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NDIA committees & divisions.



Joseph S. Bravman

Satellink Technologies, Inc.

Frank Cardile

ACS Defense, Inc.

Dale W. Church

Mechanical Technology Inc.

Timothy B. Fleischer

Radian, Inc.

Nathaniel Friends

AT&T Corporation

Robert Ken Guest

Anteon Corporation

Mary E. Lacey

Naval Surface Warfare Center

Joanna T. Lau

Lau Technologies

John H. Moellering

J.M. Associates

Tofie M. Owen, Jr.


The Division Review Council is a standing committee of the NDIA Board of Directors. The council reviews and advises on the status of activity for the NDIA divisions. The council evaluates the work of divisions to ensure that they remain focused and are contributing to the overall purpose of the association. The council advises the president of the association regarding the performance and relevancy of the various committees and divisions, adequacy of staff support, overlaps in effort or subject matter, and need for additional integration and interface with other divisions. The council also recommends divisions for elimination.


David Miller


Meggett Defense Systems


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 and 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 communities. The 41st Annual Symposium & Exhibition, "Contributions to Transformation," is scheduled to be held in Palm Springs, California. Anticipate around 300 Defense Department and industry representatives from the U.S. and Allied nations to attend the event.

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. This year's winner was Walt Gribble, Meggett Defense Systems, who has dedicated more than 20 years to the manned and unmanned aerial target field and is a long time contributor to the community. The division also selects recipients for its annual Hugh Harris Scholarship award for high school seniors or graduates pursuing engineering, physical science or other technically related field of study. Division members may request an application form for potential candidates from Cort Proctor. Phone: (850) 244-2332, ext. 202, or e-mail

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

Major Events:

* Targets, UAVs and Range Operations Symposium & Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA, November 17-19, 2003


David E. Broden


Alliant Techsystems, Inc.


To provide focus on integrated armament systems, including those used by individual soldiers, built into crew-served systems and integrated into land, sea and air platforms. The purpose is to provide a forum for industry, government and the military services to help 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 emphasizes 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, training, other ancillary equipment, logistic support, and manufacturing. Attention is given to total systems, technological application and state-of-the-art technological advancements. Armament capabilities for lethal and non-lethal missions are also addressed. The complete system life cycle--from identification of deficiencies to requirements, technology evolution, development through production--is also addressed. Through these topics, committees within the division provide assessment of current armaments and related platform integration. The division focuses on both readiness of existing systems and development of a vision of emerging military equipment and operational capability by applying advance technology to total armament systems. Attention to development, production, maintenance and training is included to ensure cost effective current and future capability. Modeling and simulation to enable efficient development and measure performance is stressed. Attention to capability growth through spiral development is encouraged. Dialogue converges on technologies for gun systems, rockets and missiles are discussed.

The division's activity is directed through three active committees: Small Arms, chaired by Brian Berger; Gun and Ammunition, chaired by Don Guziewicz, and Missiles and Rockets, chaired by Bob Foster.

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 and needs. The approach is to include emerging trends and technology, highlighting a vision of the future and encouraging 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 provides hands on assessment of topics of interest.

Each committee holds executive board meetings at least twice each year to identify topics and trends which need to be addressed through annual meetings or special studies. We encourage participation in workshops and systems. The division's goals are (1) to provide leadership in topics related to each committee's area of responsibility and through synergism in armament systems and technology, (2) to strengthen NDIA membership participation and (3) to provide personnel resources for studies or support on requested Defense Department identified topics for NDIA attention.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

Major Events:

* Gun, Ammunition, and Missiles Symposium and Exhibition, Baltimore, Md., April 13-16, 2004

* Joint Services Small Arms Symposium & Exhibition, Las Vegas, Nev., May 10-13, 2004


Jean-Louis Vanderstraeten


FN Manufacturing, Inc.

Bruce Stout


U.S. Army, Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Rock Island (TACOM-RI)


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 now starting its seventh year and is composed of a chair from industry, a co-chair from TACOM-RI, representatives from NDIA, the product manager (PM) for Small Arms, a representative from TACOM Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC) and five individual memberships representing the Small Arms industry. The committee meets two to three times a year. One-half of the industrial membership normally will be reassigned every two years. 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, and the value of "best value." The strength of the committee comes from the diversity within the committee membership and the many differing views and the open forum in which these are discussed and challenged by the individual members. Our continuous challenge is to channel this diversity into a direction and common goal for industry and the government.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544


Dr. Joseph Carleone


Aerojet Fine Chemicals, A GenCorp Company


To promote the exchange, among the Defense Department, other government agencies, National Laboratories, industry and academia, of technical information relating to the various fields of ballistics, including concepts and theories. Emphasis is both on research results and the application of these theories and concepts to the design, development and evaluation of weapon systems and their performance against materiel such as armor and other potential targets. 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 contributes technical support in the paper selection process to the offshore International Ballistics Symposia, which are also held at alternating three year intervals between U.S.-based symposia. The offshore symposia are conducted under the auspices of the International Ballistics Committee, which includes many members of the Ballistics Division's executive board. Finally, since May 1998, the Ballistics Division has undertaken to organize and conduct, (jointly with the NDIA's Bomb and Warhead Division), an Annual Joint Classified Ballistics Symposium at a Secret U.S. only level.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544


Robert D. Ciccarelli


DE Technologies, Inc.


To encourage the development and fielding of improved military capabilities and the 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, the Ullrich award is presented annually.

Major areas of concern:

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, multipurpose warheads.

Staff Director: Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574


Brig. Gen. Walter L. Busbee, USA (Ret.)


Johns Hopkins University

Applied Physics Laboratory


To promote the exchange of information-technical and operational-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) among the Defense Department and 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 the office of the secretary of defense (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 have agreed to become 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 Officer-Chemical Biological Defense (PEO-CBD), directed by Brig. Gen. Stephen Reeves. This group sponsors the annual Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry (APBI), as well as quarterly meetings of the Chemical and Biological Defense Acquisition Initiatives Forum.

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 Worldwide Chemical Conference, held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and the home of the Chemical School. 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: Dick Riegel (703) 247-2593

Major Events:

* Worldwide Chemical Conference & Exhibition, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., October 22-24, 2003

* DoD CB Defense APBI, Md., April 6-7, 2004


Richard R. Thomas


Smiths Detection -Edgewood, Inc.


To provide a forum whereby the Program Executive Officer--Chemical Biological Defense (PEO-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 at the request of the commanding general of the Chemical and Biological Defense Command. His objective was to have 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 has 11 industry members each representing specific segments of the industrial base. Membership is for two years on a rotating base. Each member represents not only his own company, but also all those in that sector. In addition, there are permanent government members as well as support from NDIA. The chairman is from industry and is appointed by the PEO-CBD in conjunction with the vice president of operations for NDIA.

Meetings are held 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 policies' impact on preservation of the industrial base, partnership agreements and expanded use of commercial practices. Deliberations of the CBDAIF are posted on the PEO-CBD home page for access by all interested parties.

Staff Director: Dick Riegel (703) 247-2593


Rear Adm. Robert H. Gormley, USN (Ret.)


The Oceanus Company


To enhance survivability as an essential element of overall combat mission effectiveness. This involves promoting communications and the exchange of information about survivability technology 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.

* Foster education and provide educational opportunities for those in government, industry, and academia who need to understand and employ the techniques, technologies, and information related to combat survivability.

The division conducts an annual symposium at the Naval Postgraduate School, in Monterey, Calif. The symposium 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 Aircraft Survivability 2003 symposium--a classified meeting addressing the theme "Reclaiming the Low Altitude Battlespace"--will be held Nov. 3-6, 2003 at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

Major Events:

* Aircraft Survivability 2003, Monterey, Calif., Nov. 3-6, 2003


Dr. Vincent Ciccone, P.E., DEE


RASco, Inc.


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, as well as, 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, white papers, conferences and exhibitions regarding the enhancement, protection and conservation of both environmental and energy resources.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

Major Events:

* 30th Environmental and Energy Symposium & Exhibition, San Diego, Calif., April 5-8, 2004


Maj. Gen. Harry W. Jenkins, USMC (Ret.)


ITT Industries


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, Maj. Gen. Harry W. Jenkins, USMC (Ret.), the Expeditionary Warfare Division (EWD) conducts its activities through nine subcommittees: amphibious warfare, mine warfare, naval fires, seabasing and sustainment, aircraft, C4I, expeditionary unmanned vehicles, force protection and program and planning. The highlight this year will be the Eighth Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference, to be held October 20-23, 2003 in Panama City, Fla. Held in coordination with the Navy Director Expeditionary Warfare Division (N-75), the Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policy and Operations (PP&O) and the U.S. Coast Guard, this conference will be attended by more than 500 active-duty military, government and industry representatives. This year's theme will be "Expeditionary Warfare-Projecting Joint Operational Independence."

Other significant events sponsored by the EWD in 2004 include an EWC Navy Day at the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va. in April, the annual EWC Wargame at Quantico, Va. 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

Major Events:

* Expeditionary Warfare Conference, Panama City, Fla., October 20-23, 2003


Julie T. Susman


Jefferson Consulting Group, LLC


To provide a vehicle 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 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 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 CIO, the executive director of the DoD Telemedicine Office, the director of veterans affairs and the services' surgeons general. On the commercial side, the division hosts speakers with expertise in areas of current focus.

The Health Affairs Division submitted a study in 2001 to Tricare Management Activity (TMA) IT PEO study sponsor. The study assessed government and commercial use of modeling and simulation. The study includes recommendations regarding the applicability of these tools for improving Military Health System (MHS) planning. The study's task was to determine how industry, including NDIA company members, currently are supporting commercial and federal customers by using modeling and simulation to define requirements and support business cases. In addition, the study identifies metrics used in the business cases supported by modeling and simulation. Finally, it makes an initial assessment of the value that would be gained from incorporating modeling and simulation into industry marketing efforts to the MHS and into the MHS planning process for investment in information technology initiatives.

The division's 2002 undertaking was sponsored by Dr. William Winkenwerder, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs). The Health Affairs Division worked with NDIA C4ISR and Chemical/Biological Divisions to put on a working symposium in August 2002 on ways to prevent, protect and recover in the aftermath of a postulated local area terrorist attack--across the stovepipes of these three committees' capabilities--in today's environment of terrorist threats. Planning for future studies and symposium is currently in progress.

Staff Director: Dick Riegel (703) 247-2593


Wayne K. Messner


Radian Inc.


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

Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, NDIA has used a coalition of division representatives to plan and coordinate numerous conferences related to homeland security. Over the same period, our nation, in response to the growing threat, has created a new Department of Homeland Security, and realigned responsibilities within the Department of Defense and the rest of government,

NDIA has enhanced service to its members in the rapidly expanding area of homeland security, and increased our presence and ability to respond to government needs, by restructuring the Security Division and redesignating it the "Homeland Security Division." This change preserves the related expertise now imbedded in a number of other NDIA technical divisions, and most importantly, highlights to the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies our expanded emphasis in this growing and vital area.

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. Other focus areas will be added within the Homeland Security Division as circumstances warrant. The division will continue its historic role in supporting DoD Force Protection and security systems development, as most security systems and programs have dual application to both homeland security and force protection.

The division, originally established in December 1985, conducts seminars and other events on homeland security topics of immediate interest, highlighted by a three-day annual symposium each June, usually at a location convenient to Washington, D.C. The symposium and its exhibition are attended by 200 to 400 individuals from government and industry, with approximately 50 exhibitors. The meeting attracts key government leaders, policy makers and experts from the commercial, government, policy, research and development, academic and administrative communities. Presentations, exhibits, demonstrations and speakers are selected based upon their expertise and expected contribution to the theme of the symposium. The symposium is structured to include presentations across the entire spectrum of threat and risk assessment, homeland security and force protection security concepts, requirements, planning, operations, emergency response and in all aspects of security technology research and development.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

Major Events:

* Homeland Security Division Symposium & Exhibition, TBD, June 2004


Rear Adm. James P. Davidson, USN (Ret)




The Logistics Management Division membership includes both industry and government members and is one of the most active national-level logistics organizations. The division objective is to work with the DoD 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. Our 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 and logistics supply chain integration. We welcome your participation in our committees, studies, workshops and conferences.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

Major Events:

* 20th Annual National Logistics Conference & Exhibition, Reno/Sparks, Nevada, March 1-4, 2004


Willis C. Hardwick


Lockheed Martin


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 Department of Defense, 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.

The Missile Defense Information (MDI) Group provides a 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 to offset consultant fees.

The division sponsors a National Security Speaker Series in cooperation with the National Defense University Foundation. The 2003 series marks the 21st anniversary of the joint NDIA/NDU speaker series bringing together members of congress, senior government officials and academic leaders to discuss a wide range of issues including current threats to the U.S.

Staff Director: Dick Riegel (703) 247-2593


Mark A. McCormick


Alliant Ammunition and Powder Company


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 five technical sections: Demilitarization; Fuze; Metal Parts; Insensitive and Energetic Materials, and Mines, Countermines and Demolitions, plus an advisory group, the Industrial Committee of Ammunition Producers.

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. The ICAP consists of representatives for each industry sector and appropriate representatives from Army organizations which influence munitions. This is being expanded to include other services considerations.

The 2004 Munitions Executive Summit will be held in Tampa, Fla. It will address key issues, which included the Army's emerging concept to centralize management control of ammunition and initiatives in all the services to support the future munitions needs of our armed forces.

Staff Director: Dick Riegel (703) 247-2593

Major Events:

* Munitions Executive Summit, February 17-19, 2004

* Insensitive Munitions/Energetic Materials Technology Conference, California, October 2004

* Global Demilitarization Symposium & Exposition, Dallas, Texas, May 2004


Robert R. Harris


Armtec Defense Products


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, III, and the Program Executive Officer, Ammunition, headquartered at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. Committee membership consists of government and industry representatives who significantly affect ammunition.

A committee is formed from corporate membership consisting of executives from defense industry producers of ammunition components. Also participating are the vice president, operations, NDIA; the commanding general, U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command; G3/G7, deputy for operations (JMC); principal assistant responsible for contracting (JMC); program executive officer, ammunition; program executive officer, ground combat and support systems; the deputy G3, support operations, U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC); the commanding general, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center; director, operations, NDIA; command ombudsman, (JMC) and chairman, Munitions Technology Division, NDIA.

Industry members are senior leaders who represent segments of the ammunition base. They routinely communicate and exchange ideas with other industry members within their segment. Active segments include demilitarization, fuzes, GOCOs (government-owned/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 material supply issues, the relationship of issues such as production, the industrial base and the stockpile to the war fighters' needs, Contractor Performance Certification Program and industry participation in Army planning and IPTs.

If a more focused, more intensive effort is required, subcommittees may be formed. The ICAP also serves to provide knowledgeable people for studies and analyses, which could impact the munitions industrial base.

Staff Director: Dick Riegel (703) 247-2593


Lawrence J. Acchione


SENSCI Corporation


To promote the exchange of information and data on the use of electro-optical equipment and its related signal processing. This advances the state-of-the-art for military and civilian nighttime surveillance, fire control and other covert and intruder observation activities. Night operations are defined to include the normal hours of darkness, weather conditions providing poor visibility, such as rain and snow, and adverse visual sighting conditions such as smoke, dust or man-made obscurants. The general activities of the division are to disseminate information on electro-optical sensors and signal processing, including automatic target recognizers, and to consider the optimum applications of these technologies, which include the detection of mines. Both international and U.S. operations are addressed.

The Spring 2002 symposium theme was "No Place to Hide." While past symposia have run the gamut--from image intensifier and far infrared sensors and their system applications--to the processing of signals from these devices and their interpretation by Automatic Target Recognizers--we look now at the combination of front-end sensors and their signal processing. When used in a coordinated manner from varying platforms, we realize that we now have the capability to be aware of what is happening anywhere on the face of the earth. We have the ability to digest and dispense this knowledge, in a timely manner, to those who can use that information to deny enemies of U.S. forces the opportunity to avoid our intents.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583


Dr. A. Louis Medin


META Associates


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.


The following mechanisms are employed by SETD to facilitate the accomplishment of SETD stated objectives.

* Sponsorship of an annual national symposium that emphasizes interaction among Department of Defense, 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 government, industry and academic officials and the general public within the guidelines of NDIA policy.

* Participation in local activities in support of SETD goals, e.g., contact lecturing at local schools, gifts of supplies and related equipment.

* 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 education.

The division sponsored a very successful Department of Defense Technology Exposition and Symposium in Charleston, S.C., between February 4 and 6, 2003. This conference was in cooperation with the office of the director of defense research and engineering. Among the many distinguished speakers were Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr., USN, commander U.S. Joint Forces Command; Lt. Gen. James Cartwright, USMC, director of force structure resources and assessment; Ronald M. Sega, director of defense research and engineering, and Vice Adm. Arthur Cebrowski, USN (Ret.), director of force transformation. From the reactions of the speakers and the audience, the conference presented very valuable and current DoD issues and programs.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

Major Events:

* DoD Science & Engineering Technology Symposium, Charleston, S.C., April 21-23, 2004


Edward Swallow


Northrop Grumman ITTASC


* To be 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.

* To serve as an effective vehicle for the exchange of views and information between government and industry on all matters of common concern relating to space.

* To provide, in cooperation with government elements, collective industry viewpoints, recommendations and advice on matters of national security interest regarding space.

* 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.

Operations: 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: Dick Riegel (703) 247-2593

Major Events:

* 7th Annual Space Policy & Architecture Symposium, Washington, D.C., February 2004


Maj. Gen. William C. Moore, USA (Ret.)


Moore Associates International


The SO/LIC Division was established 15 years ago in response to the increasing importance of our nation's special operations forces (SOF) and their often unique requirements as they pursued missions and tasks frequently in the spectrum of operations called low intensity conflict (LIC). This has been vividly demonstrated by the major role assigned SOF in the war on terrorism. The SO/LIC Division's mission is to assist industry, government and the public in understanding the critical role of SOF in our national security strategy and how these forces are integrated within our national military structure. It is also our mission to facilitate contact and cooperation between industry and SOF to assure that SOF might have access to the ideas and technology that flow from our nation's superior industrial and academic base. The division, in concert with the established staff and resources of NDIA, gives voice to the initiatives and concerns of the SOF community.

Through meetings and symposia, we provide information on a wide variety of matters involving SOF, LIC 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. Our functional purview follows the roles and missions of the assistant secretary of defense, SO/LIC and the commander, U.S. Special Operations Command. We 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. We encourage interagency participation in our meetings and seek to have such representation on our Executive Board.

The highlight event of our year is the annual SO/LIC Symposium. Our 14th symposium was held February 11-13, 2003 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme was "Transforming Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict Forces for the 21 st Century: Are We Ready?" This symposium included over 130 exhibits by those companies who are instrumental in the support of SOF and other forces involved in low intensity conflict and the security of the Homeland. Each year at our symposium the division awards its Achievement Medal to selected military and civilian personnel whose service has made a major contribution to the missions and programs of SO/LIC. Similarly, its prestigious Rylander Award is presented to the individual recognized for lifetime service to SO/LIC.

The division directly supports the NDIA North Carolina Chapter in Fayetteville, N.C. This chapter was formed by a group with close ties to the Army Special Operations Forces at nearby Fort Bragg.

As the SO/LIC Division continues its valuable work of education and advocacy, it would like to take maximum advantage of the extensive individual and corporate membership of NDIA. Foremost in this effort is to invite industry to consider designating representatives for the Executive Board. Our work will be enhanced by your participation and the goals of NDIA will be better served.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

Major Events:

* Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict Symposium (SO/LIC), Washington, D.C., February 4-6, 2004


John F. Reilly Chair The Boeing Company


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 DCNO for Warfare Requirements and Programs (N7) and 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 us to gain first-hand knowledge of operating fleet issues and to incorporate Navy concerns into our studies. The division conducts an annual symposium in the Washington, D.C. area on timely strike, land attack and air defense subjects. The theme of our 2002 symposium, held on April 25th, was "FORCEnet, the Naval Complement of the FlOP--Enabling the Joint Warfighter through Network Centric Warfare."

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 Adm. Sides' contributions to effective warfighting. Certificates of Merit are presented annually to select members of the division who have provided significant contributions to study efforts during the year.

Staff Director: Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574

Major Events:

* Strike, Land Attack and Air Defense Annual Meeting, Laurel, Md., April 2004


Bob Rassa


Raytheon Company, Space & Airborne Systems


To promote the widespread use of systems engineering in the Department of Defense 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, Systems Engineering, and Director, 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 and training, modeling and simulation, quality and 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 several tasks for the Defense Science Board and other OSD activities. It recently conducted a senior-level workshop with the Naval Surface Warfare Center on roles and responsibilities, to help facilitate more effective interactions between that organization and industry. This division also leads overall industry reviews of the DOD-5000 series of documents controlling defense acquisition. The division serves as chair of the Naval Industry Advisory Council, formed in late 2000 with three other NDIA divisions to provide direct industry support to the chief engineer of the Navy, under ASN/RDA. The division meets every other month, with its operating committees meeting on the off-month or in conjunction with the full division.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

Major Events:

* Systems Engineering, Supportability & Interoperability Conference, San Diego, Calif., October 20-23, 2003

* Capability Maturity Model Integration Technology Conference and User Group, Denver, Colo., November 17-21, 2003

* Interoperability & Systems Integration Conference, Denver, Colo., March 22-24, 2004


Robert C. Sheridan


Cypress International


To promote national exchanges among the Defense Department, government agencies, the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command and industry, of technical information relating to the support of vehicle and vehicle systems employed in land and amphibious military operations.

The division has several major sections:

The Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Systems section annual seminar historically has brought the military services, industry, prime contractors, sub-contractors and their suppliers together to discuss present and future wheeled-vehicle requirements for all services.

The Combat Vehicle Systems Section sponsors an annual conference at the Armor Center, Fort Knox, Ky. The main focus of the conference is combat tank and armored personnel carrier tracked vehicles, discussions dealing with modernization, changing technologies, force mix structure and budgets for the heavy forces in the ever-changing military environment.

The Vehicles Technologies/Intelligent Vehicles Sections' annual conference reflects the latest technological subjects of the Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center (TARDEC), on mobility, vetronics, simulation and virtual prototyping. The division provides annual support planning and administration for the TACOM's Advance Planning Briefing for Industry.

Staff Director Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574

Major Events:

* Combat Vehicle, Fort Knox, Ky., September 2003

* Tank & Automotive Command Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry, Dearborn, Mich., October 2003

* Tactical Wheeled Vehicles, Monterey, Calif., February 1-3, 2004




Maj. Gen. N. Ross Thompson III


Commanding General, U.S. Army TACOM


To provide a forum for the principal managers of the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) and senior executives from industry to periodically meet and review issues of common interest and concern.

The objectives of ICTAP are to (1) provide a forum for discussion and exchange of views, (2) gain feedback from senior industry representatives, (3) discuss .Defense Department, Army and TACOM polices which affect relationships with suppliers and (4) discuss emerging issues in government and industry which affect the readiness of tank and automotive systems in the Army.

ICTAP was established in March 1997, when 11 representatives from industry and nine representatives from government accepted an invitation to become members of ICTAP. Two additional industry members have been added. The committee meets two or three times a year at different locations. Membership is for two years, with half of the membership changing every year.

Topics discussed at recent meetings include FMS Organization restructuring at USASAC; implementation of e-commerce and vendor certification programs at TACOM and TACOM's overall reorganization. Future meetings will address topics such as changes in payment processes by DFAS and the new medium brigade concept initiative. Tours of industry or government facilities are usually included.

Staff Director: Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574


Daniel H. McCurry II


The Boeing Company


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, who 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 section's 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

Major Events:

* Technical Information Division Conference, New Orleans, August 11-14, 2003


James F. O'Bryon


The O'Bryon Group


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 17 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 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.

3. Building partnerships between the private and public sectors.

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

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

Major Events:

* Test and Evaluation Symposium, Reno/Sparks, Nev., March 1-4, 2004

* NET3 Conference, Orlando, Fla., July 2004


Dale Von Haase


Lockheed Martin Corporation

Hon. Thomas Christie


Director, Operational Test & Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense


To provide a forum for the senior operational test and evaluation representatives from the Defense Department and senior executives of representative U.S. defense system manufacturers to periodically meet, normally every four months, and review issues of common interest and concerns. Discussions encompass test and evaluation policies and procedures, which impact weapons systems development, procurement and use.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544


Francis (Bud) J. Dougherty


L-3 Communications


To concentrate on the Navy's key core competency mission of countering submarine and mine threats to the free and open flow of seaborne commerce and to the conduct of power projection from the sea. The division is very 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 committees: Sensor Systems, Mine Warfare Systems, Undersea Vehicles (including weapons), Aviation USW and C4I and Combat Systems.

During 2003-2004, the division will sponsor two major three-day events. Each will traditionally draw about 600 professionals from the active-duty Navy; the key Navy secretariat, Pentagon and SYSCOM program offices; Navy and university laboratories and, naturally, industry. The spring conference will be held in March 2004 on the West Coast, and the fall conference will be hosted by the commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet in New London, Conn. in September. Other events scheduled in 2003-04 include the Executive Board "Fleet" risk to the Atlantic theater command in October/November 2003.

A number of technical studies are expected to be started at the request of Navy sponsors during the year and NDIA members will be offered opportunities to participate.

Staff Director: Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574

Major Events:

* Undersea Warfare Division Fall Meeting, Groton, Conn., September 22-25, 2003

* Undersea Warfare Division Spring Meeting, TBD March, 2004
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