The NDIA Policy team screens, advocates for, and educates authorities stakeholders on, policy matters of importance to the defense commercial base. Our challenge is to ensure the endured existence of a viable, aggressive countrywide technology and industrial base, beef up the government industry partnership through talk, and provide interaction among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. The Policy team also represents NDIA in a couple of inter arrangement groups representing the protection industry and the authorities contracting community adding the Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations CODSIA, the Acquisition Reform Working Group ARWG, and the Industry Logistics Coalition ILC. Over the past three years, the Policy team has led NDIA’s Acquisition Reform Initiative.
This effort has offered legislative strategies to assist Congressional acquisition reform efforts, lots of which have been enacted or inspired final provisions in the Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Acts. Policy staff always meets with key policy stakeholders, and manages Congressional interaction with NDIA Chapters and Divisions. NDIA’s vast network of members embodies the total spectrum of corporate, government, academic, and individual stakeholders who advocate for a powerful, vigilant, and creative countrywide protection. As part of this different network, over 1,610 corporate and 65,000 individual members are actively arising best practices, projects, era, and items in protection with persevered tips and feedback from key stakeholders. NDIA Affiliates are subsidiary agencies that center around real areas and missions associated with it’s neighborhood of attention.
Each affiliate has its own club, structure, and dues. The 31st Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium has moved to an all digital event. This event, hosted by NDIA’s Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict Division, has been newly redesigned to leverage the virtual event adventure, maximize the facilitation of essential discussions, and bring the exclusive operations and low intensity conflict group together very nearly to maintain critical conversations going. Centered across the theme of “Special Operations Forces and Great Power Competition,” 2020 Virtual SO/LIC will explore variety in Special Operations Forces, cyber related considerations, countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, SOF Acquisition Agility, and more!NDIA has a policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. The antitrust laws limit competitors from carrying out activities that may result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Consequently, NDIA members must avoid discussing bound topics after they are together – both at formal arrangement club, board, committee, and other conferences and in informal contacts with other industry members: prices, fees, rates, profit margins, or other terms or situations of sale including allowances, credit terms, and warranties; allocation of markets or customers or department of territories; or refusals to deal with or boycotts of providers, customers or other third parties, or topics that could lead on participants not to tackle a distinctive dealer, purchaser or third party.