As the sole association representing all sizes and sectors of America’s defense ecosystem, we know we must continue to offer programming and events to ensure our members deliver the best capabilities and support to our warfighters. As the U.S. engages in great power competition, we are rolling out our "NDIA NEXT" initiative with new enhancements to NDIA’s structure and dues to respond to emerging challenges and take advantage of new opportunities.

What's New?
In addition to several new initiatives, NDIA is opening up two new categories to refine corporate individuals that do not belong to a large corporate roster to have access to benefits. New membership categories, Industry Partner and Industry Professional, have been added. Beginning in mid-January 2025, NDIA will adjust membership packages and increase annual membership dues across all membership categories. The increase, approved by the NDIA Board of Directors, reflects the rising costs of operations and the need to continue providing exceptional services and benefits to our members. This will be the first adjustment in 27 years, during which time costs have increased by almost 100%, according to the USA Consumer Price Index.

The NDIA NEXT adjustments to our structure will allow us to tailor programming to all members and adjustments to dues will enable us to continue providing important benefits, including:

  • Offering registration and exhibit discounts at NDIA meetings, conferences and events.
  • Providing full membership benefits available to all employees of corporate members.
  • Supporting efforts in legislative, regulatory, and policy actions that impact our members.

Over the past few years, NDIA has made significant strides in delivering additional value to our members:

  • Engagement: Rapidly returned to normalcy with NDIA events, facilitating crucial networking and information-sharing opportunities.
  • Policy Impact: Advocated successfully for the reauthorization of the SBIR program and expanded our annual Vital Signs report, prompting government actions such as the release of the first industrial base strategy.
  • Innovation: Launched the Emerging Technologies Institute to help bring cutting-edge innovation to our warfighters.We invite you to explore more information related to our NDIA NEXT initiative using the buttons below.