04
Sep '21

FY2022 NDAA Means More Hoosier Jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 2, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in the early morning, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) passed the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (FY22 NDAA.) Rep. Jim Banks sits on HASC which is responsible for authorizing funding levels for the military. Throughout this process, Rep. Banks was able to fight to ensure that the FY22 NDAA delivers on northeast Indiana’s defense priorities. “I’m proud of the work I did with this bill. I was able to use my seat on the Committee to help my colleagues understand northeast Indiana’s vital role in defense research...

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03
Aug '21

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne offers free cybersecurity courses amid increases in corporate hacks

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is offering a free course this fall addressing the fundamentals of cybersecurity. The course will empower everyone to protect their personal digital presence and also to understand the needs of corporations operating in today’s digital environment. The course is a free, non-credit course meeting on three concurrent Saturdays beginning September 11, 2021. “Cyber criminals infect millions of systems across the world and when you couple the ransom dollars, and the lost productivity of down-time, it can add up to multi-million-dollar losses for a company,” says Darrel Kesler, dean of the School of Information Technology...

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19
May '21

Rep. Banks Selected as Ranking Member of HASC Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems

For Immediate Release May 18, 2021 ROGERS ANNOUNCES BANKS AND GALLAGHER AS NEW SUBCOMMITTEE RANKING MEMBERS Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), the Ranking Member on the House Armed Services Committee, announced two new Armed Services Subcommittee Ranking Members. Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) will serve as the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) will serve as the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. “I am pleased to announce that Representatives Jim Banks (R-IN) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI) will be taking on new and important roles on...

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11
May '21

Third Coast Federal is Growing its Consulting Capability

Hello! Third Coast Federal has been active in South Bend for over four years as a consultancy for local, small, entrepreneurial businesses wanting to break into the federal contracting and R&D space. Until a few weeks ago, the company consisted of two people — the president, Dave Temeles, and a client success manager, Clevon Brown. The addition of these four consultants, as well as a director of client engagement, and a PR function, is a significant leap in the company’s ability to create, discover and capture opportunities for local businesses. Greg Daniels, John Falvey and Rebecca Parker hail from AM...

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10
Dec '19

Rep. Banks Celebrates Commitment to Hypersonics Research in NDAA Conference Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 9, 2019 Rep. Banks Celebrates Commitment to Hypersonics Research in NDAA Conference Report WASHINGTON – The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report was filed with the Rules Committee tonight. Rep. Banks submitted and fought for language to be included in the report that directs the Department of Defense (DOD) to establish a Joint Hypersonics Transition Office (JHTO) with a university consortium. As a conferee of the conference committee, Rep. Banks signed the Conference Report before it was filed. The report received bipartisan and bicameral support. “Hypersonics is crucial to our global competition with China. I...

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04
Dec '19

Rep. Banks Announces Release of Reagan Task Force Report on Strengthening America’s National Security Innovation Base

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2019 Rep. Banks Announces Release of Reagan Task Force Report on Strengthening America’s National Security Innovation Base WASHINGTON, D.C. –This week, the Reagan Institute’s Reagan Task Force released a report outlining its recommendations to strengthen America’s National Security Innovation Base (NSIB). The report, the “Contest for Innovation: Strengthening America’s National Security Innovation Base in an Era of Strategic Competition,” addresses key challenges facing the Department of Defense (DoD) as it prepares for the future constructs of warfare. Rep. Jim Banks’ served as Commissioner on the Reagan Task Force for nearly a year and his input...

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19
Jul '17

NIDIA elects board leadership to implement roadmap for growth

Download a copy of this Release July 19, 2017 (Fort Wayne, IN) – The Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association (NIDIA) today announced the election Alan Tio to serve as chairman of the organization, which works to grow the defense sector throughout a 20-county region. Tio has served in local, regional, and state level economic development roles in Northeast Indiana and recently joined Michael Kinder & Sons, Inc. as Economic Developer. “Alan is the right person at the right time for the Chairman of the Board position. NIDIA is ready to try new and innovative ideas to support our membership and...

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04
May '17

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch Appoints Danielle Chrysler as Director of the Indiana Office of Defense Development

OFFICE OF THE LT. GOVERNOR STATE HOUSE INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 46204-2797 Suzanne Crouch LT. GOVERNOR For Immediate Release May 2, 2017 Lt. Governor Crouch Appoints Danielle Chrysler as Director of the Indiana Office of Defense Development Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announced today that she has appointed Danielle Chrysler, an experienced Hoosier military professional and public servant, as Director of the Indiana Office of Defense Development (IODD). She has served the State of Indiana in several roles prior to this appointment. Chrysler served the Daniels/Skillman administration as Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff for former Lt. Governor Becky Skillman. In...

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04
Jan '17

NIDIA Announces Chairman Transition and 2017 Board of Directors

The Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association, NIDIA, is excited to announce the transition of its Chairman, David Augustine, the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Stryke Industries to its newly elected Chairman, Joe Peters, the President of Ultra Electronics USSI in Columbia City. Augustine stated “I’ve truly enjoyed the past two years as the Chairman of NIDIA. With the great support of our membership, board, universities and local sponsors, NIDIA has had the time to re-establish its game and create a plan to start growing defense related business once again. It’s been an honor to serve this great organization...

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05
Oct '16

Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Launches New Website for Business and Talent Attraction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 5, 2016 FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership announced today the launch of a new website developed to attract business and talent to the 11-county region. The website puts regional economic data at the forefront with infographics, maps, charts and metrics to fulfill the organization’s mission to build, market and sell Northeast Indiana to increase business investment. That data can then be customized and exported with the report builder feature, a personalized reporting tool that allows users to save, share and print information about the region. Users can learn about the strong economy and creative quality-of-life...

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