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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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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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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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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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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’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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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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Special Operations Forces Industry Conference Kicks Off at the Tampa Convention Center

SOFIC is a collaborative effort between NDIA and USSOCOM. It is the premier, special operations centric conference in the world.

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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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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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NDIA remembers President George H.W. Bush

ARLINGTON, VA — We at the National Defense Industrial Association mourn the passing of George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States and true advocate for the warfighter through his service in the military and in office.The U.S. defense … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2018 ISOF ASSAULT ON TERRORIST CAMP TO RESCUE TAMPA’S MAYOR

Every other year, USSOCOM and its ISOF partners put on a capabilities demonstration for attendees at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), The 2018 demonstration was excellent and this video captures just one phase of the demonstration. Bob Buckhorn, … 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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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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iFest: Three days of data-driven learning for government pros comes to DC

ARLINGTON, VA – Data-driven learning is the latest in innovations to leverage data and analytics for making informed decisions. It’s the focus of events and programs July 31-Aug. 2 at iFest 2017, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Virginia. … 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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Special Operations Force Industry Conference (SOFIC) 2017

I’m just getting back from another outstanding SOFIC Conference in Tampa, Fl. This coming week, I’ll be updating readers on what the SOF Community is up to, what their needs are going forward along with a 30,000 foot look at … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2015 Comes To A Close

The overwhelming theme at SOFIC 2015 was leveraging the SOF/ Industry partnership to enable SOF and its Blue Force partners to operate and win in a complex world. The world as it exists today is certainly complex and USSOCOM is … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 Day Two

Black Hawk infiltrates team to destroy a barge with C4 charges…

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Diving Officer Make Your Depth 65 Feet – Raising #2 Periscope – No Shadows, No Shadows, Scope Breaking, Scope Out.

Just got back from a great two weeks so there’s quite a bit to talk about. One of those, was SOFIC 2011; it was outstanding and gets better year-over-year. However, before I set the pencil to paper, I would like to thank the … Continue reading

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