Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations (CODSIA) provides a
central channel of communications for improving industry-wide consideration
of the many policies, regulations, implementation problems, procedures
and questions involved in federal procurement actions.
formed in 1964 by industry associations having common interests in the
defense and space fields. The Department of Defense encouraged the establishment
of this organization as a vehicle for obtaining broad industry reactions
to new or revised procurement regulations, policies, and procedures.
as a voluntary, coordinating, non-profit, consultative body. It is not
an additional industry or trade association, nor by any means a "super
association" or "federation of associations." It in no way affects the
authority of its individual member associations, which are completely
free to deal directly and independently with personnel and agencies of
the federal government.
not a lobbying organization and does not get involved in legislative initiatives.
None of its officers, committees, or staff can engage in lobbying on the