About NDIA

The National Defense Industrial Association is the trusted leader in defense and national security associations.

NDIA, comprised of its affiliateschaptersdivisions, 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 traces its history to the American Defense Preparedness Association (ADPA), founded in 1919, and the National Security Industrial Association (NSIA), 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 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 exchange of ideas, information, view points and capabilities
For more information, visit www.ndia.org.