NDIA committees & divisions.

Position:2005 MEGA DIRECTORY - National Defense Industrial Association


Joseph S. Bravman Satellink Technologies, Inc

Frank Cardile ACS Defense, Inc.

Dale W. Church Mechanical Technology Inc.

Timothy B. Fleischer Radian, Inc.

Nathaniel Friends AT&T Corporation

Robert ken Guest Anteon Corporation

Mary E. Lacey Naval Surface Warfare Center

Joanna T. Lau Lau Technologies

John H. Moellering J.M. Associates

Tofie M. Owen, Jr. SAIC

The Division Review Council is a standing committee of the NDIA Board of Directors. The council reviews and advises on the status of activity for the NDIA Divisions. The council evaluates the work of divisions to ensure that they remain focused and are contributing to the overall purpose of the association. The council advises the president of the association regarding their observations on the performance and relevancy of the various committees and divisions, adequacy of staff support, overlaps in effort or subject matter, and need for additional integration and interface with other divisions.


Chair David E. Broden Alliant Techsystems Inc.


To provide a forum for industry, government and the military services to address issues which ensure a superior armament system capability today and in the future. Division themes link to Defense Department initiatives, as well as identify needed change. The division emphasis is understanding needs, listening to lessons learned and afteraction reports and providing responsive technology and system solutions to the warfighter.

The division addresses many topics including: armament 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 (SNC Technologies), the Gun and Ammunition Committee, chaired by Bob Glantz (ATK), and the Missiles and Rockets Committee, chaired by Ed DePasqual (TALLEY).

The annual technical meeting of each committee provides a forum for presentation and discussion of armament systems, system platform integration, development and deployment, status, technologies, operational lessons learned, and new objectives or needs. The approach is to be inclusive of emerging trends and technology to ensure a vision of the future and to encourage discussion. The use of panel discussions to address priority and challenging topics with diverse opinions provides in-depth analysis. These meetings are complimented by hardware displays and live-fire demonstrations, and provide hands on assessment of topics of interest.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544


Chair Dr. Joseph Carleone Aerojet Fine Chemicals


To promote the exchange, among the Defense Department, other government agencies, national laboratories, industry and academia, of technical information relating to the various fields of Ballistics, including concepts and theories. Emphasis is both on 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.

The Ballistics Division's executive board, whose membership includes world-class U.S. ballisticians, organizes and conducts the widely attended, U.S.-based, unclassified, International Ballistics Symposia, at three-year intervals. They are assisted in this effort by world-class ballisticians from more than 24 countries, who also report on their own current unclassified work in ballistics and in many cases, assist in the paper selection process.

The Ballistics Division also contributes technical support in the paper selection process to the offshore shore international ballistics symposia, which are also held at alternating three-year intervals between U.S.-based symposia. The offshore symposia are conducted under the auspices of the International Committee, which includes many members of the Ballistics Division's executive board. Finally, since May 1998, the Ballistics Division has undertaken to organize and conduct, (jointly with the NDIA's Bomb and Warhead Division), an Annual Joint Ballistics Symposium (Secret--U.S. Only).

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544


Chair Robert D. Ciccarelli DE Technologies Inc.


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. To recognize leadership and technical contributions to the field of warhead technology.

Major areas of concern 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.

Staff Director: Bruce Roulstone (703) 247-2574


Chair Vacant

The primary objective of the Combat Vehicle Division of NDIA is to enhance the security of the United States by promoting communications and interaction between defense industry, government and military in the area of combat vehicle activities.

* To serve as an effective communications vehicle for the exchange of views and information between government and industry on matters of common concern.

* To foster mutual understanding and effective working relationships between government and industry in order to achieve a sound body of government policy and procedures which will serve both the security objectives of the United States as well as the commercial interests of its industry.

* To provide government with industry advice on government policies, practices and procedures and industry's needs and problems within the Divisions purview.

* To promote natural exchanges between the Defense Department, government agencies and industry, of information relating to the design, development, acquisition and support of vehicles and vehicle systems employed in land and amphibious military operations.


Chair Dr. Steven Kimmel Alion Science and Technology


The Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Division serves as the focal point within NDIA for the identification, study and resolution of technical, management and business issues that involve military and government strategic and tactical C4ISR matters. The division works with the military departments, the joint staff, defense agencies, combatant commanders and other government agencies to provide industry-wide views and assistance. The C4ISR Division has representation from a wide variety of industry, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as academia.

The C4ISR Division provides contributions to national security through:

* Studies performed by industry subject matter experts for identified Department of Defense (DoD) areas of need.

* Sponsorship of national symposia, seminars and workshops.

* Regular meetings with DoD civilian and military leaders.

The C4ISR Division is comprised of the following committees: Army, Navy, Air Force,

Defense Agency, Coast Guard, Homeland Security and Modeling and Simulation. Studies and symposiaare managed by one of these committees with the advice and consultation from a sponsoring DoD activity. Each year the division holds an awards dinner at which it recognizes division members who have been instrumental in the conduct of truly successful efforts. The Dr. Eugene Fubini (known as the "Father of C3I") Award is given annually to a Division member from industry for outstanding contributions to study efforts. Additionally, the Chairman's Award is given each year to recognize individual division members who have made outstanding contributions to the mutual benefit of NDIA and the division.

Staff Director: Sam Campagna (703) 247-2544


Co-Chair Jean-Louis Vanderstraeten FN Manufacturing Inc.

Co-Chair Bruce Stout USA, Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Rock Island (TACOM-RI)


To provide a forum for government, industry and other parties to exchange data and information regarding the small arms industry. Primary focus is on the policies, procedures, requirements planning and other initiatives relating to government procurement, life-cycle costs and the outlook for an ongoing industrial base.

This committee is composed of a chair from industry, a co-chair from TACOM-RI, representatives from NDIA, the Product Manager for Small Arms, a representative from TACOM Armament Research, Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC) and five individual memberships representing the small arms industry.

The committee meets two to three times a year. Half of the industrial membership normally will be reassigned every two years. Topics of discussion in the past have been the fielding policy for small arms, the threats faced in the "new battlefield environment," short and long term requirements planning, common industrial base issues in a downsizing environment, acquisition reform, (CP)2, and the value of "best value."

The strength of the committee comes from the diversity within the committee membership and the open forum in which issues are discussed. The continuous challenge confronted...

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