The National Defense Industrial Association drives strategic dialogue in national security by identifying key issues and leveraging the knowledge and experience of its military, government, industry, and academic members to address them.
NDIA, comprised of its Affiliates, Chapters, Divisions, and 1,780 corporate and 65,000 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 formed from a merger between the American Defense Preparedness Association, previously known as the Army Ordnance Association, founded in 1919, and the National Security Industrial Association, founded in 1944. For more than 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 Vision Statement
NDIA is the trusted leader among Defense and National Security Associations.
NDIA Mission Statement
NDIA is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit that 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 defense industrial base
- Build a vigorous, responsive, and collaborative community in support of Defense and National Security
- Convene legal and ethical forums for the exchange of ideas, information, view points, and capabilities