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|Motto||At the Heart of the Mission|
|Corporate, Individual, Small Business, and Life|
President and CEO
|General Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle, USAF (Ret)|
|Affiliations||Association For Enterprise Integration (AFEI) |
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The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is a trade association for the United States government and defense industrial base. It is an educational 501(c)3 educational organization. Its headquarters are in Arlington, Virginia. NDIA was established in 1919 as a result of the inability of the defense industry to scale up the war effort during World War I.
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In 1917, Brigadier General Benedict Crowell was called to active duty and served on the General Munitions Board. As a board member, he established a relationship with the steel industry and was almost immediately appointed Assistant Secretary of War and Director of Munitions. As Director of Munitions, Crowell was a significant catalyst in improving the country's capability to produce arms and ammunition. However, he recognized the nation's need for an association that fostered cooperation between civilian industry and government in support of industrial preparedness. He founded the Army Ordnance Association (AOA) in 1919 and served as president for its first 25 years. Over the ensuing decades, AOA became the American Defense Preparedness Association (ADPA), which then merged with the 1944 National Security Industrial Association (NSIA) in 1997, creating NDIA.
NDIA publishes National DEFENSE Magazine, Weekly Policy Digest, Weekly Defense Insider, and Monthly Defense Watch.
NDIA has 29 chapters located throughout the United States.
|Aberdeen Proving Ground||Central Florida||Central New Jersey||Delaware Valley|
|First Coast||Georgia||Great Lakes||Great Rivers|
|Greater Hampton Roads||Greater Indiana||Greater Los Angeles||Greater New York-Connecticut|
|Greater Tampa Bay||Gulf Coast||Iowa-Illinois||Lone Star|
|Michigan||New England||North Carolina||Pacific Northwest|
|Picatinny||Red River Regional||Rocky Mountain||San Diego|
|Southern Nevada||Southwest||Tennessee Valley||Washington, DC|
|Wright Brothers Regional|
|Agile Delivery for Agencies, Programs, and Teams (ADAPT)||Armaments||Bomb & Warhead||Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense|
|Combat Survivability||Cyber-Augmented Operations (CAO)||Cybersecurity||Electronics|
|Expeditionary Warfare||Health Affairs||Human Systems||Integrated Program Management|
|International||Logistics Management||Manufacturing||Missile Defense|
|Munitions Technology||Procurement||Robotics||Science and Engineering Today|
|Security and Counterintelligence||Small Business||Space||Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict|
|Strike, Land Attack, and Air Defense (SLAAD)||Systems Engineering||Tactical Wheeled Vehicles||Technical Information|
|Test & Evaluation||Undersea Warfare|
NDIA has 5 industrial committees and working groups that bring government and industry personnel together on important topics.
|NDIA Industrial Committees and Working Groups|
|Chemical Biological Defense Acquisition Initiatives Forum||Industrial Committee of Ammunition Producers||Industrial Committee on Operational Test and Evaluation|
|Cybersecurity for Advanced Manufacturing Working Group||Trusted Microelectrics Joint Working Group|
a trade group that represents 900 military contractors
The main military manufacturers' organization, National Defense Industrial Association, has 9000 corporate affiliates and 36000 individual members with no foreign membership. The association maintains close coordination with the DOD functioning through thirty-four committees, each with direct access to and a working relationship with the military. Divided up amongst these contractors is the largest single slice of the federal government budget. Current military spending has hit $383 billion with $62 billion for procurement and $51 billion in research and development.