Hawk Carlisle

General Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle, USAF (Ret) is the president of the National Defense Industrial Association.

Recent Articles

  • Business Trends

    Introducing the NDIA Business Institute

    July 06, 2021

    In national defense, education and training play a key role in determining success or failure. The outcomes of battles and wars often hinge on critical pieces of information, who learns it, who learns it first, and who leverages it first to gain advantage.

  • Defense Department

    It’s Time for a Fresh Look at Resourcing Defense

    May 27, 2021

    “What are DoD’s priorities?” This is a question all National Defense Industrial Association members ask, and one that every eight weeks Rachel McCaffrey, NDIA’s vice president for membership and chapters, and Jon Etherton, NDIA’s senior fellow emeritus for acquisition policy, try to address during an NDIA members-only webinar.

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    Defense Department

    Industrial Base Continues to Face Difficulties

    December 28, 2020

    Later this month, the National Defense Industrial Association will release its second annual report on the health and readiness of the defense industrial base, “Vital Signs 2021.”

  • Defense Department

    Beating Core of Bipartisanship Still Remains

    September 02, 2020

  • Defense Department

    Warfighter Ingenuity Gives U.S. Forces the Edge

    June 24, 2020

    Imagination and innovation: together they can deliver enormous advantage to America and its partners and allies.

  • Global Defense Market

    Protecting the Fruits of our Labor from China

    April 03, 2020

    For decades, the National Defense Industrial Association and its members have worked hard to ensure U.S. and allied war­fighters enjoy decisive advantage across the spectrum of conflict.

  • Viewpoint

    U.S., Asian Allies Must Maintain a Burning Focus on China

    February 20, 2020

    The greatest value of the 2018 National Defense Strategy is its burning focus on great power competition and specifically the challenge from a surging China.

  • Space

    Unanswered Questions, Concerns Remain About the New Space Force

    January 27, 2020

    At the establishment of the Space Force on Dec. 20, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper stated, “Our military services have created the world’s best space capabilities.

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