Twice annually, NIDIA hosts membership meetings at offsite locations. Mike Morton, Government Sales Manager and the Leadership Team at Pro Seal & Plastics have offered to host our first 2017 meeting at their location close to the Fort Wayne International Airport. The agenda for this meeting is our standard NIDIA membership discussion followed by a presentation by the Pro Seal Team. Please join us as we engage with Pro Seal Fort Wayne! And as always, potential NIDIA members can be registered as guests for free!
NOTICE: Only 30 seats are available – please sign up for this event soonest via Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nidia-membership-meeting-at-pro-seal-plastics-tickets-31153950304
Chairman, Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association
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 – I’m excited for Joe as our new leader!”.
As we continue to maneuver NIDIA into the future Joe Peters, the new Chairman stated “over the past few years, we’ve automated the NIDIA processes and created a path for growth called the ‘Why Northeast Indiana for Defense Plan’. Our job now is to execute the plan and grow defense jobs as part of our regional development. NIDIA takes great pride in giving the warfighter only the best tools possible by a highly competent and committed workforce of defense professionals.” The region continues to improve its communities and capacity to improve Indiana’s defense ranking in not only the ‘State that works but the State that works in Defense!’
The NIDIA Board of Directors for 2017
Name, Industry Role Joe Peters, USSI *Chairman Open *Vice Chairman David Augustine, Stryke Industries *Past Chairman Scott Maddox, Riverside Mfg. *Treasurer Susan Divers, Ivy Tech *Secretary Bill Andrews *Executive Board Member, Independent Rick Howard, Raytheon *Executive Board Member, Large Business Eric Webster, Harris Corporation *Executive Board Member, Large Business Scott Swymeler, BAE *Executive Board Member, Large Business Chris Straw, Team Quality Services *Executive Board Member, Small Business Joe Predina, Logistikos *Executive Board Member, Small Business Bill Busch, XcelHR *Executive Board Member, Small Business Stacey Smith, Prairie Quest *Executive Board Member, Small Business Gil Perry, Indiana PTAC *Executive Board Member, Small Business Pat McCammon, SkySight Technologies *Executive Board Member, Small Business
The Atterbury-Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations is the host Army National Guard site for the U.S. Special Operations Command Technical Experimentation 17-2. The event will be held at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center March 27-31, 2017, and the theme will be Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE), Military Information Support Operations (MISO), and Human Performance.
The attached 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). The deadline for submission is December 7, 2016, and complete information can be found at:
The application flow is as follows:
- Company reviews the event RFI on FedBizOpps.gov using the link above.
- Company submits a Nomination Form NLT 1200 (noon) on 07 December.
- Participants will be notified of their invitation to attend approximately 3-5 weeks prior to the event.
- Once notified, the company must register for the event.
- The TE final schedule will be released 2-4 weeks prior to the event.
Unfortunately, there is only about a week and a half before nomination forms are due – so short suspense.
If you have any questions, please call Joanna below:
Joanna Bryant Caplette
Director of Economic Development
Atterbury Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations
Hello NIDIA Friends,
I wanted to share with you that we are hosting a webinar today: The SBA and the State of IN SBIR/STTR Programs 101, at 2PM today. This is a very high-level overview of 1) what is new in the SBIR/STTR Program – both at the state of IN and federal level and then 2) an introduction to the program for anyone brand new to SBIR/STTR funding. I look forward to talking to you later today, if you are able to attend!
The information and link to attend is:
The SBA and the State of IN SBIR/STTR Programs 101
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 951-129-285
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Other SBIR/STTR News
I wanted to share with you that NSF and NIH have upcoming deadlines on 12.6.16 and 1.5.16, respectively! If you are planning to submit to either and need a Letter of Support for matching funding from the State of IN, or other aid, reach out today!
NSF has some great webinars to help you prepare – listed here: https://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/sbir/Webinar/PhaseI.jsp.
Note there is one today at 2PM as well with Jesus Soriano!!
NASA SBIR Solicitation is due out Tomorrow! NASA has updated their SBIR website greatly, so check it out!
Lisa Hoverman, PhD
SBIR/STTR Program Specialist, Indiana PTAC
Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, The Foundry
1201 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2057
NIDIA Members, the local chapter of the National Contract Management Association is planning an excellent FAR education seminar for March 7th. FAR Essentials is a one-day National Education Seminar (NES) that presents the essential topics from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) – the source of the uniform policies and procedures for acquisition by all U.S. federal government agencies. This seminar will explore in-depth the essential topics of the FAR to be mastered by government and industry contract management professionals. FAR Essentials will make your job a little bit easier, helping you digest the important aspects of the FAR without thumbing through thousands of pages.
If you want to attend, please click here to download the signup form – there is a cost to attend.
David Augustine, Col (ret)
Senior Vice President for Innovation / Business Development, Stryke Industries ( www.strykeindustries.com )
Chairman of the Board, Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association ( www.nidiaonline.org )
STARBASE Indiana Board Member
LinkedIn Bio https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-augustine-820a7a87