NDIA’s Defense Workforce Project (DWP) is a multi-year initiative to address challenges to the vision of a robust, ready, and cleared defense workforce for 2040. Working groups comprise DWP, each mapped to a different a line of effort identified by NDIA as critical to the future success of the defense industrial base. Deliverables for the working groups include recommendations to policymakers, legislators, and industry leaders, which are briefed out at the annual Defense Workforce Summit in September.


The Defense Workforce Project aims to:

  • Draw upon the defense industry, the Department of Defense and other relevant government agencies, academia, and training organizations
  • Promote the development and sustainment of a robust, ready, and cleared defense workforce for 2040

For any questions regarding the Defense Workforce Project, please contact Chris Sax at csax@NDIA.org.

NDIA Contact

For more information about this group, please contact:

Mr. Chris Sax
Strategy Associate
Phone: (703) 247-2571
E-mail: csax@NDIA.org

Policy Contact

Defense Workforce Project