Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Information related to NDIA Meetings, Conferences, & Events affected by COVID-19 can be found on this page as well on individual event landing pages.
The National Defense Industrial Association is closely following developments regarding COVID-19 and diligently examining each event to determine the best course of action.
The health and safety of our members, registrants, exhibitors, and staff constitute our highest priority, and we will continually monitor reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in order to adjust plans as needed.
NDIA is implementing all guidance and recommended safety measures issued by WHO, CDC, DoD, and OPM as well as state and local health authorities. We will work with all conference partners to ensure the safety of all meeting and conference participants.
All participants can expect to see heightened levels of cleanliness and on-site accommodations to actively encourage all participants to take common-sense precautions following CDC guidelines.
The CDC and WHO websites are the best resources for staying up to date on this rapidly evolving situation.
If you have inquiries regarding either COVID-19 or any subsequent issues facing your company, please direct them to email@example.com—an email inbox dedicated to collecting such messages.
- NDIA Missile Defense Day on the Hill —
March 24, 2020 2020 Munitions Executive Summit — March 30 –April 1, 2020
- NDIA Space Division Breakfast —
March 31, 2020
- The 31st Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium —
March 31 –April 1, 2020
- 2020 NDIA Joint Armaments and Robotics Conference & Exhibition —
April 27 – 30, 2020
- DC Chapter’s Annual Swing for Freedom Golf Tournament —
May 8, 2020 63rd Annual Fuze Conference — May 11 – 13, 2020
- Joint All Domain Command & Control (JADC2) and All Domain Warfare Symposium —
June 22 – 24, 2020
- S&ET Division Executive Breakfast Series —
March 26, 2020
- 2020 Undersea Warfare Spring Conference —
March 30 –April 1, 2020
- April 2020 Procurement Division Meeting —
April 14, 2020
- 2020 Precision Strike Annual Review (PSAR-20) —
April 14 – 15, 2020
- 21st Annual Science & Engineering Technology Conference —
April 15 – 17, 2020
- Spring 2020 Integrated Program Management Division Meeting —
April 28 – 29, 2020
- NTSA – MODSIM World 2020 —
May 5 – 7, 2020 Agile in Government — May 6 – 7, 2020
- 2020 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) —
May 11 – 14, 2020
- NTSA – STCF —
May 12, 2020 Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Conference — May 18 – 19, 2020
- Spring 2020 Joint NDIA/AIA Industrial Security Conference —
May 18 – 20, 2020
- 35th Annual National Test & Evaluation Conference —
June 2 – 4, 2020
- Expeditionary Warfare Division Annual Meeting —
June 3, 2020
- CBRN Defense Conference & Exhibition — July 27
- DLA Land & Maritime Supplier Conference and Exhibition — August 25
SMALL BUSINESS SURVEY
The Department of Defense Office of Acquisition and Sustainment seeks to better understand the issues facing small businesses as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. To do so, NDIA requests that you complete a 5-minute survey by April 10 related to your experience as a small business member of the defense industrial base.
The survey is being conducted by NDIA. All private information will remain confidential and anonymous, and no comments will have individual attribution. Your participation in the survey is entirely voluntary and you are not obligated to answer any or all of the questions posed.
With that being said, we greatly appreciate the time you spend in completing this survey to help your fellow small business defense industrial base members.
If you have any questions regarding the survey, its purpose, or its contents, please contact Corbin Evans at cevans@NDIA.org.
Preliminary Results Summary
Though it remains open for submissions, NDIA's COVID-19 Small-Business Impacts Survey has garnered 458 total responses as of 8:00 am on March 27, 2020. While the survey collects important perspectives on the operational effects of COVID-19 on small businesses within the defense industry, this preliminary results summary provides an analytical overview and then a breakdown of individual questions and responses. The results of some questions are still being analyzed. Additional small business members of the defense industry are invited to complete the survey and contribute to this information-gathering effort.
NDIA COVID-19 Policy Actions (Letter Links & Descriptions) & Important Information
5/29/2020 - The Project Spectrum website offers cybersecurity resources for small business: https://projectspectrum.io
5/29/2020 - For information on Wednesday’s small business webinar, visit ‘The Future of Telework: Successful Practices for the Virtual Environment’
5/27/2020 - Pentagon Reservation Plan for Resilience and Aligning with National Guidelines for Opening Up America Again:
5/27/2020 - DoD CIO memo on “Authorized Telework Capabilities and Guidance”
5/20/2020 - The DPA Title III Executive Agent program office utilizes a standing Hybrid Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on Beta.Sam.gov—the mechanism by which DPA Title III engages with industry—for the purpose of creating, maintaining, protecting, expanding, or restoring domestic industrial base capabilities essential to national defense. This is for those companies interested in requesting DPA Title III investment support outside of the JATF efforts for expanding medical and personal protective equipment capabilities. For detailed information about the FOA, visit https://beta.sam.gov/opp/da912c3ffe60df6c300811133930f9fb/view?keywords=FA86%2050-19-S-5010&sort=-relevance&index=&is_active=true&page=1.
5/20/2020 - Defense Production Act, Title III White Paper Process
5/20/2020 - Defense Production Act, Title III Program Overview
5/20/2020 - A list of lenders willing to take on DIB small business as new clients can be found at:
5/18/2020 - DoD CIO’s latest public guidance on telework can be found at:
5/18/2020 - DRAFT - DoD Process for Section 3610 Reimbursement: Implementation Guidance
5/18/2020 - DoD Process for Section 3610 Reimbursement
5/11/2020 - NDIA - COVID-19 Second Survey Preliminary Results
5/11/2020 - What does the Defense Industrial Base need to reopen and/or recover from COVID-19?
Summary of Responses from Industry Associations
5/9/2020 - DAU and the Office of Small Business Programs within Industrial Policy are hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 13 at 3:00pm EST. The topic is “DPC Policy Guidance” featuring Mr. Kim Herrington. For more details, visit:
5/9/2020 - The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Office of Small Business Programs monthly webinar provides small businesses and others with information about DLA's mission and business opportunities within DLA supply chains.
This month’s webinar is Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at 2:00pm EST. To register, please send the following information via email to Alandra.Jones@dla.mil.
1. Organization/Company Name
2. Attendees Name
3. Business Size
4. Session date
5. Please list your North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes for your company's core competencies (list up to 5)
5/9/2020 - Industrial Policy’s new Trusted Capital webpage is available at:
5/9/2020 - Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) COVID-19 Guidance Provided for the Contracting Community
5/9/2020 - Defense Pricing and Contracting Actions in Response to COVID-19
5/9/2020 - Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment Capabilities
5/4/2020 - Secretary of Defense letter to Defense Industrial Base Workforce
5/4/2020 - DPC process for 3610 reimbursement:
5/4/2020 - CIO guidance on DoD use of peripheral computer equipment
5/3/2020 - Transcript from USD Lord’s COVID-19 response press briefing yesterday:
5/3/2020 - In response to industry’s question on COVID-19 issues impacting contractor performance ratings, attached is DPC’s guidance with the applicable sentence highlighted.
5/3/2020 - The recording of INSA’s supply chain webinar is located at:
4/30/2020 - Section 4003 of the CARES Act and how Treasury is implementing the tranche of $17 billion associated with national security companies.
- The application can be accessed on the Treasury website, through a page dedicated to the CARES Act (https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/preserving-jobs-for-american-industry) and (https://forms.treasury.gov/caresact/NationalSecurityLoanRequest)
- From Treasury’s FAQs: What is “a business critical to maintaining national security”?
A business critical to maintaining national security is one that, unless otherwise approved as set forth below, is at the time of the business’s application:
(1) performing under a “DX”-priority rated contract or order under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System regulations (15 CFR part 700); or
(2) operating under a valid top secret facility security clearance under the National Industrial Security Program regulations (32 CFR part 2004).
Applicants that do not satisfy either of these two criteria may be considered for loans if, based on a recommendation and certification by the Secretary of Defense or the Director of National Intelligence that the applicant business is critical to maintaining national security, the Secretary of the Treasury determines that the applicant business is critical to maintaining national security. Businesses that do not meet these criteria may nonetheless be eligible for assistance under other CARES Act programs.
- Per Treasury: Borrowers are encouraged to submit their completed application materials by 3:00 p.m. EDT on May 1, 2020, for expedited review. Applications received after 3:00 p.m. on May 1, 2020, may not be considered, but the Treasury Department may, in its discretion and subject to the availability of funds, consider such applications for approval.
4/27/2020 - USD(I) checked and confirmed that the attached SWFT Vendor list is the most current version—there have been no updates since last June.
If any in industry wish to add a vendor to the list, they can submit a request to DMDC (Defense Manpower Data Center) at firstname.lastname@example.org. The DMDC SWFT website is also a good resource: https://psa.dmdc.osd.mil/psawebdocs/docPage.jsp?p=SWFT.
4/27/2020 - DAU Webcasts: Defense Small Business Series: Foreign Investment: Tools for Small Businesses and How DoD Can Help
4/24/2020 - Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act FAQs
4/24/2020 - Updated Treasury FAQs on PPP:
4/24/2020 - Navy consolidated long range forecast that comprises 7 of the 10 major Navy buying Commands:
4/24/2020 - Navy consolidated long range forecast that comprises 7 of the 10 major Navy buying Commands:
4/24/2020 - The UK Ministry of Defense is collecting information on supply chain interruptions.
If companies are having difficulties delivering due to restrictions in the UK, they can seek guidance by emailing DefComrcl-COVIDemail@example.com
4/24/2020 - DLA hosts monthly webinars to educate small businesses and others about DLA's mission and opportunities to participate in contracts.
The next DLA webinar is scheduled for May 13 at 2:00pm Eastern Time, and attendees can register by sending an email to Alandra.Jones@dla.mil. You can find this and the schedule for future webinars at www.dla.mil/SmallBusiness/ For a video about opportunities with DLA, visit https://youtu.be/40aJUVWgz4A
4/24/2020 - USD(I) is closely monitoring the security challenges posed by the pandemic and stands ready to assist industry.
To that end, DoD has approved a number of companies to provide fingerprint services to the MilDeps, Agencies, and Industry. OUSDI&S learned that FieldPrint is the largest of the vendors with more than 1300 locations across the United States and its territories. DoD encourages those interested to go through the list of approved vendors to see which one best meets their needs.
4/24/2020 - FEMA fact sheet: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Addressing PPE Needs in Non-Healthcare Setting