ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER
The Rocky Mountain Chapter is an independent chapter of NDIA, following all policies and initiatives. NDIA is the national leader in promoting the highest level of business ethics in the defense and national security community. Our member companies have the highest calling to leadership in demonstrating ethical standards that are the benchmarks for the industry.
NDIA Rocky Mountain Chapter Mission Statement
The NDIA Rocky Mountain Chapter promotes a strong, diverse Colorado security ecosystem through education, awareness, and advocacy. We exist to provide value through our community by improving national security and warfighter support, and enhancing the region’s economic base. We are a catalyst for the formation of meaningful connections, regionally, nationally and globally.
Rocky Mountain Chapter Focus, Goals and Objectives
NDIA’s Rocky Mountain Chapter is focused on supporting the needs of our members and the local defense economy that contributes billions of dollars to our state along with thousands of jobs centered in the Colorado Springs and Denver metro areas. Although a large part of this defense economy revolves around the Aerospace Industry in Southern Colorado, our chapter’s goals are to also address critical industry and military facilities like Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) and its operating bases at Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, Buckley AFB, and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station; North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) / U.S. NORTHCOM; Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT) / Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC); Fort Carson and its Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site; the US Air Force Academy; the 10th Special Forces Group; the Colorado National Guard; the High Altitude Army Training Facility; The Pueblo Chemical Depot; Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Sites in northeastern Colorado; and The Missile Defense Agency’s Integration Operations Center.
NDIA-RMC provides forums for the ethical exchange of relevant technology and policy information through luncheons, NDIA Brown Bags, the Annual NDIA-RMC Ball and NDIA-RMC Executive Forums.
The RMC is highly involved in workforce development with an emphasis on supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs in local primary and secondary schools.
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National Defense Industrial Association
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 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, viewpoints, and capabilities
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 1,600 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 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 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 6 Strategic Priorities
- Advance Budget Stability
- Expand International Security Cooperation and Interoperability
- Gain Acquisition Agility and Regulatory Efficiency
- Promote Innovation in Technology and Process
- Foster Small Business Success
- Strengthen the Defense Industrial Base and Workforce
What We Do
- NDIA promotes awareness and educates the private and public sectors on issues related to national security.
- NDIA convenes global, national and community stakeholders to identify challenges, incubate ideas and present meaningful and effective solutions to support a strong and innovative national defense for our country and allies.
- NDIA encourages research and development and routinely facilitates analyses on the complex challenges and evolving threats to our national security through intimate discussions between subject matter experts and large-scale events that bring new and innovative thought-leaders to the table.
- NDIA continually engages industry and government stakeholders to encourage mutual understanding to support a functional and efficient national defense.
- NDIA believes in investing in the professional growth of personnel and provides professional development courses to encourage improved management throughout industry and government. It also commemorates individuals, companies and government agencies for meritorious acts and contributions to our nation.
- NDIA advocates for the development, production, and support of the best systems, materials, and weapons for the defense of the United States of America, its allies and partners.
Where We Are Going
- NDIA will continue to convene the most thoughtful and innovative leaders to advance and advocate for best practices, initiatives, and products in defense, and to ensure the safety and security of our nation, its allies, and partners.
- As NDIA looks to the next 100 years, NDIA will continue to make sure all perspectives and ideas – including those that have not traditionally participated in the defense of our nation – are represented so we remain a forward-thinking and innovative organization that evolves with changing times.
NDIA Divisions facilitate government and industry interchanges, offering a wide array of opportunities to contribute ideas, recommendations, and to participate in objective studies and analyses with the government. The divisions maintain close contact with representatives of appropriate government agencies and through their constructive counsel have become institutions in American defense-industry relationships.
NDIA chapters offer the opportunity for individual and business coordination with regional military commands and working levels of the federal government. They are important elements to help NDIA and its members understand defense and national security requirements and needs.
National Defense Magazine
NDIA’s monthly journal, National DEFENSE Magazine, provides information on the latest developments in technology, arms and weaponry, and other important business information tailored to issues of concern to industry and the government.
NDIA works to strengthen the government-industry partnership through dialogue, education, and interaction with Congress and Executive agencies. Through its Policy team, NDIA monitors, advances, and educates its members on legislative and regulatory activity of importance to the defense industrial base. NDIA is also part of several industry working groups and coalitions that meet periodically to coordinate the defense and government contracting community’s position on specific issues.