• The NIDIA Fall Mega Conference Is Next Month, Register Today!

    Fellow NIDIA Members, thanks for standing with us as we try to develop interest and opportunities in NE Indiana in the defense sector. For some of you, you have experienced record growth this past year yet for others, you still are finding challenges getting jump started post sequestered budgets. NIDIA is founded on growth and we are committed to assisting you in connecting the dots to success with other primes, agencies in government to include R&D and if necessary, diversifying your portfolio of work through programs such as DMAP. And that is exactly why your board has brought in a cross section of great speakers across America for you to engage with at IPFW on the 15th of October, speakers to include our Lt. Gov Dr. Sue Ellspermann and the genius behind CBS’s hit TV Show, Scorpion – Walter O’Brien! We also are excited about this event since this is our annual combined luncheon with the Fort Wayne Base Community Council, a council that focuses on taking care of our military men and women who serve in NE Indiana. With the lineup for this conference, I anticipate seats filling quickly so please register by October 5, 2015.

    Click Here to View Event Overview

    Click Here To Register

     

    On behalf of the NIDIA Board, see you there!
    David L. Augustine
    Chairman – Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association

  • Estate Planning Lunch & Learn

    Fellow NIDIA Members, Carson Boxberger LLP (“CB”), a fellow NIDIA member will host a Jimmy John’s luncheon at their office on November 11, 2015 on estate planning. Mr. Boxberger will provide a host of information you may find interesting concerning their estate planning services. Attendance is limited at 20-25 people. Please RSVP Jacque Wilson by November 6, 2015 if you’d like to attend.

    Click Here For More Information About Carson Boxberger LLP

    Thanks!

    Dave

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

  • Join us for the Fall NIDIA Mega Conference – October 15, 2015

    Fellow NIDIA Members, thanks for standing with us as we try to develop interest and opportunities in NE Indiana in the defense sector. For some of you, you have experienced record growth this past year yet for others, you still are finding challenges getting jump started post sequestered budgets. NIDIA is founded on growth and we are committed to assisting you in connecting the dots to success with other primes, agencies in government to include R&D and if necessary, diversifying your portfolio of work through programs such as DMAP. And that is exactly why your board has brought in a cross section of great speakers across America for you to engage with at IPFW on the 15th of October, speakers to include our Lt. Gov Dr. Sue Ellspermann and the genius behind CBS’s hit TV Show, Scorpion – Walter O’Brien! We also are excited about this event since this is our annual combined luncheon with the Fort Wayne Base Community Council, a council that focuses on taking care of our military men and women who serve in NE Indiana. With the lineup for this conference, I anticipate seats filling quickly so please sign up early but NLT the 5th of October.

     

    Click Here to View Event Overview

    Click Here To Register

     

    On behalf of the NIDIA Board, see you there!
    David L. Augustine
    Chairman – Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association

  • Increased GRANT Opportunities – DMAP Update

    NIDIA Members, please notice the increased amount of support opportunity you can receive via the DMAP program. If interested, please contact John below:

    *** Notice: Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP) Update***

    Larger Cash Grants Available

    The DoD Office of Economic Adjustment cash grant program for Indiana defense manufacturers, announced by NIDIA in March 2015, has been extended through 2016 and companies may now may receive larger cash grants.

    The program will offer qualifying Indiana manufacturers 50% to 90% cash grants for core strengthening, market diversification and product commercialization projects selected by the Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

    Core strengthening projects may include manufacturers working with Purdue subject matter experts on quality, lean or training within industry (TWI) implementation projects. See course list link below. Purdue experts may work on the floor with company staff to identify, train and implement such core strengthening solutions and the grants may pay for 50% to 90% of the project cost.

    Qualifying companies are those manufacturers that are:

    • Under 1000 employees
    • Supplier to the defense industry with at least 5 percent reduction in sales, production or employment within the past 24 months (or imminent threat of reduction in the future 24 months)
    • For more information, please see the DMAP Quick Facts brochure and the Purdue MEP course list or contact John Blignaut, Purdue MEP, JohnBlignaut@purdue.edu direct (317) 275-6816.

    Thanks!

    Dave

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

  • Unmanned Systems Academic Summit

    Fellow NIDIA Members, for those interested, on behalf of Indiana State University, please note the following opportunity to attend the Unmanned Systems Academic Summit. Details are included on the registration link.

    Unmanned Systems Academic Summit

    Co-Hosted by The Ohio State University and Sinclair College

    August 24, 2015 – Sinclair Conference Center

    Click Here For More Into & To Register

    $125 Registration Includes:

    • Fast-paced briefings on the latest advances in UAS from leading subject-matter experts
    • Presentations on cutting-edge UAS research and development, education and training, and commercialization and technology transfer
    • Hands-on activities including UAS simulation and indoor flight demonstrations
    • Ribbon cutting and reception in the newly renovated National UAS Training and Certification Center

    Featured Presentations By:

    • Air Force Institute of Technology
    • University of Dayton
    • University of North Dakota
    • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    • University of Colorado
    • Michigan Technological University
    • Wright State University
    • Indiana State University

    Thanks!

    Dave

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