• PTAC Industry Day Registration

    The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) invites you to learn more about the world of government contracting and Indiana’s resources to support small business growth.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from contracting officers from both government and private industry on how to do business with their organizations.

    Organizations in attendance include: Rolls-Royce, Raytheon, AM General, Allison Transmission, Cummins, Inc., NSWC Crane, Indiana National Guard, Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Homeland Security.

    Brian Peterson, Vice-President, Supply Management – AM General

    Hear from industry prime contractors as well as government agencies on ways your company can integrate into the supply chain network.

    Meet and network with other Hoosier companies interested in expanding their footprint in the government marketplace.

    Receive expert advice on growing your business from the Indiana PTAC team and resource partners.

    Thursday, June 8
    8:00 AM – 3:30 PM EDT
    Ivy Tech Community College Culinary & Conference Center
    2820 North Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46208
    FREE Parking
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    For more information, please contact:
    Vicki Hollanders

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


    Suzanne Crouch
    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 addition, she served as Legislative Director, Scheduling and Operations Officer to Governor Mitch Daniels as well as Chief of Staff to former First Lady Cheri Daniels. Chrysler’s first role in the Statehouse was as Senior Legislative Assistant and Policy Analyst for the House of Representatives.

    “Danielle brings a full arsenal of military, legislative, and government experience that will advance Indiana’s growing defense development opportunities.” said the Lt. Governor.

    Her most valuable contribution, according to Lt. Governor Crouch, however, is her service in the Indiana National Guard 215th Area Support Medical Company. “Her heart for service, coupled with her motivation to excel and her intense Hoosier pride are characteristics that I admire and am proud to bring to leadership on both the state and national stage.”

    As Director of IODD, Chrysler will lead initiatives to grow Indiana’s business opportunities in the defense industry working in partnership with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

    “Indiana is a national leader in developing and building new technologies that are used around the world to keep our country safe,” said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “Just last year, Indiana companies were awarded $3 billion in contracts from the Department of Defense. With Danielle’s help, we look forward to working with enterprising Indiana companies to grow that figure even higher and help our defense industry create more high-wage Hoosier jobs across the state.”

    Chrysler previously led the Indianapolis based National Center for Complex Operations as COO and President, an organization she previously served as a Board appointee under two administrations.

    “Danielle has the background to make a tremendous contribution to the state, and I welcome her back,” Governor Eric J. Holcomb said.

    A lifelong Hoosier and native of Whiteland, IN, Chrysler is honored to be a current member of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service as well as the Military Officers Association of America, National Guard Association of the United States, and the Indiana National Guard Association.

    “It is a distinct honor and privilege to have been given this opportunity to continue in service to the people of Indiana and our great nation,” said Chrysler. “I firmly support the Governor and Lt. Governor’s vision of repositioning Indiana as a thought and action leader in our nation’s defense. I look forward to assisting our great state’s leadership in seizing the opportunities that lie ahead.”

    She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Butler University and a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

    Media Contact:
    Marie Davis
    Communications Strategy Director
    Office of Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch
    c: (317) 501-7497

  • May 2017 Mega-Conference Cancellation

    NIDIA Membership and Stakeholders,

    The May 12, 2017 Mega-Conference has been cancelled.

    Joe Peters
    NIDIA Chairman

  • AS 9100D:2016 Workshop

    Event Details

    This workshop will provide you with a concise but detailed review of AS 9100D:2016, a technical specification for quality management systems in the aviation, space, and defense sectors. We will discuss the structure of the new standard, compare it to the previous version, and explain the new requirements. We will also talk about transitioning to the 2016 version, including timing requirements. There will also be time for questions and answers.

    Note: If you have a copy of the AS 9100D:2016 standard, bring it with you to the workshop. Participants are not provided a copy of the standard.

    April 10, 2017 – 1:00 pm – 5:00pm EST

    Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne Walb Student Union 222-224 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd Fort Wayne, IN 46805


    Registration deadline is April 5, 2017
    Register Link: https://www.eventreg.purdue.edu/billme/courselisting.aspx?1=%20&master_ID=2712%20&course_area=1098%20&course_number=1217%20&course_subtitle=00

    Appropriate For

    Management representatives, quality professionals, personnel functioning as internal auditors, and others in the aviation, space, and defense sectors interested in learning about AS 9100D:2016 requirements.
    You Will Learn

    • Describe the history and purpose of AS 9100D:2016.
    • Identify major changes to AS 9100D:2016.
    • Explain the timing requirements for transition to AS 9100D:2016. – Describe a process for transitioning to AS 9100D:2016.
  • You’re Invited! Northeast Indiana’s Cybersecurity Town Hall

    Northeast Indiana is a place where invention fuels innovation. A perfect 10 isn’t enough, and we’re turning it up to 11 when it comes to cybersecurity.

    Indiana is leading the way in with advancements in cybersecurity, and you can benefit from the state’s $1 billion investment over the next 10 years.

    If you’re ready to learn how Indiana’s progress in cybersecurity can save you time and money, save the date for our Cybersecurity Town Hall.

    • Learn from cybersecurity experts from the State of Indiana
    • Connect with economic development, government and business leaders
    • Collaborate with our industry-focused higher education institutions

    When: Wednesday, March 22

    10:30 a.m. — Welcome and Registration

    11 a.m. — IEDC Cybersecurity Briefing

    Douglas Rapp, Advisor for Cyber and National Security Initiatives

    1 p.m. — Break

    1:10—1:55 p.m. — Higher Education Panel Discussion

    Dr. Bill Barge, Trine University

    Darryl Togashi, Ivy Tech Community College

    Julie Mansfield and Matthew Hansen, Indiana Tech

    2:00—2:45 p.m. — Outside Industry Panel Discussion

    Jon Korecki, ViaSat

    John Mack, FORCAM

    Tony Robinson, autonomous_ID

    2:50—3:45 p.m. Livestream presentation with Scorpion

    Walter O’Brien, Scorpion Computer Services

    Livestream presentation sponsored by Stryke Industries, LLC

    4 p.m. — Conclusion

    Where: Fort Wayne Museum of Art

    311 E. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN

    Please contact Liz Boren at liz@neindiana.com or 260-469-3469 to RSVP for this event!