National Defense Industrial Association  
   
 

Industrial Base Questionnaire

 

NDIA's Industrial Base Initiative will use small, highly focused teams to gather industrial base information through NDIA’s Divisions and regional Chapters. The effort is designed to provide actionable, fact-based data to DoD about critical and fragile industrial base suppliers and to produce clearly articulated impact statements based on first-hand knowledge of supply chain concerns, provide overarching recommendations designed to benefit the entire DIB and the Department, and discuss potential remedies unique to specific sectors and tiers that could be more broadly applied using existing authorities and vehicles.

NDIA staff will review and acknowledge all inputs. Inputs will be aggregated and reviewed only by NDIA staff. You may be contacted for further details and fact-finding. All information provided will be treated confidentially. No company-specific data will be shared outside NDIA without the express written permission of the company or organization submitting the information.

Email any questions to industrialbase@ndia.org.

   
 

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Contact Information

 

 

   

Salutation

 

* First Name

 

MI

 

* Last Name

 

Suffix

 

Job Title

 

Company

 

NDIA Affiliation

 

* Phone number

 

* E-mail

 

Work Address 1

 

Work Address 2

 

City

 

State/Region

 

Postal Code

 

Country

 

 

At-Risk product or capability you wish to nominate

 

 

   

* Company name

 

Company Address 1

 

Company Address 2

 

City

 

State/Region

 

Postal Code

 

Country

 

 

* Brief description of the product or capability at risk

 

 

* Sector
(Select up to two or "cross cutting")

 

Aircraft
IT/C4
Cyber
Munitions/Missiles
Space
UAV
Shipbuilding
Ground Vehicles
Cross Cutting

 

Supply chain tier

 

 

Primary Service (Select one or more)

 

DoD-wide
Air Force
Army
Navy

 

Annual Sales of product or capability

 

 

Number of years supplying the Department of Defense or U.S. Government

 

 

Number of separate programs the product or capability supplies

 

 

Number of direct competitors for this product or capability

 

 

Exportability

 

 

Please identify how critical and fragile this product or capability is based on a series of questions, scoring each answer on a scale of 1-5, with 1 representing "not at all" and 5 representing "extremely so."

 

 

   

Is this product or capability difficult to replace if disrupted or discontinued?

 

not at all

 

extremely so

1

2

3

4

5

 

Please explain:

 


Is the product or capability defense-unique?

 

not at all

 

extremely so

1

2

3

4

5

 

Please explain:

 


Is the product or capability relevant to multiple-platforms?

 

not at all

 

extremely so

1

2

3

4

5

 

Please explain:

 


Does this product or capability require unique engineering capability?

 

not at all

 

extremely so

1

2

3

4

5

 

Please explain:

 


Are there alternatives to the product or capability that could be considered, regardless of costs associated with recertification? (For this question, 1 represents "many" and 5 represents "none.")

 

many

 

none

1

2

3

4

5

 

Please explain:

 


Is this product considered a "long-lead" item?

 

not at all

 

extremely so

1

2

3

4

5

 

Please explain:

 


Does this product or capability require engineering or production skills that the Department of Defense will also need for future products or capabilities?

 

not at all

 

extremely so

1

2

3

4

5

 

Please explain:

 


Would changes to current purchasing plans substantially disrupt the industry or the supplier?

 

not at all

 

extremely so

1

2

3

4

5

 

Please explain:

 


Is the supplier facing financial difficulties?

 

not at all

 

extremely so

1

2

3

4

5

 

Please explain:

 


Does the product or capability fall in a niche market with few available suppliers?

 

not at all

 

extremely so

1

2

3

4

5

 

Please explain:

 


Are current production plans at or near minimum sustainment rates, meaning any decreased production would mean significantly increased costs per unit?

 

not at all

 

extremely so

1

2

3

4

5

 

Please explain:

 


Does the supplier depend on just a a single program, or a small number of programs, to sustain this capability?

 

not at all

 

extremely so

1

2

3

4

5

 

Please explain: