Platinum Sponsor

The Leonardo DRS T-100 is more than just an aircraft, it’s a proven, low-cost, low-risk, fifth-generation solution for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X advanced pilot training program. The team, including CAE USA, Honeywell and Leonardo Aircraft, will build the T-100 in the U.S.A. in Tuskegee, Alabama. More information at: www.T-100.us

Gold Sponsor

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell’s global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.

Wi-Fi Sponsor

General Dynamics Mission Systems is an innovative leader in mission critical C4ISR solutions. Customers depend on our products and systems to perform wherever they work, on land, at sea, into air and space, and across cyber. Explore the full spectrum of trusted solutions for customers in global defense, civilian and commercial markets at gdmissionsystems.com

Lanyard Sponsor

Textron Systems’ businesses develop and integrate products, services and support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security, border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe. Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems’ innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses. More information is available at www.textronsystems.com/startyourmission.

Alliance Partners

AFCEA NOVA is the Northern Virginia Chapter of AFCEA International, a worldwide nonprofit professional association founded as the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association; but it encompasses more than just the military. AFCEA represents the top government, industry, and military professionals in the fields of communications, electronics, intelligence, software, information systems, imaging, and multi-media. AFCEA’s purpose is to support global security by providing an ethical environment that encourages a close cooperative relationship among the military, civilian government agencies, and private industry.

The National Defense Industrial Association drives strategic dialogue in national security by identifying key issues and leveraging the knowledge and experience of its military, government, industry, and academic members to address them.

For nearly 100 years, NDIA has been at the forefront of addressing complex defense and national security issues by providing a forum for government and industry leaders to collaborate and arrive at innovative solutions in support of its mission.

NDIA’s team of professionals, based in Arlington, VA, strive to ensure that the most relevant topics concerning industry and government are addressed at our meetings and events. The Division and Chapter structure provide a dynamic and information-rich resource that represents perspectives and expertise in all areas of national security and defense.

With more than 1,600 corporate members and 80,000 individual members, NDIA embodies the full spectrum of national security and defense professionals who advocate for the best policies, practices, products, and technology to ensure the safety and security of our nation.


NDIA is the trusted leader among defense and national security associations.


NDIA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that engages thoughtful and innovative leaders to promote the best policies, practices, products, and technology for warfighters and others who ensure the safety and security of our nation.

  • It champions issues that reinforce the strength, resiliency, and capacity of the industrial base.
  • It builds a vigorous and responsive community supporting defense and national security.
  • It convenes legal and ethical forums for exchange of information, viewpoints, and capabilities.

Divisions, Industrial Committees, and Working Groups

NDIA’s 28 Divisions, three Industrial Committees, and ad-hoc Working Groups are a robust defense industrial-government network, driving the future of defense through education and collaboration.


Through NDIA, industry collectively addresses policy issues that affect the defense and national security communities. Issues range from acquisition reform to cybersecurity, innovation, and government-industry collaboration.


Located in regions of concentrated defense work, NDIA’s 26 Chapters collaborate with government and industry to facilitate important discussions of local issues critical to our national defense.


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Jerry Foley