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How To Engage With The National Defense Industry Association-GA Chapter
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NDIA'S MISSION

NDIA 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.

Champion issues that contribute to the strength, resiliency and capacity of the industrial base

Build a vigorous, responsive and collaborative community in support of defense and national security

Convene legal and ethical forums for exchange of ideas, information, viewpoints and capabilities
WHO IS NDIA?
The National Defense Industrial Association is the trusted leader in defense and national security associations.
 
NDIA, comprised of its affiliates, chapters, divisions, and 1,600 corporate and 85,000 individual members, is a non-partisan, non-profit, educational association that has been designated by the IRS as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization - not a lobby firm - and was founded to educate its constituencies on all aspects of national security.

NDIA traces its history to the American Defense Preparedness Association (ADPA), founded in 1919, and the National Security Industrial Association (NSIA), founded in 1944. For nearly 100 years, NDIA has provided a platform through which leaders in government, industry and academia can collaborate and provide solutions to advance the national security and defense needs of the nation.
NDIA'S - GA CHAPTER MISSION
The Georgia Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association will support the programs and activities of the national association by:
Providing a legal and and ethical forum for the interchange of ideas between the government and industry offering a means for liaison with and for local government agencies and personnel.
Promoting communication between industry, government, academic, and research facilities.
Pursuing an active program in support of association membership, recruitment, retention, and providing a value-added service to members.
Encouraging and facilitating the exchange of information between industry and government with particular reference to national security and defense preparedness.  Our primary areas of interest are the business and technical aspects of the government-industry relationship, encompassing government policies and practices in the entire acquisition process, including research and development, procurement, logistics support, and many technical areas.
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JOINING NDIA - GA VALUE PROPOSITION  WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

We offer the opportunity to expand business development capabilities to individuals and businesses in cooperation with regional and national military commands and procurement professionals.

Local Benefits: 
Introductions To People Who Can Help You Expand Business
Learn About Member To Member Business Opportunities
Get Promoted Amongst Our Members
Receive The Following:

NDIA Weekly Policy Digest
Stay In The Loop
Defense Watch E-Newsletter.
For Industry and Government Pros
NDIA Magazine Subscription.
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Promote your company and its products or services to become more marketable because of the knowledge, visibility, and contacts gained.
Message From NDIA-GA Chapter President
Brian Smith, NDIA - GA President, CIC, ARM

"Members Doing Better Business Faster."

As a former U.S. Army Officer, I have dedicated a significant portion of my career on developing a keen awareness in the area of Government Contracting as I clearly understand the impact of civilian services to the military.  Due to the nature of the work involved, Government Contractors represent a broad spectrum of business capabilities, all tied together by their common funding source, contract dollars.  Understanding and respecting the challenges to the contracting platform and bottom line, I have geared my chapter mission toward increased membership exposure, business development opportunities, and educational advances.

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COMMITTEES WITHIN THE NDIA-GA CHAPTER
The NDIA-GA Chapter is proud to sponsor several active committees in support of our membership.  Through networking events to relevant trends and advancements, each committee is dedicated to educating and informing our membership to the highest degree.  
SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE
SPACE COMMITTEE
CYBER SECURITY COMMITTEE
S.T.E.M. COMMITTEE
NDIA-GA OFFICERS
Brian S. Smith
President
Gerry Rivard
Vice President
Tammy Schmidt
Secretary-Treasurer
BOARD MEMBERS
Chuck R. Hunsaker
Past President
Michelle Henderson
Meggit
Gregory "Greg"  Fordham
Celestial Defense
Barry Page
C4S2 Global
Bob Gahagan
 
Nick Lacey
 
Scott Poag
Darren Harper
Brandy Hout 
Shawn Morrissey
Russ Caso
Patrick "Pat" Bartness
Museum of Aviation Foundation, Inc. 
NDIA-GA AWARD PROGRAMS
We Believe In Recognizing Outstanding Achievements
OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD

Recognizes a Georgia citizen or a Georgia company for outstanding contribution toward increasing public awareness of and support for our national defense needs.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Recognition of a NDIA-GA chapter member who has made an outstanding contribution to the overall success of increased public awareness and support for our national defense needs.

SMALL BUSINESS AWARD

Presented to a “Small Business” that has made significant contributions during the previous year toward an improved long-term strategic posture to the defense industry in Georgia.

CYBER AWARD - HERMES AWARD

Honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of CYBER activities (Security) in Georgia. 

There are three (3) categories in which this award may be presented:

GA Citizen/Corporation
High School Student
​​​​​​​College Student

SPACE AWARD - GENERAL JAMES OGLETHORPE AWARD

Recognizes outstanding contribution of a Georgia citizen to the overall success of space activities within the state.  This award is named in honor of General James Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia, who was a forward-thinking visionary leader. General Oglethorpe and his group saw great opportunity in the new world.

There are five (5) potential categories in which this award may be presented:

GA Citizen/Corporation
High School Student
College Student
Teacher
​​​​​​​Professor

TILLMAN SCHOLAR AWARD
(National Award)

Awarded to individuals already making a difference in the fields of medicine, law, business, technology, education, the arts and more.  Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. 

The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books, room and board.

Nominate an Individual
Nominations are solicited within the entire membership of the NDIA. The NDIA-GA Board of Directors and respective committees make the final selections. Each award is presented at the Annual Awards Dinner. If you are interested in recognizing an individual for an award, please be sure to review the application provided below.
DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM LINK TO TILLMAN AWARD
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