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NDIA New England Chapter

Welcome to the New England Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association.

Our chapter is made up of more than 2900 individual members from large corporations, small companies, research facilities and service providers – as well as education and government - in the six-state New England region.

New England’s rich array of academic, research, technology and entrepreneurial resources are particularly important to the nation’s Defense and Homeland Security efforts. NDIA New England serves as an interface for these sectors, along with the broader defense-focused corporations which also have a major presence in the region, in their work with federal government departments and agencies.

We host an ongoing series of meetings and events to exchange timely and useful information on all aspects of doing business in the defense and homeland security marketplace. We schedule briefings with members of the region’s Congressional delegation. We promote new business and professional development as well as networking opportunities.

NDIA New England is the regional arm of the National Defense Industrial Association (www.ndia.org), the nation’s leading defense industry association in providing a forum for the exchange of information between industry and government on national security issues.

Steven Wert, Air Force Program Executive Officer,
Joins NDIA/New England Chapter Board of Directors


BOSTON (October 5, 2015) – Steven D. Wert, Program Executive Officer for Battle Management at Hanscom Air Force Base’s Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association’s New England Chapter (www.ndianewengland.org).

Wert, an Air Force officer for nearly 25 years who retired as a Colonel in 2007, leads more than 3,500 Airmen, government civilians and support contractors in the acquisition execution of the $19 billion Air Force Battle Management portfolio.
During his Air Force active duty career, Wert led performance engineering on the advanced medium-range air-to-air missile, and served as program manager for missile integration efforts with the NATO Eurofighter, JAS-39 Gripen and Peace Onyx F-16 programs. He later directed the Airborne Warning and Control System Radar Development Team and led the ACAT-I U.S./NATO Radar System Improvement Program. Currently a member of the Senior Executive Service, he served as Director of Engineering for the Electronic Systems Center, prior to being appointed Program Executive Officer.

“We are extremely pleased to have Steven Wert join the NDIA New England Chapter Board,” said Chapter President Paul Serotkin. “He brings incredible knowledge and experience that is of great value to NDIA/NE as we continue to make the Chapter more useful and valued to our more than 2900 members.”

NDIA New England is the regional arm of the National Defense Industrial Association (www.ndia.org), the nation’s leading defense industry association in providing a forum for the exchange of information among industry, academia, the military and state and federal government on national security issues. It holds the NDIA’s Model Chapter designation.

For more information, contact Harry King, NDIA New England communications director, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .