NIDIA Members,

At our last meeting, to enhance membership value, the Board approved the modification of our annual plan to include the following events for 2016. Please mark them on your calendars and go to for event details and how to sign up. Our next event is a membership meeting at BAE on the 19th of February followed by a tour of their new facility. Currently we have 22 members signed up with room for 50 to attend.

Please obtain your free tickets at: You must be a US Citizen with ID to attend.

NIDIA will be utilizing Eventbrite for signups this year – so if you plan on attending an event, please sign up via our website using the links to Eventbrite. As always, members attend each event for FREE.

2016 Events

FEB 19th – NIDIA Membership Mtg. at BAE
APR 15th – NIDIA Board Go-To-Meeting
MAY 6th – NIDIA Mega Conference (8am to 1pm)
JUN 17th – NIDIA Bus Tour – AFRL (Dayton Ohio)
JUL 15th – NIDIA Legislative Breakfast (NIIC)
AUG 19th – NIDIA Membership Mtg. at Raytheon
SEP 16th – NIDIA PTAC SBIR Matchmaking Event at NIIC
OCT 7th – NIDIA/BCC Mega Conference (8am to 1pm)
DEC 16th – NIDIA Board Holiday Meeting (NIIC)

One final note, we are finalizing the guest speakers for the May and Oct Mega Conference. If you feel someone you know would be of great benefit to present to the association (national, state or local speaker), please send me an email at the address below with your thoughts!

And as always, the best recruiting for NIDIA is from MEMBERSHIP! Please reach out to companies you deal with and invite them to join by going to!



David Augustine, Col (ret)
Senior Vice President for Business Development, Stryke Industries ( )
Chairman of the Board, Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association ( )