“I am proud to represent the robotics industry as Vice Chair of the Robotics Division for NDIA. NDIA is critical to the defense and business industry in its role to monitor, advocate and educate U.S. Government stakeholders,” says Dave Thomas of STS.
David Thomas’ experience include unmanned systems with iRobot and The Mistral Group as well as extensive work in the SIGINT communities. Currently as the Director, Business Development & Growth at STS are engaged with Edge Computing, Cyber Security, and Drone Payloads. In his role as Vice Chair, David will be collaborating w/USG and Industry to develop solutions for our servicemen and women.
The National Defense Industrial Association drives strategic dialogue in national security by identifying key issues and leveraging the knowledge and experience of its military, government, industry, and academic members to address them.
NDIA, comprised of its Affiliates, Chapters, Divisions, and 1,700 corporate and 70,000 individual members, is a non-partisan, non-profit, educational association that has been designated by the IRS as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization – not a lobby firm – and was founded to educate its constituencies on all aspects of national security.
NDIA formed from a merger between the American Defense Preparedness Association, previously known as the Army Ordnance Association, founded in 1919, and the National Security Industrial Association, founded in 1944. For 100 years, NDIA has provided a platform through which leaders in government, industry, and academia can collaborate and provide solutions to advance the national security and defense needs of the nation.
Founded in 1992, STS International is a U.S. Veteran Owned business with over twenty-five years of experience providing integrated, secure solutions and services to the federal government in the areas of Engineering, Enterprise Asset and Logistics Management, Training and Simulation, and Professional Support Services. We have focused our efforts in the domains of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber-Defense, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C6ISR), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Force Protection Systems, Cyber Mission Assurance, Robotics and Unmanned Systems, and Medical Training and Simulation.
Our goal at STS is to achieve mission-success for our clients in Defense, Homeland, and National Security by dedicating ourselves to the principles of innovation, agility, and excellence. What makes STS unique is our ability to swiftly meet our client’s needs while sustaining an organization with global operations and a mature infrastructure to support enterprise, end-to-end solutions. Our solutions maximize best value, mitigate risks, and optimize operational efficiency. In 2018, the Washington Business Journal recognized STS as a Defense Contractor to Watch and, in 2019, Inc. 5000 honored STS for the sixth year in a row as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.