07
Sep '16

The NIDIA BCC Fall Mega Conference is coming Next Week

Fellow NIDIA Members, this fall, we are honored to host the Tinker AFB Strategic Alternative Sourcing Program Office (SASPO) at our conference. Many times in our quest to bring more defense work to NE Indiana, we find ourselves scouring across the nation for opportunities, typically through FedBizOpps. SASPO is another office you should be engaged with. SASPO, located within the Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC), optimizes the alternate sourcing process and leverages opportunities for resolution of obsolescence issues enterprise-wide. SASPO accomplishes this through two mission elements: Source Development and Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS). Bottom line, SASPO saves...

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30
Aug '16

Why NE Indiana for Defense Pamphlet

NIDIA Members, Thanks to the painstaking detail and endless hour from Carolyn Hatch and our friends from the Purdue Center for Regional Development, we now have our “Why NE Indiana for Defense” Version 1.0 published on our NIDIA site for download.  Just below the company photos on our home page is a link to this publication.  Please download and send out across everyone that impacts you or you impact in the defense world.  Tell them loud and clear, NE Indiana is the place to grow defense!  We will update this document each December so if you have ideas and or...

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26
Aug '16

NIDIA: SBIR 16.3 and STTR 16.C Open Pre-Release Announcement 

All – Please see below for the announcement on the latest round of SBIR and STTR solicitations from Department of Defense agencies. Important Dates August 26, 2016 Solicitation enters pre-release September 26, 2016 Solicitation opens and DoD begins accepting proposals October 26, 2016 Solicitation closes to receipt of proposals at 6:00 AM ET—plan ahead and submit early. Details and topics can be found at the web link below. https://sbir.defensebusiness.org If there are topics of interest to your small business, and university support is needed, please let me know. I would be pleased to look for collaboration opportunities within Purdue, Indiana...

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23
Aug '16

“How to Win SBIR Contracts” Is Just 3 Days Away, Register Now!

NIDIA Members, please join us at our first ever nuts and bolts level discussion on how to prepare Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) submissions and WIN SBIR Contracts.  This discussion will be led by the 2nd most successful SBIR contracts Tag Team in Indiana and fellow Fort Wayne residents, Patrick and Val McCammon.  This is your chance to take everything you’ve heard over the past two years on SBIR contracts and put them into something tangible and doable within your companies.  The event in on Friday, August 26, 2016 will begin at 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)  at the Northeast Indiana Innovation...

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22
Jul '16

Conexus Makes A Better Match

Chris Straw is looking forward to good things for his company from upgrades recently made to Conexus Indiana’s industrial supplier matchmaking database.  He won’t be the only one benefiting from the improved program in the state.  Straw is president of Team Quality Services, a firm he founded in Auburn, which helps companies with quality control and safety issues.  He will receive an even greater benefit from the upgrade if the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and Ivy Tech Community College make a promotional push to boost enrollment for the database.  “The more businesses in there, the more successful it’s going to...

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20
Jul '16

NIDIA Membership Meeting at RAYTHEON Fort Wayne // 19 August at 8am

Twice annually, NIDIA hosts membership meetings at offsite locations. Rick Howard and the Leadership Team at Raytheon have offered to host our second 2016 meeting at their location north of Fort Wayne. The agenda for this meeting is our standard NIDIA membership discussion followed by a presentation by the Raytheon Team. Please join us as we engage with Raytheon Fort Wayne! And as always, please bring a potential NIDIA member as your guest. NOTICE: Only US Citizens with a driver’s license or other form of ID will be authorized into the facility. Due to the classification of their work, no...

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20
Jul '16

“How to Win SBIR Contracts” by SkySight Technologies

NIDIA Members, please join us at our first ever nuts and bolts level discussion on how to prepare Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) submissions and WIN SBIR Contracts.  This discussion will be led by the 2nd most successful SBIR contracts Tag Team in Indiana and fellow Fort Wayne residents, Patrick and Val McCammon.  This is your chance to take everything you’ve heard over the past two years on SBIR contracts and put them into something tangible and doable within your companies.  The event in on Friday, August 26, 2016 will begin at 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)  at the Northeast Indiana Innovation...

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18
Jul '16

Thank You For Attending the Legislative Breakfast

On behalf of the Northeast Indiana Defense Association, we want to thank you for attending the 1st Annual NIDIA Legislative Breakfast held on July 15, 2016 at Ivy Tech – Fort Wayne.  We hope that you found the breakfast and networking/discussions informative and worthwhile. The primary goal of this conference was to bring together legislators, community partners and business owners/leaders to have an open dialogue regarding the abilities of the defense industry businesses within Northeast Indiana.  During this year’s program, we were pleased to roll out our recently completed report “Indiana Defense– A legacy of Innovation and Manufacturing and National...

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12
Jul '16

LAST DAY to sign up for NIDIA’s First Legislative Breakfast

NIDIA Members, Today is the LAST DAY to register for this Friday’s Legislative Breakfast! This Friday, July 15th, we will be holding our first ever NIDIA Legislative Breakfast. This breakfast, free to members and guests, will allow dialogue to discuss shaping the playing field for growing the NE Indiana Defense Industry over the next 4 years. Along with rolling out our “Why NE Indiana for Defense” marketing plan produced by the Purdue Center for Regional Development, we will also discuss our NIDIA 2020 Plan which will lay out easy steps for our legislative engine in Indiana to assist in growing our defense industrial...

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21
Jun '16

Donnelly to Host U.S. Defense Secretary Carter for Historic Visit to NSA Crane

** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ** Friday, June 17th, 2016 Contacts: Donnelly: Donnelly_Press@Donnelly.Senate.Gov, 202-224-0972 NSWC Crane: Brett Day, brett.day@navy.mil, 812-854-1003 Indianapolis, Ind. — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly announced that he will host U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Carter’s visit will come following invitations from Donnelly to visit Indiana’s largest military facility. Carter will be the first Secretary of Defense to visit, and this year marks Crane’s 75th anniversary. Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee said, “I am honored to host Secretary Carter in Indiana. With...

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