Category Archives: NDIA

2020 USW Fall Conference is Cancelled

The 2020 Undersea Warfare Fall Conference has been cancelled. The NDIA team values your support and is grateful for your involvement in our events. While keeping the wellbeing of our event participants, members, and partners in mind, we are diligently … Continue reading

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NDIA joins call to extend Section 3610 through 2021

July 31, 2020 ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association is asking Congress to extend authority in Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act beyond Sept. 30, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021. This is to … Continue reading

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NDIA Joint Armaments, Robotics, and Munitions Conference & Exhibition is Cancelled

The NDIA Joint Armaments, Robotics, and Munitions Conference & Exhibition has been cancelled. The NDIA team values your support and is grateful for your involvement in our events. While keeping the wellbeing of our event participants, members, and partners in … Continue reading

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Lord discusses Trusted Capital Marketplace in latest National Defense magazine

ARLINGTON, VA — The Defense Department’s Ellen Lord offers insight into the Office of Industrial Policy’s work through the Trusted Capital Marketplace, where financial institutions and qualifying companies explore partnerships to support national security, in the latest issue of National … Continue reading

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NDIA joins associations in call for funding, extension of Section 3610 in CARES Act

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association, along with seven industry associations representing thousands of government contractors, sent a letter July 24<https://content.ndia.org/-/media/Sites/Press%20Releases/Documents/Multi-association%20Letter%20to%20Request%20Extension%20and%20Funding%20for%20Sec%203610.ashx?la=en&gt; to congressional leadership that urges funding and an extension to Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief … Continue reading

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Beware of Unofficial Housing & Attendee List Scams

BEWARE OF UNOFFICIAL VENDORS SOFIC exhibitors and attendees have reported receiving solicitations from vendors NOT affiliated with SOFIC – specifically regarding hotel reservations and attendee list sales. Attendee Email List ScamsWe would like to remind all participants that NDIA does … Continue reading

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vSOFIC On Demand Registration Still Available!

Unable to attend the first-ever Virtual Special Operations Forces Industry Conference? Don’t worry! We have you covered. Between now and August 31, 2020, you can gain access to all the releasable presentations from vSOFIC for just $150. After registering, you … Continue reading

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NDIA and Lockheed Martin present a biotechnology for defense webinar

June 16, 2020 ARLINGTON, VA — Media are welcome to cover the Biotechnology for Materiel and Defense Symposium Webinar<https://www.ndia.org/events/2020/6/17/biotechnology-for-materiel-and-defense-symposium&gt;, Wednesday, June 17, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, presented by the National Defense Industrial Association and Lockheed Martin.This on-the-record event … Continue reading

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NDIA commends confirmation of Gen. CQ Brown as 22nd Air Force chief of staff

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association issues the following statement about Air Force Gen. CQ Brown’s confirmation:NDIA enthusiastically applauds the 98-0 unanimous Senate confirmation of Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown as the next U.S. Air Force chief of staff, … Continue reading

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NDIA approves of House changes to small-business pandemic aid program

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association issues this statement regarding the House of Representatives passing Thursday the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020: NDIA applauds the House passing the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. This legislation improves … Continue reading

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NDIA asks Congress to reconsider several defense legislative proposals

May 7, 2020 ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association is among members of the Acquisition Reform Working Group voicing concern to the Senate and House Armed Services committees over several legislative proposals that the groups say could harm … Continue reading

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DOD, DAU webcast on adversarial foreign investment

ARLINGTON, VA – Adversarial foreign investment is a real concern during the COVID-19 crisis. The Defense Department’s Office of Small Business Programs and Defense Acquisition University will host a webinar<https://www.dau.edu/events/DAU%20Webcasts%20-%20Foreign%20Investment%20Tools%20for%20Small%20Businesses%20and%20How%20DoD%20Can%20Help&gt; Wednesday, April 29, 3-4:30 p.m., to heighten awareness of the … Continue reading

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NDIA commends Congress’ passage of latest aid package of $484 billion.

April 23, 2020 ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association applauds Congress’ passage today of additional funds to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 crisis. The $484 billion bill, which also assists hospitals and funds more coronavirus testing capacity, … Continue reading

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DoD introduces Cyber Circuits: A live webinar

ARLINGTON, VA – The Defense Department’s Office of Small-Business Programs introduces Cyber Circuits: A live webinar with cybersecurity experts, industry leaders and cyber-celebs Wednesday, April 22 at 11 a.m. EDT.With the theme, “Protecting Small Business in a COVID-19 Environment,” this … Continue reading

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NDIA among groups seeking Section 3610 clarity from OMB

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association is among nine trade organizations asking the Office of Management and Budget to clarify implementation of Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the Arlington, VA-based group announces.NDIA … Continue reading

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DoD will allow payments to contractors who can’t work due to COVID-19 circumstances

ARLINGTON, VA — The Defense Department announced Thursday a class deviation to Section 3610 of the CARES Act that will let agencies reimburse contractors for payment to employees who can’t work because of COVID-19 facility closures or other restrictions.The April … Continue reading

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Save the Date | vSOFIC | May 11 – 15, 2020

Where the SOF Community Convenes Virtually This NEW virtual event, vSOFIC, will give you the opportunity to hear USSOCOM’s capability needs and the chance to share what you have to offer the force. vSOFIC will offer a variety of learning … Continue reading

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NDIA, PSC seek more time for contractors’ Section 889 compliance

APRIL 2, 2020 ARLINGTON, VA – Leaders of the National Defense Industrial Association and the Professional Services Council want Congress to move by six months the deadline to implement part of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that prohibits the … Continue reading

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Medical equipment, contractor support among latest results from NDIA’s work with the Defense Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 28, 2020 ARLINGTON, VA – The Defense Department has acted swiftly to get more and faster medical assistance to U.S. areas affected by the COVID-19 virus outbreak, answering concerns addressed last week in several meetings with the … Continue reading

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NDIA to small businesses: DOD wants your COVID-19 challenges

ARLINGTON, VA – The Defense Department’s Office of Acquisition and Sustainment wants to know what challenges small-business contractors are facing in response to the COVID-19 crisis. A five-minute survey<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NDIACOVID19&gt; from the National Defense Industrial Association will collect contractors’ initial impacts … Continue reading

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NDIA announces 2020 SOFIC cancellation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 20, 2020 NDIA: Safety top priority in canceling 2020 SOFIC ARLINGTON, VA – Following directives to avoid mass gatherings for public safety amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) is canceled, the … Continue reading

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NDIA leads associations calling on Congress to cover contractors during COVID-19 response

    ARLINGTON, VA — With the COVID-19 virus response directing people to avoid contact and stay at home, Congress needs to give sound guidelines “to ensure the health and economic security” of thousands of federal government contractors who work … Continue reading

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NDIA’s Carlisle calls on Congress to protect contractors in COVID-19 response

ARLINGTON, VA — With rising concern for the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the defense industrial base, NDIA’s Hawk Carlisle has asked Congress for actions that ensure businesses and contractors can keep working and keep national security intact.Calling the Coronavirus crisis … Continue reading

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Secretary Lord calls on NDIA for COVID-19 response panel

ARLINGTON, VA — The National Defense Industrial Association is among industry organizations that will talk daily with Defense Department officials on Coronavirus COVID-19 updates and the virus’ impact on industry, the organization announces today.Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for … Continue reading

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Kudos on Esper confirmation

  NDIA welcomes Mark Esper as the new secretary of defense ARLINGTON, VA — The National Defense Industrial Association offers this statement on the confirmation of Mark Esper as the next U.S. defense secretary:NDIA congratulates Mark Esper on his rapid … Continue reading

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Annual Capitol Hill Modeling & Simulation Expo is Wed., July 10

July 8, 2019 Rep. Scott among speakers at annual modeling and simulation exhibit on Hill ARLINGTON, VA – Media are welcome to cover the 13th annual Congressional Modeling and Simulation Expo < https://www.trainingsystems.org/events/2019/7/10/capitol-hill-expo&gt;, Wednesday, July 10, 11:30 am to 2:30 … Continue reading

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Images From SOFIC 2019

SOFIC ( Special Operations Force Industry Conference) is an annual conference held in Tampa, Florida. The event is organized by NDIA and USSOCOM, and it’s the premier SOF centric conference and exhibit  in the world. Exhibitors from all over the … Continue reading

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NDIA statement on the pending nomination of Shanahan as defense secretary

May 9, 2019 ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association issues the following statement on the pending nomination of Patrick Shanahan as defense secretary:NDIA commends the pending nomination of Patrick Shanahan as the new secretary of defense. We recommend … Continue reading

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NDIA Names Gen. Dunford for 2019 Eisenhower Award

Dunford is NDIA’s pick for its highest honor, the Eisenhower award ARLINGTON, VA – Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and honored Marine of more than 40 years, is the 2019 recipient of the National Defense … Continue reading

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NDIA supports defense budget, calls for end of Budget Control Act

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association issues this statement regarding President Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget<https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/&gt;, released Monday, March 11:NDIA supports the commitment to our nation’s defense and its warfighters signaled in the defense top line of the President’s … Continue reading

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22nd Annual Systems and Mission Engineering Conference | Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts! We invite high-quality professional presentations for the 22nd Annual Systems and Mission Engineering Conference to be held October 21-24, 2019 in Tampa, FL. This conference provides an interactive forum for Program Managers, Systems Engineers, Chief Scientists, and … Continue reading

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The National Defense Industrial Association issues this statement on the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis

Secretary James Mattis deserves our highest regard and appreciation for his life of service, for his strategic influence and his steadfast leadership. First as a Marine, then as head of Joint Forces Command and Central Command, and most recently as … Continue reading

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Systems Engineering Draft Agenda Now Available!

Act now and register today!The draft agenda is now available on the event website here: NDIA.org/se18.This conference seeks to create an interactive forum for Program Managers, System Engineers, Chief Scientists, and Engineers and Managers from the Requirements, Design, Verification, Support, … Continue reading

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Expeditionary Warfare Conference coming to Annapolis Oct. 24-26

Show addresses challenges of distributed operations of the Joint and Naval Force in a more contested warfighting environment. With that, we are pleased to team with the Mine Warfare Association. An optional, classified session at Northrop Grumman’s Annapolis offices also … Continue reading

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Women In Defense National Conference

ARLINGTON, VA – Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson, commander of NORTHCOM and NORAD, and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson will deliver keynote addresses at the 2017 Women In Defense National Conference. Register now <http://www.mmsend64.com/link.cfm?r=7qoTiTO9R64xhbnDyHf3tw~~&pe=z8uhIfZpiIbFrCrhxXbDevd-lUgXoTL5Wb_OvmHs9icZmFEGNRPRRVtBtL1i4wJEaLIbvcrOoZTCpsVOrhubIw~~&gt; to hear these two … Continue reading

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NDIA Applauds Passage of a Continuing Resolution – encourages fast action to fully fund fiscal year 2018

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association is pleased with congressional actions Friday that saw a funding resolution passed to avoid a government shutdown. NDIA now calls on officials to act and pass the full fiscal year 2018 budget. … Continue reading

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NDIA Manufacturing Division Meeting

Mark your calendars for the next meeting of the Manufacturing Division, September 20-21 at the Doolittle Institute, Ft Walton Beach, FL.  The Division is working with the Gulf Coast Chapter of NDIA to examine challenges and issues for the Defense … Continue reading

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NDIA Applauds and Offers Its Help to Trump Effort to Review Defense Industrial Base

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association applauded Friday President Donald Trump’s intent to sign an executive order for a wide “whole of government” review of the defense industrial base, saying the action is a long time in coming … Continue reading

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NDIA Vice Chair Ellen Lord nominated as Under Secretary of Defense for AT&L

ARLINGTON , VA – Ellen Lord, vice chair of the board for the National Defense Industrial Association and president and chief executive officer of Textron Systems, has been nominated to be the next Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, … Continue reading

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Air Force Gen. Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle takes command at NDIA

Arlington, VA – Retired Air Force Gen. Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle has a new watch, starting his tenure Thursday, June 15, as the latest president and chief executive officer of the National Defense Industrial Association. Carlisle was appointed in March … Continue reading

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