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Government policy.

The following divisions are overseen by NDIA's Vice President for Government Policy, Peter M. Steffes.

Government Policy Advisory Division

The Government Policy Advisory Division is responsible for developing and implementing the association's policy agenda that serves as a guide to NDINs education and lobbying activities. Division membership includes senior NDIA NDIA National Defense Industrial Association
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 staff, division chairmen, chapter presidents and board appointees.

Division Leadership:

Glenn Baer


ARINC ARINC Aeronautical Radio, Inc.
ARINC Aircraft Radio Incorporated
ARINC Aeronautical Research Incorporated


Toni White

Vice Chair

Raytheon Co.

Point of Contact:

Peter M. Steffes

Vice President, Government Policy * (703) 247-9470

Legislative Information Division

The purpose of the Legislative Information Division is to identify legislative items in the national security area of significant interest to the NDIA membership. Legislation monitored by the division includes:

* Authorization and appropriations legislation for the Department of Defense

* Congressional budget actions

* Procurement policy issues

* International trade issues

The LID invites members of Congress and staff, senior Department of Defense representatives, defense industry executives and outside defense experts to participate in roundtable discussions about the current status of the defense industry, proposed legislation, regulations and policies. All material and information presented is not-for-attribution and is for the benefit of NDIA corporate members and invited guests.

Past speakers include:

* Members of Congress

* Senior congressional staff

* Senior Department of Defense officials

* Senior DHS DHS Department of Homeland Security (USA)
DHS Department of Human Services
DHS Department of Health Services
DHS Demographic and Health Surveys
DHS Dirhams (Morocco national currency) 

Division Leadership:

Candace Vessella


BAE Systems BAE Systems

British manufacturer of aircraft, missiles, avionics, naval vessels, and other aerospace and defense products. BAE Systems was formed (1999) from the merger of British Aerospace (BAe) with Marconi Electronic Systems.

Gerald Harvey


Lockheed Martin For the former company, see .

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta.

Point of Contact:

Pete Steffes

VP, Government Policy

(703) 247-9470

A complete schedule and description of Division activities is available online at:

Procurement Division

A key component of NDIA's Government Policy team is the Procurement Division. This division serves as the industry ombudsman ombudsman (äm`bədzmən) [Swed.,=agent or representative], public official appointed to deal with individual complaints against government acts. , giving NDIA membership access to the full spectrum of regulatory and legal issues of importance to the defense industrial base.

The disciplines represented in the division are apparent in the names of the committees: contract finance, contract and acquisition management, legal, industrial security and program management systems. Additionally, there is a PD Washington Group to handle rapid response issues that cannot be processed through normal channels.

The division reviews and provides comments on major acquisition regulations and offers members opportunities to sit on industry/government ad hoc For this purpose. Meaning "to this" in Latin, it refers to dealing with special situations as they occur rather than functions that are repeated on a regular basis. See ad hoc query and ad hoc mode.  boards. The division also engages in the preparation and filing of amicus curiae briefs Noun 1. amicus curiae brief - a brief presented by someone interested in influencing the outcome of a lawsuit but who is not a party to it
brief, legal brief - a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
 before the appeals courts and the Supreme Court. These briefs, done on a pro bono Short for pro bono publico [Latin, For the public good]. The designation given to the free legal work done by an attorney for indigent clients and religious, charitable, and other nonprofit entities.  basis, involve cases having an industry wide application or a constitutional basis.

Point of Contact:

Ruth Franklin

Director, Procurement * (703) 247-2598

Procurement Planning Committee planning committee n (in local government) → comité m de planificación  

This committee functions as the exec utive body of the Procurement Division. It determines the division's objectives, policies and major courses of action and means of implementing such objectives and policies. This is an elected body.

Committee Leadership:

Karen L. Wilson


The Boeing Company

Karen L. Manos

Vice Chair

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Contract Finance Committee

This committee focuses on the many constantly evolving pricing, costing and financial aspects of government acquisition. Acquisition activities relating to relating to relate prepconcernant

relating to relate prepbezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc 
 financial management, financial accounting, auditing, cost allowability, cost reporting, contract pricing, financing, profits, payments and disbursements are subject areas of concern, reaction, recommendation and follow-up for this committee.

Committee Leadership:

Mark S. Dostal


PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP LLP - Lower Layer Protocol  

Margaret A. DiVirgilio

Vice Chair

Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Contract and Acquisition Management Committee

This committee monitors those aspects of government acquisition dealing with the solicitation process, contract negotiation and the administration and close-out of government contracts.

Committee Leadership:

Janice M. Menker


Concurrent Technologies Corporation

Reginald A. Banks

Vice Chair

Raytheon Company

Legal Committee

This committee acts on legal issues facing government contractors, including statutes, regulations, court decisions and federal agency policies related to the affairs of the association generally and to the federal acquisition and procurement process more specifically.

Committee Leadership:

Claude P. Goddard


Akerman Senterfitt Wickwire Gavin

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Michael Patrick Bell is an actor and voice over artist, born April 10, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York.

Vice Chair

ATK ATK - Andrew Toolkit  Thiokol

Program Management Systems Committee

The Program Management Systems Committee provides the Procurement Planning Committee with advice and recommendations on policy, regulation and law in matters regarding industry program management systems affected by government acquisition policy and regulations.

Committee Leadership:

Daniel Butler



Joseph Kusick

Vice Chair

Raytheon Company

Industrial Security Committee This committee represents member companies' interests in all matters regarding industrial security. It is responsible for monitoring all security matters relating to the Defense Industrial Security Program, special access programs and other activities that affect national security programs and corporate assets.

Committee Leadership:

Frederick Riccardi


ManTech International

James R. Hallo

Vice Chair

The MITRE Corporation (body) MITRE Corporation - A US federally funded R&D center, spun off in 1958 from the MIT Lincoln Laboratory (also an FFRDC). MITRE is a non-profit corporation chartered to do R&D in the public interest.  

Industrial Committee for Program Management

The purpose of the ICPM ICPM International Classification of Procedures in Medicine
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ICPM Investment Counsel and Portfolio Manager
ICPM IPSec Configuration Policy Model
 is to provide a forum for senior program management representatives from the Defense Department and NDIA corporate member companies to periodically meet and review issues of common interest and concern. Topics for discussion include program management policies and procedures Policies and Procedures are a set of documents that describe an organization's policies for operation and the procedures necessary to fulfill the policies. They are often initiated because of some external requirement, such as environmental compliance or other governmental  which impact military systems development, procurement and use. Broad objectives of the ICPM include: provide a continuing forum for government-industry discussions and exchange of views related to program management activities; discuss OSD (1) (On-Screen Display) An on-screen control panel for adjusting monitors and TVs. The OSD is used for contrast, brightness, horizontal and vertical positioning and other monitor adjustments.  and Service policies that affect relationships with suppliers; discuss emerging issues in government and industry that affect the readiness and capabilities of U.S. defense systems producers; cooperate on various projects of mutual benefit to the ICPM participants; and serve as an output-oriented government-industry body focused on analyzing problems and proposing solutions related to the management of acquisition programs.

Point of Contact

Ruth Franklin

Director, Procurement Division

(703) 247-2598
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