The following divisions are overseen by NDIA's Vice President for Government Policy, Peter M. Steffes.
Government Policy Advisory Division
The Government Policy Advisory Division is responsible for developing and implementing the association's policy agenda that serves as a guide to NDIA's education and lobbying activities. Division membership includes senior NDIA staff, division chairmen, chapter presidents and board appointees.
Point of Contact:
Peter M. Steffes
Vice President, Government Policy
pstefFes@ndia.org * (703) 247-9470
The International Division serves as the association's focal point and coordinating element for the identification, study and resolution of management and business problems associated with government policy affecting the export of defense articles and services, and the globalization of the defense industry.
The division sponsors programs including conferences, bilateral defense industry seminars, embassy attaché luncheons, roundtable foreign delegation meetings, industry briefings with the military services and group discussions with senior government officials. These opportunities allow NDIA member companies to review and discuss policies, laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the highly dynamic international defense trade arena and to maintain their currency with respect to emerging trends in the globalized marketplace. Since 2000, the division has taken special efforts to cultivate partnerships with other international defense associations that share similar interests and objectives with NDIA. The division has established formal bilateral working groups with industry associations in Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Division Leadership:
Finmeccanica, Defense Electronics Group
United Defense, LP
Point of Contact
Director, International Trade Policy & Programs
firstname.lastname@example.org * (703)-247-9463
Legislative Information Division
The purpose of the Legislative Information Division is to identify legislative items in the national security area of significant interest to the NDIA membership. Legislation monitored by the division includes:
* Authorization and appropriations legislation for the Department of Defense
* Congressional budget actions
* Procurement policy issues
* International trade issues
The LID invites members of Congress and staff, senior Department of Defense representatives, defense industry executives and outside defense experts to participate in roundtable discussions about the current status of the defense industry, proposed legislation, regulations and policies. All material and information presented is not-for-attribution and is for the benefit of NDIA corporate members and invited guests.
Past speakers include:
* Members of Congress
* Senior congressional staff
* Senior Department of Defense officials
* Senior DHS officials
Point of Contact:
Manager, Government Policy
email@example.com * (703) 247-2595
A complete schedule and description of Division activities is available online at: www.ndia.org/advocacy/committees/lic/index.cfm
A key component of NDIA's Government Policy team is the Procurement Division. This committee serves as the industry ombudsman, giving NDIA membership access to the full spectrum of regulatory and legal issues of importance to the defense industrial base. …