Member Value Briefing

Join Rachel McCaffrey, NDIA's VP for Membership and Chapters for a webinar discussion focused on maximizing your company's NDIA corporate membership. Learn how participation in NDIA functional Divisions and local Chapter activities can help your company achieve its business objectives. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet our Membership Team, ask questions, and learn how to fully leverage your Corporate membership in the trusted leader among defense and national security associations!  

Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 1pm – Register Here!

Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 1pm – Register Here!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 1pm - Register Here!

Friday, October 21, 2022 at 1pm - Register Here!

Monday, November 21 at 1pm - Register Here!

Thursday, December 15 at 1pm - Register Here!


Latest Member Value Webinar Recording


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NDIA’s ability to pursue our collective mission in support of the warfighter is founded on our members’ engagement and expertise, and so we are proud to offer you exclusive access to the new NDIA Member-Only Webinar Series. This series is replete with compelling webinars led by key leaders as a method of exchanging information, advancing national security, and recognizing your role in NDIA. Join us online as we explore the latest topics of interest to the defense and national security community.

Upcoming Webinars

Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) – Webinar Friday, June 17, 2022 at 1pm EDT

What matters in DoD? If you tell me what's resourced, I'll tell you what matters.

DoD uses four distinct processes to manage department resourcing: Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution. These processes, led by different groups with different incentives/priorities and levels of knowledge, skills, and experience, run simultaneously, while actions taken in one can ripple across to the others. Gaining an understanding of each process will provide context to WID and NDIA members as they pursue DoD business opportunities.

On Friday, June 17, 2022 Col (Ret) Rachel McCaffrey, NDIA's VP of Membership and Chapters and Executive Director or Women in Defense, shared her PPBE knowledge and insights in a webinar exclusively for NDIA and WID members. Click here to register.


ETI Tech Thursdays

Give us an hour of your time and we will help you understand the technologies DoD has identified as being critical to future military  operations!

NDIA knows how hard it is for national security professionals to keep up with all of the technical advances happening in universities and research labs. All of us have heard of hypersonics, quantum science, blockchain, but very few of us understand the science behind these technologies or how they could impact our professional lives.

Join NDIA and our Emerging Technologies Institute (ETI) for our new summer webinar series, Tech Thursdays, where we offer entry-level overviews of the science behind, and defense implications of, critical emerging technologies. No prior familiarity with the topic is required, and all NDIA, WID and NTSA members are invited to attend.

Check back later this summer for more ETI Tech Thursday webinars that will cover topics including Microelectronics, Blockchain and more!


Quantum Science 101 with Dr. Paul Lopata, Former Principal Director for Quantum Science, Department of Defense – Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 1pm ET

Quantum information science has emerged in the last ten years as a hot topic in technology circles, with a significant increase in government research organizations, major information technology companies, and venture capitalists investments. This recent excitement, built on decades of success in basic research, has introduced a broader audience to a field of study previously sequestered within the walls of the academy and advanced research laboratories.  Many quantum science core concepts seem exotic and present themselves as unintuitive (even confusing!) to experts and non-experts alike.  These concepts include particle-wave duality, interference, entanglement, superposition, and the measurement problem.  Coupled with the mathematical machinery required to tackle technical problems, the field retains an air of mystery and barriers to entry abound.  Nonetheless, there are several clearly-identified opportunities to gain military advantage through the development and deployment of quantum information technology.  In this presentation, Dr. Lopata will introduce the field of quantum information science with minimal mystery and jargon, discuss recent advancements and place a sharp focus on military opportunity and impact to joint operations in the near and far term. Click here to register.


Biotechnology 101 with Dr. Justin Sanchez, Technical Fellow, Battelle – Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 1pm ET

Using biology as a technology to solve national security challenges provides unparalleled capabilities for operational missions. Biotechnology offers unique attributes because it is adaptable, persistent, and resilient to the most challenging mission conditions, unlike the physical sciences (e.g., chemistry, physics, electrical engineering) that currently drive virtually every component of traditional defense systems. Biotechnology capabilities create strategic surprise for peer and near peer adversaries in the domains of logistics, human performance, supply chains, special operation missions, and intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance. This presentation will perform a deep dive into the biotechnologies available today, their operational relevance, and how biotechnology can change the way military personnel fight and win in today’s conflicts as well as against future emerging threats.  

Click here to register.