

NDIA’s Event Code of Conduct applies to all National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), National Training & Simulation Association (NTSA), and Women In Defense (WID) meeting-related events, whether in person at public or private facilities, online, or during virtual events. NDIA, NTSA, and WID are committed to providing a productive and welcoming environment for all participants. All participants are expected to abide by this code as well as NDIA’s ethical principles and practices.Visit to review the full policy.