Who Are We?

  • Established in 1965, The IRA is the only Business Development organization of it’s kind
  • We support government, industry and community interaction, as well as networking and philanthropic needs of the C5ISR family
  • Our mission is to facilitate government and industry communication as well as community events that support national and local events
  • We are a 100% volunteer organization
  • We hold monthly (at a minimum) events in the Aberdeen Proving Ground area to facilitate enhanced communication and networking between government and industry

Join Us

Membership in the IRA is on an individual rather than a company basis. The requirements for membership include: actively calling upon US Army C5ISR organizations in a marketing capacity a minimum of six (6) days per month; paying $360 per year in dues (plus a one-time initiation fee of $50); and actively participating in the Association’s meetings and committees. An annual re-certification is also required to maintain membership in good standing.

 

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Mission

The mission of the IRA is to foster a professional relationship and understanding among its members and within the Army’s C5ISR Life Cycle Management community. The Association monitors the ever-changing requirements of government R&D, Programs and Support missions within this community through a series of monthly guest speaker briefings and committee activities; and follows policy, requirements and trends in the government acquisition system to better prepare its members to execute business development activities.

 
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