Magazine article National Defense

Small Business Division

Magazine article National Defense

Small Business Division

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Over 70 percent of NDIA's member companies categorize themselves as small businesses. These companies, located across the United States, support our nation's defense through innovative and efficient products and services, ranging from air defense systems to unmanned aerial vehicles, and from precision munitions to systems engineering. NDIA's Small Business Division focuses specifically on issues impacting this important industry segment. The division consists of corporate representatives interested in enhancing small business participation in the federal marketplace.

The division serves as the primary advocate and activity coordinating body for addressing a wide variety of small business concerns. The division leads NDIA efforts in planning and executing educational conferences and breakfast meetings for the purpose of promoting business skills and opportunities, providing insight to the evolving needs of the defense community and a forum for small businesses of the defense industry to interact with leaders in defense.

The division has several areas of focus:

* Teaming and Subcontracting: The division implements strategies and programs to foster alliances between large and small businesses.

* Legislation: The division provides members with regular updates on legislation that may affect small businesses.

* Meetings and Conferences: The division develops and organizes round table discussions with senior government and private sector officials to address current issues. …

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