The Strategy & Policy unit publishes a series of reports, occasional papers and timely briefs on a range of subjects with the aim of improving public awareness and offering high quality non-partisan research, thinking, and analysis on issues concerning the defense industrial base.


Two of our most notable publications include Vital Signs, our yearly flagship report on the health of defense industrial base, while NDIA’s AI Sourcebook is a definitive resource on America’s AI sector. Archival publications can be found under the relevant issue-specific pages.