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  • Defense Innovation

    November 2019

    The Association’s Next 100 Years

    As I reflect on my first 30 months as the National Defense Industrial Association’s president and CEO, I’m proud of our team’s accomplishments but, more importantly, excited about our future.
  • Air Power

    October 2019

    Recapitalizing America’s Air Force

    Holidays are great. We take time off from our worries and relax. Unfortunately, holidays end, and often a built-up work backlog greets us back in the real world.
  • Budget

    August 2019

    Budgets Require Industry-Government Cooperation

    By Wesley Hallman
    We should all celebrate the recent passage and signing of the 2019 Bipartisan Budget Act that ended the federal budget impasse and did away with the destructive spending caps imposed by the 2011 Budget Control Act.
  • Ethics

    July 2019

    A Case Study in Compliance vs. Ethics

    By Anne R. Harris
    As a compliance and ethics consultant, I am often asked to clarify the difference. Usually, compliance is “black and white” — you’re either in compliance or you’re not — whereas ethics is rife with “gray areas.”
  • Cyber

    June 2019

    Cybersecurity: Front and Center for Industry

    By Wesley Hallman
    “Deliver Uncompromised,” the “Fourth Pillar of Acquisition” or “Securing the DoD Supply Chain” — no matter what turn of phrase one uses to discuss protecting the defense industrial base and the equipment and support it provides warfighters from cyber threats, this issue stands front and center for the Pentagon and for the people and companies that provide its capabilities.
  • Defense Department

    May 2019

    You Don’t Know Who You Don’t Know

    By Rachel A. McCaffrey
    It’s likely everyone reading this is familiar with the phrase, “it’s not what you know but who you know.”
  • Special Operations

    May 2019

    Communication Key to SOCOM’s Success

    By James C. Boozer
    The National Defense Industrial Association believes war-fighters must collaborate with industry throughout weapons system development to deliver capabilities that provide the U.S. with the competitive advantage it needs to win future conflicts.
  • Budget

    April 2019

    Repealing the Budget Control Act Long Overdue

    By Wesley Hallman
    Due to a publishing deadline, we didn’t have the opportunity to analyze what readers of National Defense will have already seen in the details of the administration’s budget proposal. We can say the proposed $750 billion topline number for defense is a good next step in the long process of regaining military readiness while investing in modernization and recapitalization.
  • Defense Department

    March 2019

    The Case for Women Entering a Draft

    By Rachel A. McCaffrey
    Selective Service law requires male U.S. citizens and male immigrants — documented and undocumented — to register for the draft within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Failure to register disqualifies men from receiving federal student aid, federal job training or a federal job.
  • Defense Department

    January 2019

    Talent, Training and the Red Tails

    By Hawk Carlisle , Wesley Hallman and Rachel A. McCaffrey
    As we thought about how to recognize and honor the accomplishments of African Americans during Black History month, we decided to focus on one of our most successful World War II units, the Tuskegee Airmen.
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