Who We Are…



The Industrial Representatives Association (IRA) was incorporated in the State of New Jersey in 1965, with Mr. James L. Farmer serving as the Association’s first president. Since that time, its industry members have been actively supporting the US Army’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) mission at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. With the execution of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) directive to move this mission to the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, the Association is now licensed to operate in both New Jersey and Maryland.

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The Industrial Representatives Association (IRA) was incorporated in the State of New Jersey in 1965, with Mr. James L. Farmer serving as the Association’s first president. Since that time, its industry members have been actively supporting the US Army’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) mission at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. With the execution of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) directive to move this mission to the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, the Association is now licensed to operate in both New Jersey and Maryland.

Upcoming Events

09 Aug

The Bayou

13 Sep

Top of the Bay

11 Oct

Silks

08 Nov

WEEC

13 Dec

Maryland Golf and Country Club

Mission

The mission of the IRA is to foster a professional relationship and understanding among its members and within the Army’s C4ISR 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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The mission of the IRA is to foster a professional relationship and understanding among its members and within the Army’s C4ISR 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.

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 C4ISR 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.

News of Interest

Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Professional Associations Network (PAN) Website: public.survice.com/PAN

The PAN site includes:
  – information about professional organizations supporting APG
  – the combined events calendar for the member organizations and related items of interest for the community

Current Members

The IRA currently has over 230 active members representing approximately 110 companies that provide products and support services to the US Army’s C4ISR Life Cycle Management activities in New Jersey and Maryland.