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NDIA Annual CBRN Defense Conference and Exhibition

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Annual Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Conference and Exhibition will be held Aug. 2-4, 2016, at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Maryland. The purpose of The NDIA Annual Joint Defense Conference and Exhibition is to promote the positive exchange of information (scientific, technical, and operational) relating to the subject of defense against Weapons of Mass Destruction and the ever growing CBRN threat around the world and in the nation’s homeland. This conference will provide both government and industry the opportunity to understand and better support current and future CBRN joint program requirements and to identify potential business opportunities associated with each of them. The conference also will provide a venue by which to spotlight the emerging CBRN defense national and international technologies, along with promising research and development opportunities. For more information, contact sstephens@ndia.org or register online at http://www.ndia.org/meetings/6300/Pages/default.aspx.

Defense Systems Acquisition Management Course Announcement

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is sponsoring an offering of the Defense Systems Acquisition Management (DSAM) course June 20-24, 2016, at the Westin Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona.

The DSAM course meets the needs of defense industry program managers in today’s dynamic environment, providing the latest information related to:

  • Defense acquisition policy for weapons and information technology systems including discussion of the DoD 5000 series (directive, instruction, and guidebook).
  • Defense acquisition, and reform and initiatives.
  • Defense acquisition procedures and processes.
  • The Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution process, and the Congressional budget process.
  • The relationship between capability needs determination, resource allocation, science and technology activities, and acquisition programs.

The course will include blocks of instruction in: Management in the Acquisition Environment, Acquisition Life Cycle Process, Challenges to Program Management, and Application of Acquisition Procedures. Taught by Defense Acquisition University (DAU) professors and other guest speakers, the course uses the same acquisition policy information provided to DoD students who attend DAU courses for formal acquisition certification.

Prospective DSAM students are industry program managers, assistant program managers, systems engineers, industry personnel serving on DoD Integrated Product Teams, and other personnel that must interface with DoD program offices involved in program development and execution.

The result of successful completion of this course is a comprehensive understanding of the environment and driving forces affecting program managers, which will significantly increase awareness and effectiveness in dealing with programmatic issues.

The course is also open to a limited number of government mid- to upper-level managers, tuition-free. Government personnel may apply the DSAM course towards fulfillment of government continuous learning (CL) points. DSAM counts for 34 CL points, or 3.4 Continuous Education Units (CEU). Attending a DSAM course does not provide any credit or equivalency toward Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act certification in any acquisition career field.

All course materials and handouts will be provided to students on CD ROM. Please bring a laptop computer that is equipped with a CD ROM with you to the class. If you do not have access to a laptop, please contact the respective meeting planner as soon as possible. There will be a limited number of laptops available for use through NDIA, so please call early.
For further information, contact Angie DeKleine, NDIA Operations, at adekleine@ndia.org or 703-247-2599. Register online for the March 2016 course offering at http://www.ndia.org/meetings/602C/Pages/default.aspx.

2016 Joint Annual NDIA/AIA Industrial Security Committee Spring Conference


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The 2016 Joint Annual National Defense Industrial Association/Aerospace Industries Alliance (NDIA/AIA) Industrial Security Committee Spring Conference will be held May 16-18, 2016, at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. The purpose of this conference is to bring together corporate security leadership, industrial security leaders, and policy makers from a variety of federal agencies to address security topics of common interest. A series of panels and speakers will provide insights from diverse perspectives, enabling participants to identify critical issues and needs, and to develop creative solutions to problems where they exist. For more information, contact Jessica L. Roman at jroman@ndia.org or 703-247-9476. Register online at http://www.ndia.org/meetings/6ISS/Pages/default.aspx.


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NDIA Mastering Business Development Workshop


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The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) will sponsor a Mastering Business Development® Workshop June 22-23, 2016, at the Raytheon Company in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. The Mastering Business Development® Workshop is an educational and professional development program that focuses on the thinking, process, and discipline required for professional business development. This 2-day workshop fosters participants’ understanding of the core competencies required for success in the business development role. This interactive, participant-centered workshop introduces the MBDi Business Development Process®, with its early shaping Opportunity Identification & Qualification component and the MBDi HUMINT® Client Engagement Process. Through the instructor’s use of Socratic teaching techniques, participants will acquire the knowledge, thinking, skills and discipline required to proactively engage clients from a program management perspective. For more information, contact Adrienne White at awhite@ndia.org or 703-247-2570. Register online at http://www.ndia.org/meetings/607D/Pages/default.aspx.


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NDIA Mastering Business Development® Workshop

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) will sponsor a Mastering Business Development® Workshop April 5, 2016, at Holland & Knight in Washington, D.C. The Mastering Business Development® Workshop is an educational and professional development program, which focuses on the thinking, process, and discipline required for professional business development. This 2-day workshop fosters participants’ understanding of the core competencies required for success in the business development role. This interactive, participant-centered workshop introduces the MBDi Business Development Process®, with its early shaping Opportunity Identification & Qualification component and the MB Di HUMINT® Client Engagement Process. Through the instructor’s use of Socratic teaching techniques, participants will acquire the knowledge, thinking, skills, and discipline required to proactively engage clients from a program management perspective. For more information, contact Adrienne White at awhite@ndia.org or 703-247-2570. Register online at http://www.ndia.org/meetings/607C/Pages/default.aspx.

32nd Annual National Logistics Forum

The 32nd Annual National Logistics Forum will be held April 18-20, 2016, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The theme of the forum will be “Readiness Today, Innovation for the Future: Delivering the Realm of the Possible.” The 2016 event will bring together senior government and industry logistics policy officials and practitioners to address current challenges facing the delivery of logistics capabilities and services in the current and future, severely resource-constrained environment. NDIA’s National Logistics Forum will highlight the challenges, attempt to identify the opportunities, and assess future impacts on logistics support to warfighters based on the known and anticipated fiscal constraints to be encountered in the coming years. A technology exhibition will highlight cutting-edge capabilities being developed to support the nation’s warfighters in an efficient and effective manner. For more information, contact Kimberly Williams at kwilliams@ndia.org or 703-247-2578. Register online at http://www.ndia.org/meetings/6730/Pages/default.aspx.