Published on
Jul 13, 2021

Dayton, Ohio -- Parallax Advanced Research is now a corporate member of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), which is a large 501(c)(3) corporate and individual member trade association that promotes best policies, practices, products, and technology in support of defense and national security. NDIA also serves as an advocate in Washington D.C., working with the Congress and the Executive Branch on industry issues and guiding legislation and policy. Parallax Advanced Research Innovation & Talent Management Division Director, Ms. Mary Margaret Evans, leads Parallax’s NDIA membership.

Membership with the NDIA gives Parallax access to numerous opportunities and benefits such as:

Ability to participate in exclusive member-only events and webinars

With topics ranging from foreign military sales; planning; programming; budgeting, execution, and federal acquisition regulations to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), these members only NDIA events and webinars are geared towards areas of interest to the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). These highly engaging briefings, advertised through email and social media, provide practical information for individuals and businesses working with the Federal Government.

Technical and policy symposia

Technical and policy symposia allow defense professionals from the public and private sectors to gain information straight from the experts and to network with each other.

Larger meetings, conferences, and exhibitions

The various meetings, conferences and webinars offered by the NDIA provide a platform for industry, government, and academia to collaborate, communicate, and network. Participation in approximately one dozen NDIA exhibitions each year helps companies build presence over time by establishing relationships with current and prospective customers.

Access to focused news and information sources

NDIA membership provides access to various news and information sources such as National Defense magazine, The Policy Weekly Digest, The Weekly Insider, and Defense Watch e-newsletters.

Ability to join one of NDIA’s 27 specialized Divisions

Divisions provide members with opportunities to collaborate with individuals from industry and government, plan symposia, develop policy recommendations, participate in studies, create white papers, and more.


NDIA Connect is an online community providing broad resources for defense professionals. Members have 24/7 access to the platform that houses general and specialized communities, discussion threads, document libraries, and expanded collaboration functionalities

Access to NDIA’s Corporate Roster and online Mega Directory

This industry-driven guide allows government buyers and defense companies to connect with industry suppliers.

Chapter Networking

While NDIA is based in Arlington, Virginia, it has chapters throughout the country. The chapter closest to Parallax is the Wright Brothers Regional Chapter in Dayton that holds regular meetings. Participating in local chapters provides introduction to industry and government leaders close to home that opens doors to future collaborations.

Parallax looks forward to using its NDIA membership to enhance its current and future collaborative endeavors.


About Parallax Advanced Research

Parallax is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that tackles global challenges by accelerating innovation and developing technology and solutions through strategic partnerships with government, industry and academia across Ohio and the Nation. Together with academia, Parallax accelerates innovation that leads to new breakthroughs. Together with government, Parallax tackles critical global challenges and delivers new solutions. Together with industry, Parallax develops groundbreaking ideas and speeds them to market.