NDIA New England was recently awarded the 2020 Chapter of Excellence Award by NDIA National. The award was established by NDIA National to promote the continued relationship and open communication between National and its chapters and encourages chapters to strive to reach new and more challenging goals. The award reflects the dedication of the Chapter’s cohesive group of volunteers to the Association’s mission.

Despite the challenging environment this year, NDIA New England remained committed to providing value to our members and community by improving national security and warfighter support and enhancing the region’s economic base. The Chapter kept members informed on the latest regional COVID-19 news and policies through a weekly email and updates on the website. We held successful virtual events this year for our members including the Critical Updates for Federal Contractors during COVID-19 and IP Monetization webinars, as well as series of virtual cocktail hours following NDIA National’s Cybersecurity webinar series. We also hosted the recent NAVSEA SBIR/STTR Topics Workshop in partnership with Beacon Interactive which was widely attended. We continued to give back to our local military community by sponsoring a couple of outdoor drive-in movie nights for military families at Hanscom AFB and donating to the Friends of Family Services at Hanscom Air Force Base which offers many no-cost services to military personnel and their families. Thank you to all our members who despite the challenging year helped us adapt and overcome many challenges. We look forward to continuing to promote a strong and diverse New England security ecosystem in the new year!