Membership in the NDIA

Individual Membership

Defense professionals need the right equipment to do their jobs. NDIA is the association for defense professionals. No matter what your role in the defense community-government, military, industry, academia-you need a source for knowledge, information and contacts. You can rely on NDIA membership to meet that need.

NDIA Membership Equips Defense Professionals

Members receive:

  • technical and policy information at symposia from the movers and shakers in the field plus contact with peers who share your professional interests
  • member discounts on meeting registration
  • 12 issues each year of National Defense magazine, reporting defense developments, trends and issues
  • an advocate in Washington to work with Congress and the Executive Branch on industry issues and to guide legislation and policy
  • find or post a job; post or search resumes at, an employment website for the defense industry
  • annual Mega Directory, a handy reference of corporate capabilities and the defense acquisition community
  • local networking in most parts of the nation through a chapter
  • savings on air travel and car rentals
  • a web site - - with government, defense, industry and technology sites, legislative updates, and corporate profiles
  • convenient online meeting registration, contact information updates, and membership renewal.

NDIA is Equipped to be Your Source

The mission of NDIA is to:

  • provide legal and ethical forums for interchange between government and industry,
  • promote essential national security policies and programs in public, industrial and governmental activities,
  • provide industry advice to government,
  • facilitate mutual understanding and working relationships between government and industry,
  • provide leadership in technology and education related to national defense,
  • and support economic strength through international competitiveness.

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is a non-profit, educational association representing industry, government, and all military services. Nearly 1,000 companies and 26,000 individuals build their businesses, careers, and the future of the industrial base through NDIA membership. NDIA provides a forum for the interchange of ideas and technology between government and industry. It is in a key position to shape issues and influence defense policies through its chapters and divisions covering key facets of defense. NDIA dues may be deductible as a business expense. Please consult your tax advisor to be sure. NDIA is a 501(c)3 organization.

How to Join

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NDIA Delaware Valley Chapter Goal Statement

Advocate: Cutting Edge Technology

  • Increase awareness of new technologies and their potential applications for system solutions through presentations, seminars and special forums.
  • Interact with local academia in the science and engineering areas to broaden the interchange of technology development information and to draw academia into closer collaboration to develop new systems options.

Promote: A vigorous, responsive Government/ Industry National Security team

  • Engage in development of the next generation scientist/engineers through actions and coordination with agencies and organizations involved in education.
  • Support the development of the acquisition work force by sponsoring initiatives and workshops focused on all aspects of program management.
  • Advocate acquisition strategies that increase small business access to defense contracts
  • Expand membership to provide more opportunities for interaction among the following communities:
    • Government
    • Students
    • Industry
    • Small Businesse

Provide: Legal & Ethical forum for exchange of information between Industry & Government

  • Conduct periodic seminars to permit open dialogue between industry and government relating to procurement initiatives, plans and programs.
  • Provide education to legislators to increase their awareness of local defense industry and government capabilities:
    • Establish and maintain ongoing dialog with local legislative staffs
    • Raise legislative issues of importance to local defense establishment to NDIA National for consideration as part of their legislative agenda.

Improve: The local military community:

  • Maintain awards programs to acknowledge individuals? contributions to national defense.
  • Engage organizations dedicated to serving the military community.
  • Participate in and sponsor events that have a positive impact on the military community.