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IDB Institute for Defense & Business

IDB delivers educational programs and research to teach, challenge, and inspire leaders who work with and within the defense enterprise to achieve next-level results for their organization. Our programs and research projects cover topics including Logistics, Supply Chain and Life Cycle Management, Complex Industrial Leadership, Strategic Studies, and Global Business and Defense Studies, Continuous Process Improvement, and Stabilization and Economic Reconstruction. Because each of our existing program offerings was originally custom-built, IDB can also build a custom education program or undertake a research project to meet your organization's needs.
IDB Institute for Defense & Business
IDB Institute for Defense & BusinessWednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 3:55pm
Congratulations to IDB Executive Fellow Vice Admiral William A. “Andy” Brown on his retirement from the U.S. Navy after 37 years of service. We are so grateful for our Executive Fellows and are always humbled by the level of experience and insight they bring!
IDB Institute for Defense & Business
IDB Institute for Defense & BusinessTuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 2:40pm
Congratulations to Kelley Direct for being ranked the number 1 online MBA program by Princeton Review! We value our partnership with the Kelley School of Business in delivering the IU-IDB MBA program. Now is the time to earn your top-ranked degree. Learn more by visiting or by commenting below.
IDB Institute for Defense & Business
IDB Institute for Defense & BusinessMonday, October 30th, 2017 at 11:17am
Our very own Ambassador Litt on the topic of national security and building strong partners in Africa.
IDB Institute for Defense & Business
IDB Institute for Defense & Business added 5 new photos.Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 9:12pm
It was a great Founders Day for the IDB. Today we celebrated 20 years as an organization, and we honored Ted Sturgeon for 10 years of service. Thank you @triangletabletennis for teaching us some new skills and congratulations to Caroline Hamil, our IDB table tennis champion!
IDB Institute for Defense & Business
IDB Institute for Defense & BusinessFriday, October 13th, 2017 at 12:20pm
It was great seeing past alumni reconnect Tuesday night at our D.C. alumni event and make connections with the broader IDB network! Thank you to all those who came out, with a special thanks to Connected Logistics and everyone who made this event possible.
IDB Institute for Defense & Business
IDB Institute for Defense & BusinessWednesday, October 11th, 2017 at 5:37pm
IDB President MG Jim Hodge, USA (Ret.) addressed those in attendance at The National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) conference today on the topic of "Teamwork and Innovation: Supporting the Warfighter in Afghanistan." Way to go, General Hodge!
Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 6:32am
IDB was proud to attend the @BritishArmyUSA event at the @UKinUSA to see old friends and meet new ones. IDBChapelHill photo
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 at 7:56pm
IDB President Jim Hodge, MG, USA (Ret.) presenting 'Teamwork & Innovation: Supporting the Warfighter in Afghanistan' at #ndtaexpo17 today. IDBChapelHill photo
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 6:40pm
#ConnectingTheCapitolCity alumni event with Connected Logistics in #DC! Thanks to the many who attended for making this an amazing event! IDBChapelHill photo
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 6:59am
Mark your calendar! IDB is partnering with Connected Logistics for our Alumni event in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, October 10. Who's coming? IDBChapelHill photo
Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 6:35am
Many thanks to the team @GEAviation for a great day at their Durham facility yesterday, & to @smaxbrown for a powerful presentation! #LCELP IDBChapelHill photo
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 10:27am
Our Life Cycle program is at @NCSU today. 3D manufacturing this morning, & in the 360-degree Creativity Studio this afternoon! #LCELP IDBChapelHill photo