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DIVISION REVIEW COUNCIL ARMAMENTS DIVISION

Chair

David E. Broden

Broden Resource Solutions

Mission:

To provide a forum for industry, government and the military services to address issues which ensure a superior armament system capability today and in the future. Division themes link to Defense Department initiatives, as well as identify needed change. The division emphasis is understanding needs, adapting to lessons learned and after-action reports and providing responsive technology and system solutions to the warfighter.

The division addresses many topics including: armament and concepts, system integration, weapons, munitions mu·ni·tion  
n.
War materiel, especially weapons and ammunition. Often used in the plural.

tr.v. mu·ni·tioned, mu·ni·tion·ing, mu·ni·tions
To supply with munitions.
, fire control, ancillary equipment, logistic support Noun 1. logistic support - assistance between and within military commands
logistic assistance

support - the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities; "his support kept the family together"; "they gave him emotional
, and manufacturing. Attention is given to total systems, technological application and state-of-the-art technological advancements. Committees within the division perform assessments of current armaments and related platform integration.

The division's activity is directed through two committees--the Small Arms small arms, firearms designed primarily to be carried and fired by one person and, generally, held in the hands, as distinguished from heavy arms, or artillery. Early Small Arms


The first small arms came into general use at the end of the 14th cent.
 Committee, chaired by Brian Berger (General Dynamics General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2006 it is the sixth largest defense contractor in the world[1]. The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation. ) Committee, and the Gun and Missile Systems chaired by Mike Till (NSWC Noun 1. NSWC - the agency that provides scientific and engineering and technical support for all aspects of surface warfare
Naval Surface Warfare Center
).

The annual technical meeting of each committee provides a forum for presentation and discussion of armament systems, system platform integration, development, deployment status, technologies, operational lessons learned, and new objectives or needs. The approach is to be inclusive of inclusive of
prep.
Taking into consideration or account; including.
 emerging trends and technology to ensure a vision of the future and to encourage discussion. The use of panel discussions to address priority and challenging topics with diverse opinions provides in-depth analysis. These meetings are complimented by hardware displays and live-fire demonstrations, and provide hands on assessment of topics of interest.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

BALLISTICS ballistics (bəlĭs`tĭks), science of projectiles. Interior ballistics deals with the propulsion and the motion of a projectile within a gun or firing device.  DIVISION

Chair

Mr. Jack Mr. Jack was a funny animals comic strip by Jimmy Swinnerton which ran from about 1903 until 1935. History
When Jimmy Swinnerton moved from the San Francisco Examiner to the New York Journal in 1896, he changed his The Little Bears to
 Riegel

Mission:

The mission of the Ballistics Division is to promote the exchange of technical information regarding interior, transitional, exterior, and terminal ballistics Terminal ballistics, a sub-field of ballistics, is the study of the behavior of a projectile when it hits its target. It is often referred to as stopping power when dealing with human or other living targets.  as well as warhead performance. Emphasis is both on research results and the application of theories and concepts to the design, development and evaluation of weapon systems and their performance against materiel ma·te·ri·el or ma·té·ri·el  
n.
The equipment, apparatus, and supplies of a military force or other organization. See Synonyms at equipment.
 such as armor and other potential targets. First-principles physics-based models to support research activities as well as practical engineering models are of interest.

The Ballistics Division's executive board, whose membership includes world-class U.S. ballisticians, organizes and conducts the widely attended, U.S.-based, unclassified un·clas·si·fied  
adj.
1. Not placed or included in a class or category: unclassified mail.

2.
, International Symposia on Ballistics, at three-year intervals. They are assisted in this effort by world-class ballisticians from more than 24 countries, who also report on their own current unclassified work in ballistics and in many cases assist in the paper selection process.

The Ballistics Division also supports the International Ballistics Committee in the organization of the off-shore international ballistics symposia. The Ballistics Division works jointly with the NDIA's Bomb and Warhead Division to organize an Annual Joint Classified Ballistics Symposium.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

BOMB & WARHEAD DIVISION

Chair

Robert D. Ciccarelli

DE Technologies Inc.

Mission:

To encourage the development and fielding of improved military capabilities and the sustainment of a defense industrial base necessary to achieve these accomplishments; to provide a forum for the exchange of technical concepts, design techniques, and test and evaluation data related to bombs, warheads and both kinetic energy kinetic energy: see energy.
kinetic energy

Form of energy that an object has by reason of its motion. The kind of motion may be translation (motion along a path from one place to another), rotation about an axis, vibration, or any combination of
 and explosive munitions of all types, including those for use against armor, ships, aircraft, submarines, structures and vehicles; to recognize leadership and technical contributions to the field of warhead technology.

Major areas of concern include warhead technology, warhead/target interaction methodology, advanced projectiles, counters to active protection systems, modeling and simulation, testing innovations, chemical energy penetrator technologies, kinetic energy penetrator technologies, terminal ballistics, quantification of terminal effects benefits, and multipurpose mul·ti·pur·pose  
adj.
Designed or used for several purposes: a multipurpose room; multipurpose software.


multipurpose
Adjective
 warheads.

Staff Director: Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574

CHEMICAL & BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE DIVISION

Chair

BG Dean Ertwine, USA (Ret.)

Battelle

Mission:

To promote the exchange of technical and operational information related to the defense of U.S. forces and personnel/interests at home and abroad against the threat of weapons of mass destruction Weapons that are capable of a high order of destruction and/or of being used in such a manner as to destroy large numbers of people. Weapons of mass destruction can be high explosives or nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons, but exclude the means of transporting or  (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear-CBRN) within the Defense Department and among other government agencies, industry and academia.

Areas of interest to the division include policy issues, program/budget matters, research and development, acquisition, production, logistical support, training, doctrine and organization. The scope of the division's mission includes traditional defensive measures, chemical weapons demilitarization de·mil·i·ta·rize  
tr.v. de·mil·i·ta·rized, de·mil·i·ta·riz·ing, de·mil·i·ta·riz·es
1. To eliminate the military character of.

2.
, treaty compliance, industrial base issues and domestic preparedness.

The division's mission is carried out in three different focus groups. The first is the program/policy area where we work with 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.  (the Deputy for Chemical/Biological Defense and Counterproliferation in DDR&E) and the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of the Army for Chemical Demilitarization. This group sponsors quarterly executive roundtable meetings which provide an update on major program areas. The Director of Chemical and Biological Defense at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (or DTRA) is a combat support agency of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) whose primary function is to analyze potential threats to the United States, both homeland and abroad, and provide contingency plans for all such  and the Joint Program Manager for Biological Defense are regular participants in this group.

The second focus area is directed toward the acquisition of goods and services In economics, economic output is divided into physical goods and intangible services. Consumption of goods and services is assumed to produce utility (unless the "good" is a "bad"). It is often used when referring to a Goods and Services Tax.  related to chemical and biological defense, and includes technology development, research and engineering, procurement and logistical support. Our principal involvement here is with the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD JPEO-CBD Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical Biological Defense (US DoD) ). This office sponsors the annual Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry (APBI APBI Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation
APBI Alliance Pet Business International
APBI Advanced Planning Briefings for Industry
APBI Advanced Planning for Business and Industry
), as well as quarterly meetings of the Chemical and Biological Defense Acquisition Initiatives Forum (CBDAIF).

The principal activities of the third group address the specific needs of warfighters in the areas of operations, training, doctrine and readiness. The principal government agency in this area is the Joint Service Integration Group, which is chaired by the Commandant of the U.S. Army Chemical School. The major activity is the annual Joint CBRN CBRN Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear
CBRN Caribbean Basin Radar Network
 Conference (formerly know as Worldwide Chemical Conference), held at Fort Leonard Wood Fort Leonard Wood, U.S. army post, 71,000 acres (28,700 hectares), S central Mo.; est. 1940. It is one of the largest basic-training centers in the United States and also provides training for army engineers. , Mo. It is the preeminent chemical and biological defense conference held in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  and includes attendees from many allied governments and domestic/international industries.

Staff Director: Mike Dauth (703) 247-2593

CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE ACQUISITION INITIATIVES FORUM (CBDAIF)

Chair

Bruce Dobbs

Washington Group International

Mission:

To provide a forum whereby the Joint Program Executive Officer, Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO JPEO Joint Program Executive Office  CBD (Component Based Development) Building applications with components (objects). See component software.

CBD - component based development
) can discuss items of interest in the area of acquisition initiatives with an industry group representing the chemical biological defense industrial base on a regular basis.

The CBDAIF was chartered in November 1996 to create a regular dialogue with representatives of the industrial base on issues such as acquisition reform, potential policy changes, problem areas and means for achieving viable partnerships with industry. The CBDAIF is composed of 11 industry members, each representing specific segments of the chemical and biological defense industrial base.

Meetings are conducted quarterly and are normally hosted by one of the members. Each meeting normally results in several action items for industry members, who may be asked to do a survey or recommend a course of action at the next meeting. Some of the items that have been addressed include contract logistics support, acquisition policy impact on preservation of the industrial base, partnership agreements and expanded use of commercial practices.

Staff Director: Mike Dauth (703) 247-2593

COMBAT SURVIVABILITY sur·viv·a·ble  
adj.
1. Capable of surviving: survivable organisms in a hostile environment.

2. That can be survived: a survivable, but very serious, illness.
 DIVISION

Chair

Maj. Gen. John W. Hawley

USAF (Ret)

Teledyne Brown CollaborX, Inc.

Mission:

To enhance survivability as an essential element of overall combat mission effectiveness. This involves promoting communications and the exchange of survivability technical information between individuals and organizations that develop requirements, design, build and tactically employ military weapon systems. The division's program covers all aspects of susceptibility reduction (probability of hit), vulnerability reduction (consequences of hit) and the overall survivability discipline, including countermeasures, signature reduction, tactics and training, camouflage, concealment and deception, as well as damage resistance, damage tolerance Damage tolerance is the ability to withstand damage. The term is most often used in aerospace engineering to indicate the following characteristics of a component or material:
 and combat damage repair. An additional focus is the transfer of information and technology between the military survivability and civil aviation communities to further flight safety and to mitigate the effects of terrorist acts.

The division's specific objectives are to foster greater understanding of combat survivability and flight safety issues by government and industry program managers as well as by those senior government officials who specify operational and safety requirements; encourage a cost effective and balanced approach to the design and development of survivable sur·viv·a·ble  
adj.
1. Capable of surviving: survivable organisms in a hostile environment.

2. That can be survived: a survivable, but very serious, illness.
 weapon systems and promote credible trade studies and integrated survivability assessments; bring crucial survivability issues directly to the attention of senior leadership in the Defense Department, industry and Congress, when appropriate; improve communications and cooperation between the Electronic Warfare Noun 1. electronic warfare - military action involving the use of electromagnetic energy to determine or exploit or reduce or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum
EW

military action, action - a military engagement; "he saw action in Korea"
 and general Survivability Communities to a point where they are viewed as one; promote development of the combat survivability discipline as a key component of the systems engineering process; support the development and acquisition of simulations and test facilities used to verify the survivability of weapon systems; encourage acquisition of combat-repairable weapon systems and development of a combat damage repair capability in the military services; and facilitate development and delivery of combat survivability education to meet the needs of survivability professionals in government, industry and academia.

The division conducts an annual symposium which is structured to include presentations across the full spectrum of weapon system survivability, safety and effectiveness and may be held in either classified or unclassified forums. Presentations, exhibits, poster papers and featured speakers are selected based upon their contribution to the symposium theme. Key government leaders, policy makers and experts from commercial, government, research and development, academic and administrative communities are invited. The NDIA NDIA National Defense Industrial Association
NDIA New Doha International Airport (Qatar) 
 Aircraft Survivability 2007 Symposium--a classified meeting addressing the theme "The Synergy of Electronic Combat and Complementary Survivability Technologies"--will be held at the Naval Postgraduate School The Naval Postgraduate School is a graduate school operated by the United States Navy. Located in Monterey, California, it grants primarily master's degrees plus some doctoral degrees to its students, who are mostly active duty officers from U.S. and foreign military services. , Monterey, Calif.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

COMBAT VEHICLES DIVISION

Chair

LTG LTG
abbr.
lieutenant general
 John S. Caldwell, Jr.

USA (Ret.)

Mission:

The primary objectives of the Combat Vehicle Division are: To enhance the security of the United States by promoting communications and interaction between defense industry, government and military in the area of combat vehicle activities; to serve as an effective communications vehicle for the exchange of views and information between government and industry on matters of common concern; to foster mutual understanding and effective working relationships between government and industry in order to achieve a sound body of government policy and procedures which will serve both the security objectives of the United States as well as the commercial interests of its industry; to provide government with industry advice on government policies, practices and procedures and industry's requirements and challenges within the Divisions purview The part of a statute or a law that delineates its purpose and scope.

Purview refers to the enacting part of a statute. It generally begins with the words be it enacted and continues as far as the repealing clause.
; and to promote natural exchanges between the Defense Department, government agencies and industry, of information relating to relating to relate prepconcernant

relating to relate prepbezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc 
 the design, development, acquisition and support of vehicles and vehicle systems employed in land and amphibious military operations This is a list of missions, operations, and projects. Missions in support of other missions are not listed independently. World War I
''See also List of military engagements of World War I
  • Albion (1917)
.

The Combat Vehicles Division conducts a Combat Vehicles Conference in the Fall of each year.

Staff Director: Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574

THE COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTERS, INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE & RECONNAISSANCE (C4ISR C4ISR Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
C4ISR Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
C4ISR Command Control Communications Computers Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance
) DIVISION

Chair

Dr. Steven Kimmel

Alion Science and Technology Alion Science and Technology (pronounced: ah-LYE-un) is an employee-owned technology solutions company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial customers.  

Mission:

The C4ISR Division is comprised of two Committees--C4 and Intelligence. The focus of the two Committees is on OSD and Defense Intelligence at the Operational and Tactical Levels as follows:

The C4 Committee provides a forum for industry and government to address: secure information sharing See data conferencing.  environment, trusted information networks and collaboration among those involved, information operations Actions taken to affect adversary information and information systems while defending one's own information and information systems. Also called IO. See also defensive information operations; information; offensive information operations; operation. , joint network operations, data strategy and data movement architectures, enhanced knowledge management and decision support systems, and actionable situation awareness.

The Intelligence Committee provides a forum for industry and government to address: global awareness, persistent ISR (Interrupt Service Routine) Software routine that is executed in response to an interrupt. , intelligence collection and analysis, MASINT MASINT Measurement and Signatures Intelligence
MASINT Measurement and Signal Intelligence
 programs and delivery systems, SIGINT Noun 1. SIGINT - intelligence information gathered from communications intelligence or electronics intelligence or telemetry intelligence
signals intelligence
 and imagery (video) collection and dissemination, INTEL Fusion Centers, and actionable intelligence Having the necessary information immediately available in order to deal with the situation at hand. With regard to call centers, it refers to agents having customer history and related product data available on screen before the call is taken. .

The primary objective of the Division is to work with the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence The Under Secretary for Intelligence or USD(I) is a position within the United States government that acts as the principal advisor to the United States Secretary of Defense on matters relating to intelligence.  and the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks, Infrastructure and Information) who provide the government liaison advisors and overarching sponsorship for the Division's respective Committee activities. Within this framework the C4 and INTEL Committees seek out the challenges confronting the Director Intelligence, J2, Joint Staff, Defense Intelligence Agency Noun 1. Defense Intelligence Agency - an intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning and operations and weapons acquisition
DIA
, Combat Commands, and Military Services to solicit an industry view and assistance in providing C4ISR solutions. The C4ISR Division has representation from a wide variety of industry members--from small businesses to Fortune 100.

The Division provides continuous contributions to US national security through studies performed by industry subject matter experts for the identified USD USD

In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the U.S. Dollar.

Notes:
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion.
(I) and ASD ASD
abbr.
atrial septal defect


ASD Atrial septal defect, see there
(NII (National Information Infrastructure) The U.S. government's policy for managing advanced technology in the country. The Clinton/Gore administration (1993-2001) was very enthusiastic about the Internet and proposed that it should be funded by private industry and be ) areas of need, sponsorship of national symposia, seminars, and workshops on C4ISR and related topics such as Disruptive Technology A new technology that has a serious impact on the status quo and changes the way people have been dealing with something, perhaps for decades. Music CDs all but wiped out the phonograph industry within a few years, and digital cameras are destined to eliminate the film industry. , and communication exchange forums via regular meetings with DoD civilian A Federal civilian employee of the Department of Defense directly hired and paid from appropriated or nonappropriated funds, under permanent or temporary appointment. Specifically excluded are contractors and foreign host nationals as well as third country civilians.  and military leaders in cooperation with local NDIA Chapters. Annually, the Division bestows the Dr. Eugene Fubini Dr. Eugene G. Fubini was a defense policy maker of the Cold War.

He immigrated from Italy to the United States in 1939, and rapidly joined the war effort, working with America despite his native nationality.
 (known as the "Father of C3I C3I Command, Control, Communications & Intelligence (US DoD)
C3I Computer Controlled Coil Ignition
C3I Command, Control, and Communications Interoperability
C3I Command Control Communications and Intelligence
") Award for a study team member from industry for outstanding contributions to a sponsored effort. Further, the Chairman's Award is given each year to recognize individual Division members who have made outstanding contributions to the mutual benefit of NDIA and the Division.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

COMMITTEE ON OPERATIONAL LOGISTICS

Chair

VADM VADM
abbr.
vice admiral
 Gordon Holder, USN (Ret)

Booz Allen Hamilton Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., referred to as Booz Allen is one of the oldest strategy consulting firms in the world.[1] The firm formerly had two consulting divisions: WCB (Worldwide Commercial Business, also known as “The Commercial Side”) and WTB  

Mission:

The purpose of the Committee on Operational Logistics is to provide a forum for the senior operational logistics representatives from the Defense Department and senior defense industry executives of NDIA corporate member companies to periodically meet and review issues of common interest and concern. Topics for discussion include operational logistics 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 responsive, effective support to operations. The Committee's objectives are to gain feedback from senior industry representatives; discuss JCS/J4 and service policies and doctrine which affect logistics support to the warfighter; discuss emerging issues in government and industry which affect the readiness and capabilities of U.S. defense system producers; and cooperate on various projects of mutual benefit to the Committee on Operational Logistics participants, the Department of Defense and the military services.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

COMMITTEE OF SMALL ARMS PRODUCERS (CSAP CSAP Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (formerly: Office for Substance Abuse Prevention)
CSAP Colorado Student Assessment Program
CSAP Colorado State Assessment Program
CSAP Core Service Access Point
)

Chair

Jean-Louis Vanderstraeten

FN Manufacturing Inc.

Mission:

To provide a forum for government, industry and other parties to exchange data and information regarding the small arms industry. Primary focus is on the policies, procedures, requirements planning and other initiatives relating to government procurement Government procurement, also called public tendering, is the procurement of goods and services on behalf of a public authority, such as a government agency. With 10 to 15% of GDP in developed countries, and up to 20% in developing countries, government procurement accounts , life-cycle costs and the outlook for a responsive industrial base.

This Committee is composed of a chair from industry, a co-chair from TACOM-RI TACOM-RI Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command - Rock Island Arsenal (US Army) , representatives from NDIA, the Product Manager for Small Arms, a representative from TACOM TACOM Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (US Army)
TACOM Tactical Communications
TACOM Tactical Command
TACOM Tank-Automotive and Armament Command
TACOM Theater Army Command
TACOM Tactical Army Command
TACOM Tactical Army COM
 Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC ARDEC Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (US Army)
ARDEC Agence Rwandaise pour le Développement et la Coopération
) and five individual members representing the small arms industry. The Committee meets two to three times a year. Topics of discussion have included the fielding policy for small arms, the threats faced in the new battlefield environment, short and long term requirements planning, common industrial base issues in a downsizing (1) Converting mainframe and mini-based systems to client/server LANs.

(2) To reduce equipment and associated costs by switching to a less-expensive system.

(jargon) downsizing
 environment, acquisition reform, (CP)2, and the concept of "best value."

The strength of the Committee arises from its diverse make up and the open forum in which issues are discussed.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY DIVISION

Chair

Dr. Vince Ciccone

RASco

Mission:

To advocate the development and application of cutting-edge technology, enlightened stewardship, superior programs and best-in-class systems and support toward the achievement of environmental excellence and the long term security of our Nation's energy supplies. The division accomplishes this mission by providing a forum for the open exchange of information related to environment and energy policies, issues and practices between government and industry. The division provides collective industry viewpoints, suggestions, ideas and advice to government agencies and offices through a program of symposia, conferences, exhibitions, studies, white papers and other mediums.

The Division conducts its activities through two committees:

The Environmental Committee, chaired by Steve Stone There are several famous people named Steve Stone:
  • Steve Stone (baseball player), an American baseball player and broadcaster
  • Steve Stone (footballer), a former English football (soccer) player
 (LMI LMI Labor Market Information
LMI Local Management Interface
LMI Logistics Management Institute
LMI Linear Matrix Inequality
LMI Legemiddelindustriforeningen (Norway)
LMI Low to Moderate Income
LMI Lender's Mortgage Insurance
), focuses on commercial environmental activities and their potential impact on, and relationship to, government interests in the environment; policies, regulations, specifications, standards, acquisition procedures, and problems relative to environmental research technology, systems, or equipment and services; environmental acquisition processes with recommendations for modifications to be made to the government agencies; and Techniques for providing incentives for effective training, operations, cost reduction, and quality on environmental systems and/or services.

The Energy Security Committee, chaired by Len Gollobin (Level II Systems) focuses on exploration, research and development of promising alternative fuel and power sources that will break our Nation's dependency on fossil fuels; promoting public, industry and government awareness of good energy, environmental and conservation practices, identification of public policy initiatives that will contribute to the development and sustainment of an affordable, uninterrupted supply of power and fuels in pursuit of national security objectives.

The Division sponsors the Joint Service Environmental Management Conference and Exhibition annually to provide a national forum for exchanging views between government and industry, showcasing emerging technologies and offering environment and energy professionals the opportunity to present technical papers for review by their peers.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE Expeditionary warfare is used to describe the organistion of a nations military to fight abroad, especially when deployed to fight away from its established bases at home or abroad.  DIVISION

Chair

RADM RADM
abbr.
rear admiral (upper half)
 Steven G. Smith, USN (Ret)

ViaGlobal Group LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

LLC - Logical Link Control
 

Mission:

To serve as the focal point focal point
n.
See focus.
 and coordinating element within NDIA for the identification, study and resolution of expeditionary warfare and force protection issues in the littoral littoral /lit·to·ral/ (lit´ah-r'l) pertaining to the shore of a large body of water.

littoral

pertaining to the shore.
 regions of the world impacting on the strength of the national defense industrial base and the armed services The Constitution authorizes Congress to raise, support, and regulate armed services for the national defense. The President of the United States is commander in chief of all the branches of the services and has ultimate control over most military matters. . Under the leadership of its chairman the Expeditionary Warfare Division (EWD EWD Edsger W Dijkstra (programmer)
EWD Eastward
EWD Economic and Workforce Development
EWD Early Warning Device (alarm)
EWD Electrical Wiring Diagram
EWD Engine Warning Display
) conducts its activities through nine subcommittees: program and planning; amphibious warfare amphibious warfare (ămfĭb`ēəs), employment of a combination of land and sea forces to take or defend a military objective. The general strategy is very ancient and was extensively employed by the Greeks, e.g. ; littoral warfare littoral warfare
n.
Military combat in and near shallow water depths.
 operations; naval fires; aircraft; expeditionary unmanned vehicles; C4I C4I Command, Control, Communications, Computers, & Intelligence (US DoD)
C4I Command Control Communications Computer and Intelligence
 in the littorals; seabasing and sustainment; and force protection/anti-terrorism & homeland security Noun 1. Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
Department of Homeland Security

executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
. The highlight this year will be the Twelfth Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference, held in Panama City Panama City, city (1990 pop. 34,378), seat of Bay co., NW Fla., on St. Andrews Bay; inc. 1909. A Gulf Coast resort with amusement parks and excellent fishing, it is also a port of entry. The city's industries produce paper, clothing, and chemicals. . Fla. Close coordination is maintained with the Navy Director of the Expeditionary Warfare Division (N-75), the Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policy and Operations and the Coast Guard's Assistant Commandant for Operations. This conference will be attended by more than 600 active-duty military, government and industry representatives. Other significant events sponsored by the EWD this year include the annual EWD Wargame at Quantico, Va., in May/June; a fleet visit in June; a possible Expeditionary Warfare Capabilities Exercise at Camp Lejeune Camp LeJeune (ləzhn`), U.S. marine corps base, 82,969 acres (33,576 hectares), SE N.C., SE of Jacksonville; est. 1941. , N.C. in September; and a Congressional Roundtable in Washington, D.C., in December.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

HEALTH AFFAIRS DIVISION

Chair

Julia T. Susman

Jefferson Consulting Group LLC

Mission:

To provide a forum for the exchange of views and information between government, industry and the public with regard to health care technology, consulting and training, and matters of common concern in the health care field. The division provides government with industry perspectives relating to health care policies, regulations, procedures and best practices for the purpose of improving efficiency in these areas.

The Health Affairs Division, established in 1996, maintains its focus on areas relating to policymaking pol·i·cy·mak·ing or pol·i·cy-mak·ing  
n.
High-level development of policy, especially official government policy.

adj.
Of, relating to, or involving the making of high-level policy:
, planning, programming and regulation of health care technology. The division also considers the related areas of research and development, technology modeling and simulation, procurement, military medicine, software and heath care providers.

The division meets at the call of the chair at various members' facilities, about every six weeks where members interact with high-level government and industry officials from across the spectrum of health care. These government officials include the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Executive Director for Defense Medical Information, the Navy Chief Information Officer, the Executive Director of the Defense Department Telemedicine Office, the Director of Veterans' Affairs and the surgeons general of each military service.

Staff Director: Mike Dauth (703) 247-2593

HOMELAND SECURITY DIVISION

Chair

Michael Becraft

SI International

Mission:

To encourage and facilitate the exchange of security and protection information between government and industry in support of the national interest both at home and abroad.

The Division has been reorganized to mirror the applicable functions of the Department of Homeland Security Noun 1. Department of Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
Homeland Security

executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
, Department of Defense Force Protection, current areas of security interest, and security systems research and development. This most recent reorganization, initiated in 2003 was accompanied by the addition of many new members representing industry, academia and government entities involved in the homeland security mission area. The Homeland Security Division's focus is the protection and security of the assets, information, facilities, and resources of the government, military, and private sector organizations which comprise the technological, military, and industrial infrastructure of the United States. Other focus areas will be added within the Homeland Security Division as circumstances warrant. The division provides input and advice to a wide range of agencies and departments of federal, state, and local governments, and to commercial, industrial, and academic institutions. The division conducts an annual symposium and exhibition, and hosts a series of quarterly speaker breakfast events.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE OF AMMUNITION PRODUCERS (ICAP (1) (Internet Content Adaptation Protocol) A high-level protocol for requesting services from an Internet-based server. iCAP provides a common format for requesting services using standard HTTP messaging. )

Chair

Dr. Dean Bartles

General Dynamics-Ordnance and Tactical Systems

Mission:

The primary objective of the ICAP is to serve as a forum for NDIA industry members to review and discuss issues, policies and procedures pertaining to the development, production and fielding of ammunition.

This Committee serves the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command (JMC JMC Joint Military Commission
JMC Jefferson Medical College
JMC Jax Money Crew (computer gaming)
JMC Joint Munitions Command (US Army; Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island IL)
JMC James Madison College
), headquartered at Rock Island, Ill., and the Program Executive Officer, Ammunition, headquartered at Picatinny Arsenal The Picatinny Arsenal (IPA: /ˈpɪkətɪni/ or /ˌpɪkəˈtɪni/ , N.J. The committee is formed by corporate membership consisting of executives from defense industry producers of ammunition components who routinely communicate and exchange ideas with other industry members within their sector. Active sectors include demilitarization, fuzes, GOCOs (government-owned/contractor-operated plants), medium caliber, large caliber, propellants and explosives, warheads and rockets, pyrotechnics pyrotechnics (pī'rōtĕk`nĭks, pī'rə–), technology of making and using fireworks. Gunpowder was used in fireworks by the Chinese as early as the 9th cent.  and systems.

Discussion areas have included ammunition readiness, on-time delivery, critical materiel supply issues, the relationship of issues such as production, the industrial base and stockpile, war fighter's needs, Contractor Performance Certification Program and industry participation in Army planning and IPTs. The ICAP also serves to provide knowledgeable people for studies and analysis of issues which could impact the munitions industrial base.

Staff Director: Mike Dauth (703) 247-2593

INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE ON OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION (testing) operational test and evaluation - (OT&E) Formal testing conducted prior to deployment to evaluate the operational effectiveness and suitability of the system with respect to its mission.  

Chair

Mr. Lawrence Graviss

Jacobs Engineering

Mission:

The ICOTE ICOTE Industry Council for Operational Test & Evaluation  provides a forum for the senior operational test and evaluation representatives from the Defense Department, the Service Test & Evaluation Commands, and senior executives of representative U.S. defense corporations to meet quarterly to review issues of common interest and concern. Discussions encompass test and evaluation policies and procedures which impact the life cycle of weapons systems. The objectives of the ICOTE are to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of views, gain feedback from senior industry representatives, discuss office of the secretary of defense The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is part of the United States Department of Defense and includes the entire staff of the Secretary of Defense. It is the principal staff element of the Secretary of Defense in the exercise of policy development, planning, resource  and service policies which effect relationships with suppliers, discuss emerging issues in government and industry which affect the readiness and capabilities of U.S. defense system producers,and to cooperate on projects of mutual benefit to the ICOTE participants.

Co-chaired by an elected industry executive and the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the ICOTE has forged a reputation as a productive forum for enhancing DoD-industry cooperation and collaboration in the pursuit of effective, efficient and economical operational test and evaluation processes, standards and procedures that will ensure quality products at affordable costs for the DoD.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT Logistics Management is that part of Supply Chain Management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective, forward, and reverse flow and storage of goods, services, and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet  DIVISION

Chair

VADM Gordon Holder, USN (Ret)

Booz Allen Hamilton

Mission:

The Logistics Management Division includes both industry and government participants and is one of the most active national-level logistics organizations. The Division objective is to work with the Defense Department to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of logistics support to the warfighter. In recent years the Division has focused on a trilogy of logistics, acquisition and financial reforms. Division efforts include government/industry studies, workshops and conferences addressing the elements of the Future Logistics Enterprise such as Public Private Partnering, Performance Based Logistics Performance Based Logistics is a strategy for system support. Instead of goods and services a supplier is payed for a guaranteed level of performance and system capability. The supplier often has to guaranty the performance at lesser costs but has more control over all logistics elements. , Total Life Cycle Support, REID, UID (programming, database) uid -

1. user identifier.

2. unique identifier - of any sort, possibly following sense 1.

Compare with SKU for sense-development.
, Contractors on the Battlefield, Logistics Human Capital Initiative issues, and Logistics Supply Chain Integration.

The Division hosts the National Logistics Conference and Exhibition in the spring of each year, attracting a stellar program of speakers and panelists. The annual conference is also the venue for the presentation of the Division's annual Edward M. Greer Award and the Logistician Emeritus Awards presented to industry and government leaders for career excellence in logistics.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

MANUFACTURING DIVISION

Chair

Ed Morris

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control (LM MFC) is a Lockheed Martin business unit based in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, Texas. The unit's offensive and defensive arsenal includes air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, naval rockets and missiles, fire control and sensor  

Mission:

Established in 2005, the Manufacturing Division is among the newest of NDIA's Divisions. The Division works to support NDIA's educational mission by fostering mutual understanding and effective working relationships between the Defense Department, the military departments and industry to facilitate identifying and resolving manufacturing related issues and matters of common interest to both government and industry.

Composed of industry members from large and small manufacturing companies, the division's focus is on defense manufacturing processes, procedures, technologies, workforce and materials. Specific objectives include: advocate national support for defense manufacturing; promote defense manufacturing excellence; support promising technologies, processes, and implementation methodologies; conduct manufacturing research/study efforts; and conduct government-industry forums focused on defense manufacturing.

The Division has organized into focused committees to direct its energy into the wide range of issues confronting defense manufacturing. Current committees include: DoD Supply Chain Management, Partnering in Manufacturing, Technology for Manufacturing, Manufacturing Workforce and Manufacturing Legislative Initiatives.

The Division routinely conducts it business through quarterly meetings during which briefings are received and issues discussed among both commercial and government participants. Issue and position papers are often developed, reviewed and periodically forwarded to select government officials outlining suggested actions designed to enhance defense manufacturing requirements, capabilities and procedures.

Staff Director: Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574

MISSILE DEFENSE Missile defence is an air defence system, weapon program, or technology involved in the detection, tracking, interception and destruction of attacking missiles. Originally conceived as a defence against nuclear-armed ICBMs, its application has broadened to include shorter-ranged  DIVISION

Chair Tom Johnson Tom Johnson may refer to:
  • Tom Johnson (journalist), former president of Cable News Network (CNN)
  • Tom Johnson (composer) (born 1939), minimalist composer
  • Tom Johnson (musician) (born 1978), composer/arranger, trombonist, audio engineer/producer
 

Paradigm Technologies Paradigm Technologies, Inc. is a small company founded in 1993, providing engineering and technical support to United States Department of Defense (DoD) customers. PTI graduated from the Small Business Administration 8(a) Program in July, 2005 and is a certified Small Disadvantaged , Inc.

Mission:

To establish and foster a close working relationship between members of U.S. industry, academia and government whose responsibilities relate to the missile defense needs of the United States and its armed forces.

The Missile Defense Division seeks to promote and sustain the educational goals and objectives of NDIA through its chartered objectives. It provides government with an industry view on government policies, practices, needs and problems pertaining to missile defense that are within the division's purview. It works to foster mutual understanding and effective working relationships between the Defense Department, the military departments and industry to facilitate identifying and resolving missile defense issues and matters of common interest to both government and industry. And finally, it provides a means for dialogue on all missile defense matters relating to the planning, programming, acquisition, deployment and prospective legislation that can affect the acquisition and readiness of our nation's missile defense programs.

The Missile Defense Division is organized into five distinct activity areas: 1) The Missile Defense Information (MDI (1) (Multiple Document Interface) A Windows function that allows an application to display and lets the user work with more than one document at the same time. ) Group provides a bi-weekly exchange of information between government representatives, NDIA corporate members, consultants and others who can assist in maintaining a high level of awareness in the planning, budgeting and execution of major U.S. missile defense programs. Active membership to the MDI Group is by subscription; 2) The National Security Speaker Series engages senior administration, government and academic leaders; 3) The division's subcommittees organize 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.  activities and respond to missile defense issues of national interest; 4) The division's executive committee conducts monthly meetings at which senior missile defense leaders offer presentations on current topics; and 5) the MDA (1) (Monochrome Display Adapter) The first IBM PC monochrome video display standard for text. Due to its lack of graphics, MDA cards were often replaced with Hercules cards, which provided both text and graphics. See PC display modes and Hercules Graphics.  Small Business Innovative Research Industry Day at which MDA provides briefs on their annual small business requirements prior to their Broad Area Announcement.

Quarterly luncheons are held at nearby hotels during which Missile Defense Agency two-letter staff principals provide their timely perspectives on the missions of the Agency. An annual MDD MDD Major depressive disorder, see there  Awards Dinner celebrates the accomplishments of the Agency and Industry's support for the Agency by presenting awards to those programs and individuals deserving of special recognition.

Staff Director: Mike Dauth (703) 247-259

MUNITIONS TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

Chair

Tim Bagniefski

General Dynamics-Ordnance and Tactical Systems

Mission:

The Munitions Technology Division is dedicated to addressing technical, technology, policy, legal and production base changes which impact the development, production, fielding and support of munitions.

The division is composed of four technical sections: Demilitarization; Fuze fuze  
n. & v.
Variant of fuse1.

Noun 1. fuze - any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
fuse, primer, priming, fuzee, fusee
; Insensitive Munitions Insensitive munitions are munitions which reliably fulfil their performance, readiness and operational requirements on demand, but which minimise the probability of inadvertent initiation and severity of subsequent collateral damage to weapons platforms, logistic systems and  and Energetic Materials; and Mines, Countermines and Demolitions.

The technical sections utilize periodic steering group meetings plus annual conferences which bring together government and industry participants to brief and discuss topics such as applications, product concepts, processes and impact areas.

Staff Director: Mike Dauth (703) 247-2593

NATIONAL SECURITY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY WORKFORCE DIVISION

Chair

Edward Swallow

Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop. The company is the third largest defense contractor for the U.S.  Information Technology

Mission:

The newest of NDIA's divisions, the National Security S&T Workforce Division was established July 1, 2007 to provide a forum for effective interaction between government, industry, academia and the public at large for strengthening the national security Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. The broad objectives of the Division include increasing NDIA'S participation in exciting and attracting K-12 students into STEM careers; maximizing cooperation between federal departments, agencies and industry on STEM workforce development initiatives; supporting the development of integrated polices around the STEM workforce; and establishing partnerships to collect and disseminate information and coordinate resources to build a robust STEM workforce for the future.

Staff Director: Mike Dauth (703) 247-2593

ROBOTICS DIVISION

Chair

VADM Joseph W. Dyer, USN (Ret)

iRobot Corporation

Mission:

Established in June 2006, the Robotics Division has been organized to focus on the national security-related applications of robotics technology. Focus areas for the Division will include the development, acquisition, application, integration and sustainment of semi-autonomous systems to enhance the capabilities and survivability of warfighters. Emphasis is placed on the underlying technologies that will yield integrated and interoperable unmanned systems to meet present and future operational requirements. The Division engages the OUSD OUSD Oakland Unified School District (Oakland, CA)
OUSD Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
 AT&L (Defense Systems, Land Warfare and Munitions), the Robotic Systems Joint Program Office, the military service research laboratories, research and development centers, program offices, other government agencies, academia and commercial companies to discuss issues, provide industry insights into promising technologies, and propose systems solutions to challenges associated with semi-autonomous operations.

The Division conducts a national conference on an annual basis highlighting advances in technology that may lead to leap-ahead semiautonomous sem·i·au·ton·o·mous  
adj.
1. Partially self-governing.

2. Having the powers of self-government within a larger organization or structure.



sem
 systems and operations, presenting technical discussions related to the integration of manned and unmanned systems, and providing a forum for the open discussion of challenges associated with meeting robotics operational requirements.

Staff Director: Mike Dauth (703) 247-259

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

Chair

Dr. A. Louis Medin

META Associates

Mission:

To examine the various aspects of science and technology affecting national defense. In pursuing this mission, the Science and Technology Division provides a forum for discussion of the nation's defense needs by examining our existing capabilities and suggesting appropriate measures to overcome deficiencies in defense research and development. An important part of the activity is the opportunity for individuals from industry, government and academia to examine vital information in an open forum on technical needs and planned efforts. The division is dedicated to fostering an increased interest in meeting the Defense Department technology requirements by creative research and advance development throughout industry, government and academia.

Specific objectives of the division include: To advise the defense research and advanced technology community about DoD's plans, goals and problems; to review vital aspects of challenges to defense technology; to excite advanced technology people to generate new ideas for use in prospective research and technology programs; to encourage R&D modernization programs; to review major policy issues affecting defense R&D procurement and performance; to encourage technology transfer between government, industry and academia; to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in solving defense problems; to expose the defense research and technology community to DoD's plans, goals and problems; to stimulate the improvement of technical and research facilities to include laboratory design and applications; to engage participants in an on-going process to improve the effectiveness of the science and technology program.

The Division employs various methods to facilitate the accomplishment of its objectives, to include sponsorship of an annual national symposium that emphasizes interaction among DoD, industry and academia; initiation of specialized topical symposia on identified critical technical issues; development of workshops attended by experts from government, industry and academia to generate options for action on issues critical to the defense community; presentation of follow-on reports and briefings to the government, industry and academic officials and the general public; participation in local activities in support of division goals, e.g., contact lecturing at local schools, gifts of supplies and related equipment; and sponsorship and support of appropriate academic, government and industrial programs designed to motivate American students at every educational level to the study of science and engineering.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

SPACE DIVISION

Chair

Lt. Gen. David. L. Vesely, USAF (Ret)

SAIC SAIC - http://saic.com.  

Mission:

The Space Division serves as the focal point and coordinating element within NDIA for the identification, study and resolution of technology, operations, management and business issues associated with government policy and practice in space activities. It further serves as an effective vehicle for the exchange of views and information between government and industry on all matters of common concern relating to space. The Division provides, in cooperation with government elements, collective industry viewpoints, recommendations and advice on matters of national security interest regarding space. Its overall objective is to foster mutual understanding and effective working relationships between government and industry for the purpose of ensuring effective and reliable space support to national security objectives.

The Space Division provides a continuing forum for communications, discussion and exchange of views with the government on all manners of space activities through the conduct of periodic meetings, conferences, symposia and studies to carry out its mission. The division works jointly and coordinates with NDIA Chapters and other Divisions and U.S. Defense and government agencies in activities relating to space matters. It maintains close liaison with other industry associations, professional societies, universities and other groups with similar interests in meeting its mission objectives.

Staff Director: Mike Dauth (703) 247-2593

SPECIAL OPERATIONS AND LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT DIVISION

Chair

Tim Davidson

Davidson Consulting Services

Mission:

To assist industry, government and the public in understanding the critical role of special operations forces Those Active and Reserve Component forces of the Military Services designated by the Secretary of Defense and specifically organized, trained, and equipped to conduct and support special operations. Also called SOF.  in our national security strategy and how these forces are integrated within our national military structure.

A major component of the Division's mission is to facilitate contact and cooperation between industry and SOF SOF
abbr.
sound on film
 to assure that those forces might have access to the ideas and technology that flow from our nation's superior industrial and academic base. The Division gives voice to the initiatives and concerns of the SOF community.

Through meetings and symposia, the Division provides information on a wide variety of matters involving SOF, low intensity conflict and related national security matters including, counter-narcotics, combating terrorism, consequence management from events of terror, civil affairs, psychological operations, force protection, humanitarian operations and peacekeeping. The functional purview of the division follows the roles and missions of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, SO/LIC SO/LIC Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict  and the Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command A subordinate unified or other joint command established by a joint force commander to plan, coordinate, conduct, and support joint special operations within the joint force commander's assigned operational area. Also called SOC. See also special operations. . Division activities provide a forum for discussion of SO/LIC requirements and access to SO/LIC leaders so that they may present the policy and procedures guiding their respective commands and agencies in meeting national security goals.

The highlight event of the year is the annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition conducted in early spring. Each year at the annual symposium the Division awards its Achievement Medal to selected military and civilian personnel who have made a major contribution to the missions and programs of SO/LIC. Similarly, the Division's prestigious Rylander Award is presented to an individual in recognition of lifetime service to SO/LIC.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

STRIKE, LAND ATTACK & AIR DEFENSE (SLAAD) DIVISION

Chair

John F. Reilly

The Boeing Co.

Mission:

The SLAAD Division provides an open and objective channel of communication for, and builds partnerships among, the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense, and industry to address Strike, Land Attack and Air Defense issues of threat, operational concept, combat architecture, system technology and manpower. The division consists of the Strike/Land Attack, Air Defense, and System Assessment Groups and the Strike/Land Attack Weapons, Air Platform, C4ISR, Surface Ship, Ship Self Defense and Theater Air Defense Subdivisions. The division co-sponsors are the deputy chief of naval operations chief of naval operations
n. pl. chiefs of naval operations Abbr. CNO
The ranking officer of the U.S. Navy, responsible to the secretary of the Navy and to the President.
 for warfare requirements and programs (N7) and the DCNO DCNO Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
DCNO Data Carrier Network Operator
 for resources, warfare requirements and assessments (NR).

The major focus of the Division is the conduct and reporting of studies at the request of a DoD sponsor who focuses the effort on providing useful and timely results. Studies are undertaken by subdivisions according to their area of expertise. Study participation by both industry and government is voluntary. Study results are briefed to the sponsors, and reports are prepared and distributed to government and industry. SLAAD study reports have helped the Navy articulate and resolve land attack and air defense issues. A technical report bibliography including an abstract of all published reports is available upon request.

The Division holds quarterly meetings at an industry or government site. Each two and a half day meeting includes one day of sub division meetings for study work, a half day general division meeting, a half day of host briefings and a half day of government briefings. These meetings are excellent forums for technical and programmatic exchange among the government and industry participants. Members of the Division visit the fleet commands each year, alternating between the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. These visits enable members to gain first-hand knowledge of operating fleet issues and to incorporate Navy concerns into ongoing studies. The division conducts an annual symposium in the Washington, D.C. area on timely Strike, Land Attack and Air Defense subjects.

The Division confers the ADM See add/drop multiplexer.

(language) ADM - A picture query language, extension of Sequel2.

["An Image-Oriented Database System", Y. Takao et al, in Database Techniques for Pictorial Applications, A. Blaser ed, pp. 527-538].
 John H. Sides Award annually in recognition of meritorious service and noteworthy contribution to effective government-industry advancement in the fields of Strike, Land Attack and Air Defense Warfare. The award commemorates Admiral Sides' contributions to effective warfighting. Certificates of Merit are presented annually to select members of the Division who have provided significant contributions to study effort during the year.

Staff Director:Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING DIVISION

Chair

Bob Rassa

Raytheon Company, Space & Airborne Systems

Mission:

To promote the widespread use of systems engineering in the Defense Department acquisition process in order to achieve affordable, supportable and interoperable weapon systems that meet the needs of the military users; and to provide a forum for the open exchange between government and industry to trade ideas and concepts and develop a new understanding of a streamlined process.

The SE Division is sponsored by the Director of Systems Engineering, and Director of Systems Integration, in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Defense Systems. Active committees within the Division, which highlight its key focus areas include: Systems Engineering Effectiveness, Education & Training, Modeling & Simulation, Quality & Reliability Assurance, Life Cycle Support, Open System Architecture, Integrated Diagnostics, Software, Automated Test Systems and Interoperability.

The Division is the overall industry sponsor of the DOD/Industry "Capability Maturity Model Integration" (CMMI See CMM. ) Project involving the restructure of the stand-alone Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Models into an integrated model

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

TACTICAL WHEELED VEHICLE DIVISION

Chair

Gary Tull

Am General

Mission:

The primary objective of the Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Division of NDIA is to enhance the security of the United States by promoting communications and interaction between defense industry, government and military in the area of tactical wheeled vehicle activities. Supporting objectives include: to serve as an effective communications format for the exchange of views and information between government and industry on matters of common concern; to foster mutual understanding and effective working relationships between government and industry in order to achieve a sound body of government policy and procedures which will serve both the security objectives of the United States as well as the commercial interests of its industry; to provide government with industry advice on government policies, practices and procedures, and industry's needs and problems within the Division's purview; to promote national exchanges between the Defense Department, government agencies and industry, of information relating to the design, development, acquisition and support of vehicles and vehicle systems employed in land and amphibious military operations.

The Division organizes and conducts the Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Conference in Monterey, CA in February of each year.

Staff Director: Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574

TARGETS, UAVs & RANGE OPERATIONS DIVISION

Chair

David Miller

Meggitt Defense Systems

Mission:

To provide a forum for open exchange of technical and programmatic information between the Defense Department, its military services, industry representatives and foreign governmental and civil agencies in the test and evaluation of air-to-air and ground-to-air weapons systems. These agencies provide air/ground crew training necessary for combat readiness. The division originally was chartered as the Aerial Targets Section under the Air Armaments Division. With the increased emphasis on joint operations by the Defense Department and supported by industry, the section expanded its focus to include UAVs and range operations.

The division conducts an annual symposium, which is the premiere gathering of government and industry representatives from the aerial targets, UAV UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
UAV Unmanned Air Vehicle
UAV Unmanned Aerospace Vehicle
UAV Unmanned Airborne Vehicle
UAV Uninhabited Air Vehicle
UAV Urban Assault Vehicle
UAV Unpiloted Aerial Vehicle (less common) 
 and range community. The 45th Annual Symposium & Exhibition, "Tools and Technologies for the Warfighter" is scheduled in San Diego, CA during October, 2007.

The Division annually presents the Willis Howard Award to the member who has contributed the most to the Division in furthering its goals and objectives. The division also awards its annual Hugh Harris Scholarship Award for high school seniors or graduates pursuing engineering, physical science or other technically related field of study.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DIVISION

Chair

Daniel H. McCurry II

The Boeing Company

Mission:

To be concerned with all aspects of technical documentation: concept, analysis, preparation, management, control and dissemination. The division fields of interest include: configuration management of drawings, specifications and digital data; management of engineering drawings, specifications and standards; data management; policies and processes; computer aided documentation techniques; and ISO (1) See ISO speed.

(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI.
 requirements.

Both government and industry have access to a group of experienced and responsible specialists and administrators from various sectors of industry, which are well qualified to assist in the formulation of requirements for technical documentation. Division members participate as individuals rather than representatives of their respective companies.

The Division has development and administrative responsibility administrative responsibility Any task or duty related to managing an institution; non-Pt management-related responsibilities of physicians include chart review, participation in the tumor board or tissue committee, etc. Cf Clinical responsibility.  over the NDIA configuration and data management (CDM 1. CDM - Content Data Model
2. CDM - Code Division Multiplexing
) professional certification program. The primary activity is career development of individuals in the CDM discipline through preparation training for certification, the administration of examinations and the award of certifications. This program has become recognized throughout government and industry as the most sought after CDM certification because of its career enhancement potential.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

TEST AND EVALUATION DIVISION

Chair

Mr. James E O'Bryon

The O'Bryon Group

Mission:

To address issues relating to test and evaluation of major defense systems and the building of partnerships between government and industry. The Division volunteers, comprising individuals from industry, government, academia and not-for profit organizations help assure the Division addresses not only current critical issues, but also those affecting strategic directions for test and evaluation. The Division's vision is to assist the entire national defense community by providing a positive impact on the contributions that test and evaluation can make in the timely fielding of appropriate equipment for the nation's armed forces.

The NDIA T&E Division has three major thrusts: 1) Fostering informed dialog between private and public sectors on defense T&E issues, 2) Enhancing, at the national and international levels, the development of T&E policies that improve the developmental, operational and live fire T&E process, and 3) Building partnerships between the private and public sectors. It is this third objective that led to the eventual formation of the NDIA T&E ICOTE.

In addition to working T&E policy issues, the division sponsors a number of educational opportunities through tutorials that accompany its conferences, helping attendees gain credit toward recognized career goals. The division also authors numerous articles and white papers for consideration by the national and international defense community.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

UNDERSEA WARFARE DIVISION

Chair

Milo Milo, athlete of ancient Greece
Milo (mī`lō) or Milon (mī`lŏn), fl. 500 B.C., athlete of ancient Greece, b. Crotona.
 Hyde, EDO Corporation

Mission:

To concentrate on the Navy's key core competency mission of countering submarine and mine threats to the free and open flow of sea borne commerce and to the conduct of power projection from the sea. The division is broadly based. All Navy platforms and elements of the Navy force structure are involved in undersea warfare: submarines, surface combatants, fixed and rotary wing aircraft, surveillance units and the Navy's command and control infrastructure. The USW USW Und So Weiter (German: and so on)
USW Undersea Warfare
USW United Steel Workers
USW US Wheat Associates
USW Ultrasonic Welding
USW Ultra Short Wave
USW US West Telecommunications (stock symbol) 
 Division has five active Technical Committees: Sensor Systems, Mine Warfare Systems, Undersea Vehicles (including weapons), Aviation USW and C4I and Combat Systems.

During 2005-6, the Division will sponsor two major three day events, each of which traditionally draws about 600 professionals from the active duty Navy, the key Navy Secretariat, Pentagon, and SYSCOM SYSCOM Systems Command
SYSCOM System and Materiel Command
 program offices, Navy and university laboratories, and defense industry. Members of the Division join the Strike, Land Attack & Air Defense (SLAAD) Division members on an annuM visit to the fleet commands; alternating between the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. These visits enable members to gain first-hand knowledge of operating fleet issues.

Staff Director: Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574
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