• U.S. Air Force Science and Technology 2030

    U.S. Air Force Science and Technology 2030

    On May 10th and 11th, Indiana University is hosting one of the Air Force’s Science and Technology 2030 workshops. The purpose of the workshop is to collect ideas from academia, small business, and industry from across the Midwest to help inform Air Force investment priorities in basic and applied research over the coming decade.

    The workshop is structured around participants from the Midwest region presenting and evaluating ideas along one of five themes that enable the Air Force to deliver Global Vigilance, Global Reach and Global Power for America:

    • Artificial Intelligence for Mission Planning and Execution
    • Novel Sensing and Data Fusion
    • Cyber Assurance
    • Human Performance and Human Computer Interface
    • Next Generation Propulsion and Advanced Manufacturing

    This free event will take place on the Indiana University Bloomington campus, and registration is limited to 400 participants. More information on the workshop can be found at https://usafrl.indiana.edu/. Attendees are encouraged to submit a poster (see details here). More information on the Air Force’s 2030 Science and Technology Strategy, to include other regional workshops, can be found at https://afresearchlab.com/. Additional details below:


    Indiana Memorial Union
    900 East 7th Street
    Bloomington, IN 47405
    Phone: 812/856.6381


    Registration can be found here: https://usafrl.indiana.edu/Registration/index.html


    Contact Shawn Wilson, IU Conferences, iuafrl@iu.edu

  • Harris instrument mentioned in NOAA press release.

    NIDIA Member, Harris Corporation, was recently mention in an NOAA press release for the launch and first VIIRS from the NOAA-20 satellite. This satellite was developed at Harris’ Fort Wayne Location. To read more about this satellite and the role Harris Corporation played in it’s development, visit https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/JPSS-1

  • First Steps to Government and Defense Contracting and Compliance

    Please join the Office of Congressman Jim Banks, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center for First Steps to Government and Defense Contracting and Compliance.

    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    8:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Ivy Tech Community College Student Life Center
    3701 Dean Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46835
    Attendance is FREE
    Boxed lunches are available for $12.50

    Click here to RSVP and see a full outline of the day’s agenda.

    Program Overview:

    • Getting Started
    • Navigation
    • Compliance
    • Department of Defense Contracting
    • Avoiding Contract Pitfalls
    • Subcontracting for Small Businesses
    • Meet with the Small Business Administration, Indiana Procurement, Technical Assistance Center, SCORE, Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center, NSW Crane, INDOT, Department of Homeland Security, USDA, USDA Rural Development, and Indiana Department of Administration.

    For additional information contact: kathie.green@mail.house.gov

  • 2018 Buy Indiana Expo

    The 21st Annual Buy Indiana Expo, sponsored by Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane (NSWC Crane) and the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the French Lick Resort & Casino.

    The purpose of the Buy Indiana Expo is to offer companies unique opportunities to expand their business through contracts with government centers.  The Buy Indiana Expo helps connect interested companies with key contacts from NSWC Crane.  Workshops will also be conducted by NSWC Crane to educate vendors on the process of doing business with the federal government.

    This is an opportunity to network and expand your business.  In addition to the 400+ NSWC Crane employees in attendance, there will also be approximately 200+ companies like yours, eager to make new acquaintances and business contacts throughout the Buy Indiana Expo.

    In order to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your business to the acquisitionists and learn how to do business with Crane, please fill out the attached registration form and return to the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce.  We hope to have an online reservation form available by late January 2018.

    View Registration Form

    For additional information about the event, please contact the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce at 812.847.4846 or email info@lintonchamber.org.


    New RFI Special Notice:

    The purpose of this RFI is to solicit technology experimentation candidates from Research and Development (R&D) organizations, private industry, and academia for inclusion in future experimentation events coordinated by the U. S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). USSOCOM invites industry, academia, individuals, and Government labs to submit technology experimentation nominations addressing innovative technologies leading to possible Government/Industry collaboration for development of USSOCOM technology capabilities. The intent is to provide participants with the opportunity to gain Special Operations Forces (SOF) insight/perspective on participant technologies.

    Download the complete RFI here: RFI_TE_18_2_(Final)