Our Focus

The NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association) engages all 3 branches of government.

Since 1919, the NDIA has been at the Heart of the Missions advocating and educating on behalf of the warfighter.  The NDIA provides a platform through which leaders in government, industry, and academia collaborate and provide solutions to advance the security and defense needs of the nation.

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


NDIA Divisions facilitate government and industry interchanges, offering a wide array of opportunities to contribute ideas, make recommendations, and participate in objective studies and analyses with 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 that help NDIA and its members understand defense and national security requirements and needs.

National Defense Magazine

NDIA's monthly journal, National Defense, provides information on the latest developments in technology, arms and weaponry, and other important business information tailored to issues of concern for industry and government.