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National Defense Industrial Association “The Premier Defense Association!� February 21, 2013


The Current Climate • Budget Uncertainty 2013 – $85B sequestered on March 1; $43B from DoD – Temporary funding expires March 27

• Legislation – Small Business Jobs Act 2012 – NDAA FY13: Key SB Provisions • Mentor-Protégé program expanded • Subcontracting limitations

• Policies – – – – –

Competition vs Sole Source Strategic sourcing IDIQs GSA 24-month limit DoD BBP 2.0


What’s Working for Small Businesses • Get – and stay – plugged in and informed – – – – –

Small Business professionals (Gov’t and Large Primes) Long Term Acquisition Forecasts Joint is in, duplication is out Market research increasing LinkedIn

• Take advantage of targeted programs – SBIR – Simplified Acquisition Thresholds – Socioeconomic programs

• Get on IDIQs • Team with businesses of ALL sizes • Network…. NDIA, other organizations


Vision America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting National Security

Mission • ADVOCATE: Cutting-edge technology and superior weapons, equipment, training, and support for the War-Fighter and First Responder • PROMOTE: A vigorous, responsive, Government – Industry National Security Team • PROVIDE: A legal and ethical forum for exchange of information between Industry and Government on National Security issues


About Us…… • Non-profit, educational association • Work with industry, government and all military services • 1,745* corporate members • 94,965 individual members; 28,566 Government • 52 Chapters • 36 Divisions

*as of 2-19-13


Activities • 60-70 Conferences • 15-20 Exhibitions • Workshops, seminars, training sessions • Advocacy for broad industrial base issues • National DEFENSE magazine • Annual Top Issues document • Studies and reports


Affiliates Association for Enterprise Information

National Training & Simulation Association

Precision Strike Association

Women In Defense


National DEFENSE •

Business & technology monthly

81,523* Subscribers

309,787** Readers

Cover Story w/feature articles

Avg 50,000 unique website visits/month

11,000 Twitter followers

Departments: – – – – – –

President’s Perspective Letters to Editor Washington Pulse Security Beat Defense Watch Tech Talk

*Dec 2011 BPA ** Pubisher’s Own Data


Annual “Mega Directory” • August Issue of National DEFENSE Magazine, plus….140 page supplement: – – – – – –

DoD Acquisition Directory Committee & Division Directory Chapters & Officers Annual Events Calendar Affiliate Overviews Corporate Index of Capabilities • Alpha by capability • Alpha by company


Top Issues • NDIA’s national ‘agenda’ • Derived from member inputs • Guides advocacy and educational activities • Distributed to….. – Members of Congress – Government Leaders and Policy Makers – Event attendees – Others


Small Business Top Issues 2013 • Improve Small Business Awareness, Opportunity and Utilization in Government Contracts • Institute Parity among Small Business Socio-economic Programs • Improve the Ability of Small Businesses to Research and Innovate • Set-Aside Programs for R&D


Divisions •

Provide ‘functional’ focus for NDIA mission

Populated by corporate members

‘Mission Area’ oriented

Governed by formal Charters

Conferences, workshops, seminars, awards, studies, etc.


Divisions Technology

Warfare

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Armaments Ballistics Biometrics Bombs & Warheads C4ISR Cyber Chemical Biological Defense Combat Vehicles Homeland Security Human Systems Manufacturing Missile Defense Munitions Technology Robotics Science & Engineering Tech Space Systems Engineering Technical Information Test & Evaluation Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

Air Targets, UAVs & System Ranges Combat Survivability Expeditionary Warfare Special Ops/Low Intensity Conflict Strike, Land Attack & Air Defense Undersea Warfare

Policy • • • • • • • • • •

Environment & Energy Government Policy Health Affairs International Legislative Information Logistics Procurement Small Business Security, Stability, Trans & Recon STEM Workforce


Next Steps Consider corporate membership – Company product/capability and contact information in the NDIA Mega Directory – Available online http://nationaldefensemegadirectory.com/ – Reduced rates to register at most NDIA meetings and events – Significant discounts for booth space at most NDIA exhibitions – Can participate in NDIA divisions – Can participate in NDIA chapters – Monthly subscription to National Defense magazine – No limit to the number of employees within a company who can participate


Need more info? Contact – bbommelje@ndia.org – Lhillmer@Hillmerinc.com Questions?


National Defense Industrial Association “The Premier Defense Association!�


Current Climate within the Defense Industry