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Division Review Council

Members:

Joseph S. Bravman

Satelink Technologies, Inc.

Dale W. Church

Mechanical Technologies Inc.

Timothy B. Fleischer

Radian, Inc.

Nathaniel Friends

AT&T Corporation

Robert Ken Guest

Orion System & Solutions

Mary E. lacey

National Security

Personnel Solution

Joanna T. Lau

Lau Technologies

John H. Moellering

J.M. Associates

Tofie M. Owen, Jr.

SAIC

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, listening 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, fire control, ancillary equipment, logistic support, 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 Committee, chaired by Brian Berger (SNC Technologies) and the Gun and Missile Systems Committee, chaired by Mike Till (NSWC).

The annual technical meeting of each committee provides a forum for presentation and discussion of armament systems, system platform integration, development and deployment, status, technologies, operational lessons learned, and new objectives or needs. The approach is to be inclusive of 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 DIVISION

Chair

Jack Riegel

Riegel Consulting

Mission:

The mission of the Ballistics Division is to promote the exchange of technical information regarding interior, transitional, exterior, and terminal ballistics 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 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, International Ballistics Symposia, 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 (Secret--U.S. Only).

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 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 warheads.

Staff Director: Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574

CHEMICAL & BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE DIVISION

Chair

Brig. Gen. 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 (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear-CBRN) within the Defense Department and among other government agencies, industry and academia.

Areas of particular 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, 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 (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 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 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). This office sponsors the annual Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry (APBI), 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 the arena is the Joint Service Integration Group, which is chaired by the Commandant of the U.S. Army Chemical School. The major activity of this group is the annual Joint CBRN Conference (formerly know as Worldwide Chemical Conference), held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. It is the preeminent chemical and biological defense conference held in the United States 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 CBD) 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 DIVISION

Chair

Maj. Gen. John W. Hawley

USAF (Ret.)

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 for, 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 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 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 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 flail 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 Aircraft Survivability 2006 Symposium--a classified meeting addressing the theme "Enhancing the Survivability of Civil & Military Aircraft"--will be held at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

COMBAT VEHICLES DIVISION

Chair

Lt. Gen. John S. Caldwell, Jr.

USA (Ret.)

QSS Group, Inc.

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; and to promote natural 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 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) DIVISION

Chair

Dr. Steven Kimmel

Alion Science and Technology

Mission:

The Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Division serves as the focal point within NDIA for the identification, study and resolution of technical, management and business issues that involve military and government strategic and tactical C4ISR matters. The division works with the military departments, the joint staff, defense agencies, combatant commanders and other government agencies to provide industry-wide views and assistance. The C4ISR Division has representation from a wide variety of industry, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as academia.

The C4ISR Division provides contributions to national security through the conduct of studies performed by industry subject matter experts for identified Department of Defense (DoD) areas of need; sponsorship of national symposia, seminars and workshops; and regular meetings with DoD civilian and military leaders.

The C4ISR Division is comprised of a , Command, Control, Communications & Computers (C4) Committee and an Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Committee. Studies and symposia are managed by one of these committees with the advice and consultation from a sponsoring DoD activity. Each year the division holds an awards dinner at which it recognizes division members who have been instrumental in the conduct of truly successful efforts. The Dr. Eugene Fubini (known as the "Father of C3I") Award is given annually to a Division member for outstanding contributions to study efforts. Additionally, 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.

Stafe Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

COMMITTEE ON OPERATIONAL LOGISTICS

Chair

Vice Adm. Gordon Holder,

USN (Ret.)

Booz Allen Hamilton

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 which impact responsive, effective support to operations.

The objectives of the Committee on Operational Logistics are to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of views; 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.

Staff Director Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

COMMITTEE OF SMALL ARMS PRODUCERS (CSAP)

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, life-cycle costs and the outlook for an ongoing industrial base.

This Committee is composed of a chair from industry, a co-chair from TACOM-RI, representatives from NDIA, the Product Manager for Small Arms, a representative from TACOM Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC) and five individual members representing the small arms industry. The Committee meets two to three times a year. Topics of discussion in the past have been 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 environment, acquisition reform, (CP)2, and the value of "best value."

The strength of the Committee arises from its diverse make up and the open forum in which issues are discussed. The continuous challenge confronted is to channel this diversity toward a common goal for industry and the government.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY DIVISION

Chair

Dr. Vincent Ciccone, P.E., DEE

RASco, Inc

Mission:

To serve as a channel for effective and easily accessible communications, technology transfer and information exchange between the private and public sectors as they relate to environmental and energy issues, policies and practices. Of particular interest are the Defense, Energy and State Departments, the Environmental Protection Agency, and state and local governments. The division provides collective industry viewpoints and advice to these and other Federal agencies through an active program of symposia, formal studies, whitepapers, conferences and exhibitions regarding the enhancement, protection and conservation of both environmental and energy resources.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE DIVISION

Chair

Rear. Adm. Steven G. Smith,

USN (Ret.)

ViaGlobal Group LLC

Mission:

To serve as the focal point and coordinating element within NDIA for the identification, study and resolution of expeditionary warfare and force protection issues in the littoral regions of the world impacting on the strength of the national defense industrial base and the armed services. Under the leadership of its chairman the Expeditionary Warfare Division (EWD) conducts its activities through nine subcommittees: program and planning; amphibious warfare; mine warfare; naval fires; aircraft; expeditionary unmanned vehicles; C4I in the littorals; seabasing and sustainment; and force protection/anti-terrorism & homeland security. The highlight this year will be the Eleventh Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference, held in Panama City. 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, 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, 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, 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

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), headquartered at Rock Island, Ill., and the Program Executive Officer, Ammunition, headquartered at Picatinny Arsenal, 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 (governmentowned/contractor-operated plants), medium caliber, large caliber, propellants and explosives, warheads and rockets, pyrotechnics 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 the stockpile to the 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

Chair

Lawrence Graviss

Jacobs Sverdrup

Mission:

The ICOTE provides a forum for the senior operational test and evaluation representatives from the Defense Department and senior executives of representative U.S. defense corporations to meet quarterly to review issues of common interest and concerns. 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 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 DIVISION

Chair

Vice Adm. 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, total life cycle support, RFID, UID, 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 for career excellence in logistics.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

MANUFACTURING DIVISION

Chair

Mark Huston

National Center for Defense

Manufacturing and Machining

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 DIVISION

Chair

Robert Jones

Northrop Grumman

Mission:

To establish and foster a close working relationship between members of the 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 four distinct activity areas: 1) The Missile Defense Information (MDI) 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 activities and respond to missile defense issues of national interest; and 4) The division's executive committee conducts monthly meetings at which senior missile defense leaders offer presentations on current topics.

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 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; Insensitive Munitions 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

ROBOTICS DIVISION

Chair

Vice Adm. 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 research, development, acquisition, application, integration and sustainment of unmanned ground vehicles to enhance the capabilities and survivability of warfighters. Emphasis will be placed on the underlying technologies that will yield integrated and interoperable unmanned systems to meet present and future operational requirements. The Division will engage the OUSD 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 tactical and logistical robot operations.

The Division intends to conduct a national conference on an annual basis highlighting advances in technology that may lead to improved teleoperated systems and leap-ahead semi-autonomous and autonomous 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 will provide 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 will be 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 SETD 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

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 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 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 and the Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command. 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. Interagency participation in Division meetings is sought to populate the Executive Board.

The highlight event of the year is the annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition conducted in early Sprring. 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

SPACE DIVISION

Chair

Lt. Gen. David. L. Vesely

USAF (Ret.)

SMC

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

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 for warfare requirements and programs (N7) and the DCNO for resources, warfare requirements and assessments (N8).

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. Our 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 subdivision 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 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) Project involving the restructure of the stand-alone Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Models into an integrated model.

The SE Division has performed numerous tasks for OSD activities and military commands. Notable activities during 2004 included leadership of an OSD-JFCOM-Industry effort to build a roadmap for achieving joint battle management command and control, and performance of an instrumental role in the insertion of systems engineering practices within defense acquisition programs. This division also leads overall industry reviews of the DOD-5000 series of documents controlling defense acquisition.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

TACTICAL WHEELED VEHICLE DIVISION

Chair

Gary Tull

Am General

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 and range community. The 44th Annual Symposium & Exhibition, "Unmanned Systems--The Road to the Future" is scheduled in Panama City, FL, during October, 2006.

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 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 over the NDIA configuration and data management (CDM) 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

James F. 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 NDIA Test and Evaluation Committee was formed 23 years ago to help industry and government address the myriad issues relating to this complex process.

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.

Within the T&E Division, the Industrial Committee on Operational Test and Evaluation was formed in October 1998 to provide a forum for useful and candid dialogue between senior defense T&E officials and senior members of the defense industrial community and also to enable the pursuit of various tasks designed to improve the effectiveness of defense test and evaluation. The Chairman of the ICOTE is drawn from industry and the vice-chair is the senior test and evaluation official from the Department of Defense. The ICOTE continues to meet approximately 3 times per year in various locations around the nation and continues to successfully tackle issues facing the defense community as a whole.

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 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 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 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 annual visit to the fleet commands; alternating between the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. These visits enable members to gain firsthand knowledge of operating fleet issues.

Staff Director: Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574
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