Armaments division.

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Chair Mr. David E. Broden Broden Resource Solutions

The mission of the Armaments Division is to provide a forum for industry, government and the military services to address issues related to sustaining superior armament system capability. The division emphasis is to understand the needs of and provide responsive technology and system solutions to the warfighter.

The division addresses topics that include: armaments and concepts, system integration, weapons, munitions, fire control, ancillary equipment, logistic support and manufacturing. Attention is given to total systems, technological application and state-of-the-art technological advancements. Committees within the division perform assessments of current armaments and related platform integration.

The division's activity is directed through three committees--the Small Arms Committee, chaired by Brian Berger (GD-OTS); the Gun, Ammunition, Rockets and Missile Systems Committee, chaired by Matt Solverson (GD-OTS); and the Unconventional and Emerging Armaments Committee, chaired by Dan Hartman (Spectra Technologies, LLC).

The committees organize meetings, technical exchanges, and related activities complemented by hardware displays and a live-fire demonstration.

The division sponsors the Carlos Hathcock Award, the George Chinn Award, the James Ambrose Award, the Robert Trifiletti Award and the Military Operations Award.

Operations Director Britt Sullivan, CMP (703) 247-2587

BALLISTICS DIVISION

Chair Dr. Richard Ames Raytheon Missile Systems

The mission of the Ballistics Division is to promote the exchange of technical information regarding interior, transitional, exterior, and terminal ballistics as well as warhead performance. Emphasis is on both research results and the application of theories and concepts to the design, development and evaluation of weapon systems and their performance against materiel such as armor and other potential targets. First-principles, physics-based models to support research activities, and practical engineering models are of interest.

The Ballistics Division's executive board, whose membership includes worldclass U.S. ballisticians, collaborates with the International Ballistics Society to contribute to the development of the unclassified, International Ballistics Symposia, at 18 month intervals. At this symposium, world-class ballisticians typically representing more than 24 countries report on their own current unclassified work in ballistics and, in many cases, assist in the symposium paper selection process. Finally, the Ballistics Division also collaborates with NDIA's Bomb and Warhead Division to organize and conduct NDIA's Annual Joint Classified Ballistics Symposium.

The division sponsors the Louis & Edith Zernow Award, the Rosalind & Pei Chi Chou Award, and the Robert Eichelberger Award.

Operations Director Britt Sullivan, CMP (703) 247-2587

BIOMETRICS ENABLED IDENTITY DIVISION

Chair Mr. John Christensen Global Technical Systems

The purpose of the Biometrics Enabled Identity Division (BEID) is to provide a forum for senior executives of NDIA corporate member companies and senior U.S. Government biometrics professionals to meet periodically to review and discuss issues of common interest and concern. Topics for discussion include technology research, standards, policies, best practices and issues which impact military biometric systems development, procurement and use.

The objectives of the BEID are to provide a continuing forum for governmentindustry discussions and exchange of views related to biometric research, development and implementation activities; discuss OSD and DoD Component policies that affect relationships with suppliers; discuss emerging issues in government and industry that affect the readiness and capabilities of U.S. biometric system producers; and serve as an output-oriented industry body focused on analyzing problems and proposing solutions related to the management of U.S. Government biometric programs.

Operations Director Britt Sullivan, CMP (703) 247-2587

BOMB & WARHEAD DIVISION

Chair Mr. Robert D. Ciccarelli DE Technologies Inc.

The objective of the Bomb and Warhead Division is to encourage the development and fielding of improved military capabilities and the sustainment of a defense industrial base necessary to achieve these accomplishments; to provide a forum for the exchange of technical concepts, design techniques, and test and evaluation data related to bombs, warheads and both kinetic energy and explosive munitions of all types, including those for use against armor, ships, aircraft, submarines, structures and vehicles; and to recognize leadership and technical contributions to the field of warhead technology.

Major areas of interest include warhead technology, warhead/target interaction methodology, advanced projectiles, counters to active protection systems, modeling and simulation, testing innovations, chemical energy penetrator technologies, kinetic energy penetrator technologies, terminal ballistics, quantification of terminal effects benefits, and multipurpose warheads.

The division sponsors a "Best Paper" award which recognizes the best technical paper presented at its annual Joint Ballistics & Warheads Conference.

Operations Director Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574

CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL AND NUCLEAR DEFENSE DIVISION

Chair Col. Armando "Mandy" Lopez, Jr., USA (Ret) Tex-Shield, Inc.

The CBRN Defense Division is chartered to promote the exchange of information-technical and operational-related to the defense against weapons of mass destruction (WMD) among the Defense Department and other government agencies, industry, and academia.

Areas of particular interest to the division include policy issues, program/budget matters, research and development, acquisition, production, logistical support, training, doctrine, and organization. The scope of the division's mission includes traditional defensive measures, chemical weapons demilitarization, treaty compliance, industrial base issues, and domestic preparedness.

The division's mission is carried out in three different focus initiatives. The first is the program/policy area involving work with OSD (Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense) and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for the Elimination of Chemical Weapons to stimulate interactive dialogue and exchange of ideas on major program issues. The Joint Program Executive Officer (JPEO) for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) and the Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) both, also have an active role in this process for idea exchange and collaboration of initiatives with industry to strengthen the CBRN Defense program.

The second focus area is directed to the acquisition of goods and services related to CBRN defense, including technology development, research and engineering, procurement, and logistical support. The division's principal involvement here is with the JPEO-CBD. The division will work with this leader and his organization in sponsoring an annual CBRN Defense Program Forum (CBRN-DPF) to be held in the Northern Maryland or Greater Washington D.C. area, as well as participate in the quarterly meetings of the Chemical Biological Defense Acquisition Initiatives Forum (CBDAIF).

The principal activities of the third focus area address the specific needs of warfighters in the areas of operations, training, doctrine and readiness. The principal leader in this arena is the Commandant of the U.S. Army CBRN School.

Operations Director Britt Sullivan, CMP (703) 247-2587

CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE ACQUISITION INITIATIVES FORUM (CBDAIF)

Chair Mr. Karl Semancik ANSER

The CBDAIF is chartered to provide a forum for the open and candid exchange of Department of Defense (DoD) and industry views related to the DoD chemical-biological defense (CBD) mission area. Specific objectives include review and discussion of DoD's CBD acquisition policies, procedures, and actions; report on the health of the various sectors of the CBD industry; identify impediments to sustaining a responsive CBD industrial base and provide a platform for identifying issues related to the CBD life-cycle, from development through disposal.

The CBDAIF is composed of 10 industry members, each representing specific segments of the chemical and biological defense industrial base. Meetings are conducted four times a year and are hosted by one of the industry members. Each meeting normally results in several action items for industry members, who may be asked to perform a survey or identify potential courses of action at a future meeting.

Operations Director Britt Sullivan, CMP (703) 247-2587

COMBAT SURVIVABILITY DIVISION

Chair Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Mundt, USA (Ret) Airbus Group, Inc.

The purpose of the Combat Survivability Division is to promote survivability as an essential element of combat mission effectiveness through the exchange of information between the individuals and organizations that develop requirements, design, build and tactically employ military weapon systems. The division's focus includes all aspects of survivability from avoiding (susceptibility) to withstanding and recovering from a hit by an enemy threat weapon system (vulnerability reduction and Combat Damage Repair). The division also advances the exchange of survivability information and technology between the military and civil aviation communities to improve flight safety and to mitigate the effects of terrorist acts.

The division's specific objectives are to foster greater understanding of combat survivability and flight safety issues across government and industry; encourage a cost effective and balanced approach to the design and development of survivable weapon systems; promote credible trade studies and integrated survivability assessments; bring crucial survivability issues to the attention of senior leadership in the Defense Department, industry and Congress...

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