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Paul C. Hollowell, Chairman

Oshkosh Truck Corporation

Dr. Joseph S. Bravman

Satellink Technologies, Inc

Frank Cardile

ACS Defense, Inc.

Dale W. Church

Ventures and Solutions LLC

Timothy B. Fleiseher

Radian, Inc.

Nathaniel Friends

AT&T Corporation

R. Ken Guest

Anteon Corporation

William T. Keevan

Arthur Andersen LLP

Mary E. Lacey

Naval Surface Warfare Center

Joanna T. Lau

Lau Technologies

John H. Moellering

J.M. Associates

Tofie M. Owen


The council was created in 1998 by the board of directors as an association management tool for periodically assessing the health of its divisions.

The purpose of the council is to provide a structure for critical review of divisions to minimize overlapping functions and determine if they are complying with their approved charters and association by-laws.

Members convene twice a year to review candidate divisions nominated by the staff to determine if they:

* Are performing activities in accordance with their approved charter and association by-laws

* Have an active membership base sufficient to constitute "value added" for our membership and capable of conducting desired activities

* Do not constitute a major duplication of responsibility/effort of another association activity

* Are adequately lead by officers democratically selected and reflect a chain of succession

* Are not a financial liability


Cort Proctor


Micro Systems, Inc.


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 39th Annual Symposium & Exhibition, "New Horizons," held at Sparks, Nevada, was only three weeks after the 9/11 tragedy. However, almost 250 Defense Department and industry representatives attended the event with a keynote address by Dr. Marion Williams, AFOTEC senior scientist.

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 Hamilton, Northrop Grumman, Ryan Aeronautical Center, BQM-34 program manager and 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, (850) 244-2332, ext. 202, or email

Staff Director:

Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

Major Meeting:

Air Targets/UAVs and Range Operations, Panama City, FL, October 2-4, 2002


David E. Broden


Alliant Techsystems, Inc.


To provide focus on integrated armament systems including those used by individual soldiers, utilized on 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 address issues which ensure a superior armament system capability today and in the future. Division themes link to DoD initiatives, as well as identify needed change.

The division addresses many topics including: armament and concepts, system integration, weapons, munitions, fire control as well as 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/evolution 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/simulation to enable efficient development and measure performance is stressed.

The division's activity is directed through three active committees: The Small Arms Committee--Brian Berger, committee chair; the Gun and Ammunition Committee--Don Guziewicz, committee chair; and Missiles and Rockets Committee--Joe Fitzgerald, committee chair.

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 be inclusive of emerging trends and technology to ensure a vision of the future and to encourage discussion. These meetings are complimented by hardware displays and live-fire demonstrations and provide 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. 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 or identified topies for NDIA attention.

Staff Director: Sans Campagna (703) 247-2544

Major Meetings: Gun & Ammunition Symposium and Exhibition, Monterey, CA, March 24-27, 2002 International Missiles & Rockets Symposium and Exhibition, Monterey, CA, March 26-27, 2003 Joint Services Small Arms Symposium & Exhibition, Kansas City, MO, May 12-15, 2003


Jcan-Louis Vanderstraeten


FN Manufacturing, Inc.

Bruce Stout


USA, 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 sixth year and is composed of a chair from industry, a co-chair from TACOM-RI, two representatives from NDIA, the product manager (PM) for Small Arms, one representative from TACOM Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC) and five individual memberships representing this industry. The committee meets two to three times a year. One-half of the industrial membership normally will be reassigned every two years.

Topies 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 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




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 20th International Ballistics Symposium will be held in Orlando, FL in the fall of 2002. The Ballistics Divis ion also contributes technical support in the paper selection process to the off-shore 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 NDI's Bomb and Warhead Division), an Annual Joint Classified Ballistics Symposium (SECRET--U.S. ONLY).

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

Major Meetings: International Ballistics, September 23-27, 2002, Orlando, FL

Joint Bomb & Warhesd and Ballistics-SECRET, May 2003


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.

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 penetraror technologies, terminal ballistics, quantification of terminal effects benefits, multipurpose warheads.

Staff Director: Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574

Major Meeting: Joint Classified Symposium for the 53nd Annual Bomb & Warhead Technical Symposium and the 9th Classified Ballistics Symposium (SECRET--U.S. ONLY) May 2003


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 academsa.

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 Counrerproliferation 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 Service Materiel Group, which is chaired by the commanding general of the Army's Soldier Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM), Maj. Gen. John Doesburg. 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, Brig. Gen. Patricia Nib. The major activity of this group is the annual Worldwide Chemical Conference, held at Ft. 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 Meetings: Worldwide Chemical Conference & Exhibition, Ft

Leonard Wood, MO, TBD

DoD CB Defense APBI, MD, TBD


Brig. Gen. Walt Busbee, USA (Ret.)


Johns Hopkins University

Applied Physics Laboratory


To provide a forum whereby the commander of the Soldier Biological and Chemical Command (SBCCOM) 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 (forerunner of SBCCOM). 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 eleven 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 commander of SBCCOM in conjunction with the vice president of operations for NDIA.

Meetings are held quarterly and are normally hosted by one of the members. The Commander, CBDCOM/SBCCOM has attended each of the meetings held since 1996 and has found the CBDAIF to be a useful and productive activity. 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 SBCCOM 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 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 teat 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.

* Facilitate development and delivery of combat survivability education to meet the needs of ability professionals in government, industry and academia.

The division conducts an annual symposium at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. 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 2002 symposium -- a classified meeting addressing the theme "Combat Survivability: UAVs and Manned Aircraft" -- will be held November 18-21, 2002 at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

Major Meeting: Aircraft Survivability 2002, Monterey, CA, November 18-21, 2002


Dr. Vincent J. 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 those agencies through an active program of symposia, formal studies, white papers, conferences and exhibitions regarding the environment and energy.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

Major Meeting: 29th Environmental and Energy Symposium & Exhibition, Richmond, VA, April 7-10, 2003


Maj. Gen. Harry W Jenkins, USMC



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 eight subcommittees: amphibious warfare; mine warfare; naval fires; seabasing and sustainment; aircraft; C4I; expeditionary unmanned vehicles, and force protection. The highlight this year will be the Seventh Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference, held October 21-24, 2002 in Panama City. FL. Sponsored in coordination with the Navy Director Expeditionary Warfare Division (N-75) and the Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policy and Operations (PP&O), this conference will be attended by more than 500 active-duty military, government and industry representatives. This yea r's theme will be "Expeditionary Warfare...The War on Terrorism."

Other significant events sponsored by the EWD this year include an EWC Navy Day in Norfolk, VA in May, the annual EWC Wargame at Quantico, VA in June, a possible Expeditionary Warfare Capabilities Exercise at Camp Lejeune, NC in September, and a Congressional Roundtable in Washington, DC in December.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan -- (703) 247-2583

Major Meeting: Expeditionary Warfare Conference, Panama City, FL -- October 2 1-24, 2002


Julia 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, 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 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 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 was a co-sponsor of the June 2000 and June 2001 National Health Care Acquisition Conferences. We hosted the opening reception at the first conference and made a presentation at the conference on our draft study results. At the second conference, we had a multi agency and industry panel talking about coordination of public and private efforts to prevent and react to terrorism.

The division's current undertaking is sponsored by Dr. William Winkenwerder, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs). We are working together with NDIA C4ISR and Chem/bio Divisions and the US Medicine Institute to put on a working symposium in late August 2002 on ways to prevent, protect and recover - across the stovepipes of these three committees' capabilities - in today's environment of terrorist threats.

Staff Director: Dick Riegel (703) 247-2593

Major Meeting: Collaboration to Enhance Homeland Security, Washington, DC, Late August 2002


Jack Garrison


Lockheed Martin Corporation


The Logistics Management Division, whose membership includes both industry and government members, is one of the most active national-level logistics organizations. The division's objectives during the late 1990's have been focused on a trilogy of logistics, acquisition and financial reform. Our efforts have brought these communities together to discuss competitive sourcing and privatization, OMB A-76 reform, efforts to reduce weapon system's total ownership costs, the need for a uniform definition and implementation of core across the services and promoting legislative and policy changes. Today the division's focus is on Acquisition Logistics Excellence by working closely with the Department on evolutionary acquisition, spiral development and performance based logistics. The division is committed to revitalizing America's defense. Committees include: Value-Chain Integration, Acquisition Logistics, and Competitive Sourcing & Partnering. We welcome your participation.

Major Projects:

NDIA/AIA Joint Project on Partnering-The NDIA Logistics Management Division and the ALA Product Support Committee have joined in a joint effort to address public-private partnering as a primary means to improve life cycle support of defense weapon systems, reduce total DoD operation and support costs and enhance private sector industrial base capabilities. Although public-private partnering efforts have existed since the early nineties, inconsistent approaches among the services and a lack of understanding by both parties as to what is needed on both sides in order to enter into fruitful ventures has hindered widespread implementation of effective partnering efforts. In March 2002, the joint AIA/NDIA team distributed a survey questionnaire to several hundred DoD and industry organizations and individuals in an effort to identify and address issues related to the advancement of public/private partnering. Additionally, the team sent letters to sixteen senior Department of Defense officials requesting personal i nterviews to obtain senior DoD leadership perspectives on partnering. These interviews are now in progress. Interviews are also planned with senior industry executives and Congressional personnel. The results of the survey and the interviews will be compiled and ultimately provided to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and to the Defense Business Initiatives Council. Jack Blalock, Chair of the Committee on Competitive Sourcing & Partnering leads this project.

NAVSEA Full Service Contracting Business Strategy Development & Wargame -- In March 2001, the Naval Sea Systems Command Deputy Commander for Logistics was tasked by the NAVSEA Commander's Forum to define Full Service Contracting (FSC) and related USC Title 10 issues. The NDIA Logistics Management Division was asked to organize an industry FSC working group, sponsored by the Competitive Sourcing and Partnership Committee. The purpose of the FSC working group was to support NAVSEA in developing a FSC definition, provide an industry perspective on pertinent USC statutes, and assist in the planning for a FSC Wargame, which was to be conducted in early 2002. The latter involved developing ideas for FSC Wargame scenarios, objectives and a view from industry. The FSC work group developed an extensive background paper, which presented an industry view of Full Service Contracting (FSC), also referred to as Full Service Partnering. From the perspective of industry, the central issue is not whether an industry-led, pub lic-private partnership can provide efficient, effective platform level life cycle support in peace and war. The central issue is the commitment of Government in resolving obstacles to FSC implementation. The FSC working group proposed a definition of FSC that emphasizes the concept's most important characteristic, single point industry accountability for platform/system life cycle support. The government-industry wargame was conducted March 4-6, 2002 and the results have been briefed to the CNO with recommendations for implementation. Jack Blalock, chair of the committee on Competitive Sourcing and Partnering, leads this project.

IPT on Condition Based Maintenance - The Logistics Management Division has been recently asked to be the industry focal point for a newly formed OSD level IPT on Condition Based Maintenance (CBM). The IPT wishes to collaborate with industry on CBM existing and emerging technologies. We're suggesting the IPT focus on "Prognostic and Analytical-based Maintenance" to be consistent with standard terminology. Prognostic tools are the used as sensors, BIT, etc. to monitor the health of systems in order to predict the need for maintenance just prior to failure. Analytical tools use history and engineering data to establish programs such as RCM to schedule maintenance at predetermined intervals to minimize unscheduled maintenance and optimize maintenance cost/system utilization trade-offs. The standard use and meaning of "On-condition Maintenance" is don't fix a component or system until it breaks or exhibits certain parameters dictating that maintenance should be performed. Ed Albritton, vice chair of the Logistics Management Division, leads this project.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544

Major Meetings: 19th Annual National Logistics Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 3-6, 2003


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 DoD, 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 nations 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 2002 series marks the 20th 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 U.S. and regional security; status of ballistic missile defense programs and the role of missile defense in U.S. defense strategy and policy.

The division also maintains active sub-committees to manage planning for its annual conference and symposia and to develop and/or respond to missile defense issues of national interest.

Finally, the Executive Committee holds bimonthly meetings in which senior officials, including leaders from the Missile Defense Agency, make presentations on matters relating to missile defense to division members.

Staff Director: Dick Riegel (703) 247-2593

Major Meetings: Navy Theater Ballistic Missile Defense, Washington, D.C., Date TBD

Missile Defense Agency Forum, TBD


Albert J. Calabrese


ATK Integrated Defense 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; 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 2002 Munitions Executive Summit was held in St. Louis, Mo. It addressed key issues, which included the Army's emerging concept to centalize 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 Meetings: Munitions Executive Summit, February 2003

Insensitive Munitions/Energetic Materials Technology Conference, Orlando, FL, March 10-13

47th Annual Fuze Conference, April 2003

Global Demilitarization Symposium & Exposition, May 2003


Robert R. Harris

Industry Co-Chair

Armtec Defense Products

Maj. Gen. Wade H. McManus, USA

Government Co-Chair

Operations Support Command


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 Operations Support Command (OSC), headquartered at Rock Island, Illinois. Committee membership consists of government and industry representatives who significantly affect ammunition.

Government members include the commanding general, U.S. Army Operations Support Command (OSC); program executive officer, ammunition, deputy chief of staff for ammunition, U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC); commanding general, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (TACOM-ARDEC); deputy program executive officer, Ground Combat and Support Systems; and command ombudsman, U.S. Army OSC.

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 includes 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 any where 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 US 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.


* To tell the defense research and advanced technology community about DoD's plans, goals and problems.

* To review some 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 following mechanisms will be employed by SETD to facilitate the accomplishment of SETD stated objectives.

* 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 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 DoD Technology Exposition and Symposium in Charleston, S.C., between February 5 and 7,2002. This conference was in cooperation with the office of the director of defense research and engineering. Among the many distinguished speakers were General Ralph Eberhart , USAF, Commander in Chief, U.S. Space Command, General Larry Welch, USAF (Ret), president of IDA, Ronald Sega, director of DoD's Defense Research and Engineering and many other distinguished speakers. From the reactions of the speakers and the audience, the conference presented very valuable and current DoD issues and programs. As a result, Sega has requested that NDIA continue to annually sponsor the DoD Technology Exposition. Plans are now underway to have this conference and exposition performed annually with the expectation of significant increases in attendance and with the total cooperation of DoD's DDR&E.

Staff Director: Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

Major Meeting: DoD Science & Engineering Technology Symposium, March 4-6, 2003


Brig. Gen. Roger C. Smith, USAF (Ret)


Roger Smith Associates


To encourage and facilitate the exchange of security and protection information between government and industry in support of the national interest. The Division's programs encompass all areas of security, including physical security, information security, personnel security, force protection, infrastructure assurance, emergency planning and response and high technology systems development and acquisition.

The Security Division's focus is on the protection and security of the assets, information, facilities and resources of the government and private sector organizations, which comprise the technological, military and industrial infrastructure of the United States. We provide 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 was established in December 1985, with a focus on security technology. Since that time, the division has been actively involved in identifying, coordinating and disseminating information associated with current government and industry needs and requirements for the security of assets, information, resources, people and facilities, As the security threat has grown, the division's areas of emphasis have evolved to keep pace with current security concerns and new technological solutions. The division was renamed the Security Division in 1994 to reflect its broader areas of interest and expertise.

The Security Division conducts 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, security concepts, requirements, planning, operations, response and in all aspects of security technology.

One-day seminars are also conducted on topics of immediate interest. These are held in Washington, D.C., and attract a wide cross section of government and industry leaders.

Staff Director:

Joe Hylan (703) 247-2583

Major Meeting:

Security Division Symposium & Exhibition, June 2003


Gayle C. White


Computer Sciences Corporation


* 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.

Activities: The division has been very active over the past year. Its Space Policy and Architecture Symposium drew 420 industry and government leaders to a discussion of key space issues and new policy directions resulting from the 2001 Space Commission Report. Three East Coast Division luncheons gave division members opportunities for direct exchanges with senior government leaders on topics from future DISA planning to C4 plans and programs. Two West Coast luncheons had similar results with presentations on homeland defense issues and space commission results. The division also sponsored regional presentations by the National Security Space Architect's office that gave division members a better understanding of new technical directions in space. Policy issues associated with the aerospace industry were presented in testimony to a subdivision of the House Science Division and members participated in a review of the NRO/Air Force Best Practices study. Annually, the Division conducts a major space study for t he Commander-in-Chief, US Space Command. This year's study is investigating the impacts of commercial and international space initiatives on US military space policy. Both operations and acquisition issues are being discussed. Finally, quarterly meetings are held to plan the division's activities, each of which includes a senior government representative who addresses current topics and issues.

Staff Director:

Dick Riegel (703) 247-2593

Major Meeting:

6th Annual Space Policy & Architecture Symposium, Washington, D.C., February, 2003


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


Moore Associates International


The SO/LIC Division was established 14 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-in-Chief, 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 13th symposium was held February 6-8, 2002 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Va. The theme was 'War on Terrorism: Expanding the Parameters of Low Intensity Conflict; Refining the Doctrine for Special Operations Forces".

This symposium included over 70 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 life time service to SO/LIC.

The division directly supports the NDIA North Carolina Chapter at Fayetteville. This chapter was formed by a group with close ties to the Army Special Operations Forces at Fort Bragg. This year the chapter will support the Army Special Warfare Center in its annual conference by sponsoring an industry exposition. This event is scheduled June 17-19 in Fayetteville.

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 Meeting:

Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict Symposium, TBD, February 2003



John F. Reilly

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 FIOP -- Enabling the Joint Warfighter through Network Centric Warfare."

The division confers the Admiral 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 efforts during the year.

Staff Director:

Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574

Major Meeting:

Strike, Land Attack and Air Defense Annual Meeting, Laurel, MD, April 2003


Bob Rassa


Raytheon Electronic Systems


To promote the widespread use of Systems Engineering in the DoD 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, Interoperability, in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition & Technology & Logistics. Dr. Vitalij Garber.

Active Committees within the division, which highlight its key focus areas, include Systems Engineering Effectiveness, Education & Training, Modeling & Simulation, Quality & Reliability Assurance, Supportability Reliability Affordability & Maintainability, Open System Architecture, Integrated Diagnostics, Software, Automated Test Systems and Interoperability. The division has become the lead industry activity in Simulation-Based Acquisition and has already hosted two workshops and two conferences. It is also the industry sponsor of the DOD/Industry Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Project involving the restructure of the now stand-alone Software Engineering Institute Capability Maturity Models into an integrated mode1. The division also conducts a major annual conference on Systems Engineering, Supportability and Interoperability each October, and has performed several tasks for the Defense Science Board and other OSD activities. This division leads overall industry reviews of the DOD-5000 series of documents controlling defense acquisition. The division also hosts an annual DOD-wide Interoperability Conference each March.

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 Meetings:

Navy Roles & Responsibilities Workshop, Washington, DC September 2002

Systems Engineering Conference, Tampa, FL, October 21-24, 2002

Capability Maturity Model Integration Technology Conference, Denver, CO, November 11-14, 2002

Interoperability Conference, Mesa, AZ, March 2003

Simulation Based Acquisition Conference, McLean, VA, June 2003

Interoperability Architectures & Requirements Workshop, Washington, DC, TBD


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 next conference is January 26-28, 2003.

The Combat Vehicle Systems Section sponsors an annual conference at the Armor Center, Fort Knox, KY. The main focus of the conference is combat rank 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 Combat Vehicles Conference is scheduled for September 2002.

The Vehicles Technologies Sections annual conference reflects the latest technological subjects of the Tank Automotive Research Development Engineering Center (TARDEC), on mobility, vetronica, simulation and virtual prototyping. The Vehicle Technologies Conference is planned for June 3-6, 2002 inTraverse City, MI. The division provides annual support planning and administration for the TACOM's Advance Planning Briefing for Industry on October 29-31, 2002

Staff Director:

Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574

Major Meetings:

* Vehicle Technology, Traverse City, MI, June 3-6, 2002

* Combat Vehicle, Fort Knox, KY, September 2002

* Tank & Automotive Command Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry, Dearborn, MI, October 29-31, 2002

* Tactical Wheeled Vehicles, Monterey, CA, January 26-28, 2003


Paul C. Hollowell


Oshkosh Truck Corporation

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 representative 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 Meeting:

Technical Information Division Conference, August 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 15 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. Executive committees are established for each of the division's specific activities, such as individual conferences, providing for hands-on planning and execution.

The division's vision is to assist the entire national security community in 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 by American industries. Within the vision, the division has three major thrusts: Fostering informed dialog between private and public sectors on Defense T&E issues; Enhancing at the national level the development of T&E policies that improve the T&E process and building partnerships between the private and public sectors that impel action toward achieving division's vision.

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 also sponsors the Industrial Committee on Operational Test and Evaluation (ICOTE) which enables a forum for candid dialogue between the government and private defense sector on T&E issues of mutual concern. 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 Meetings:

5th Annual Testing & Training Conference, Orlando, Fla., August 19-22, 2002

Test and Evaluation Symposium & Exhibits, February 2003


Thomas Christie


Office of the Secretary of Defense (Test & Evaluation)

John Stoddart


Oshkosh Truck, Inc


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 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 2002-3 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 hosted by the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA in March, and the fall conference will be hosted by the commander, Submarine Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet in New London, CT in September. Other events scheduled in 2002-3 include the Executive Board "Fleet" visit to the Pacific theater command in October/November.

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 Meetings:

Undersea Warfare Division Fall Meeting, Groton, CT, September 17-19, 2002

Undersea Warfare Division Spring Meeting, Monterey, CA, March 18-20, 2003


An organisational meeting of the NDIA Small Business Ad-Hoc Committee was held on August 26, 1999 at NDIA Headquarters. Attendees represented NDIA Small Business Corporate members from the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Objectives of the Small Business Committee are to:

* Increase visibility of NDIA small business member companies

* Provide advice to government on policies, practices and problems effecting small business activities

* Serve as a communications resource for the exchange of views and information among government, NDIA small business members and the small business community

* Produce studies at the request of OSD SADBU that reviews plans, programs and issues that impact small business activity and opportunities

* Provide for discussion and exchange of views through conferences, symposium and exhibits that showcase small business capabilities on a regional basis

* Assure government understanding of small business capabilities, resources and technologies

* Establish a small business/large business liaison among NDIA companies that fosters a Mentor/Protege program that is conducive to both parties

* Provide a repository for small business capability statements that will foster teaming and subcontract opportunities for corporate member companies

* Assist and foster the growth of small business member companies.

Staff Director:

Ruth Franklin (703) 247-2598
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