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“We have met the enemy and he is us”

“We have met the enemy and he is us!” Thinking of space reminds some people of the 1960’s – when Walt Kelly’s cartoon character, Pogo, gave us this immortal phrase. Unfortunately, in the 21st Century, this phrase is truer than ever when it comes to being competitive globally in space activities; the US – far […]

A Census that Matters: Aerospace and Defense Workforce Study Launched

American citizens depend upon the highly skilled and dedicated men and women who make up our aerospace and defense workforce to help them fly safely, keep our country secure, and to provide the sustained innovation that results in continued U.S. leadership in the global economy. Our workforce is a valued national asset that can’t be […]

Defense Related Associations Urge Passage of Full FY17 Defense Bill

Today, the Aerospace Industries Association joined with other associations representing the defense sector and its personnel in calling on congressional leaders to complete full defense appropriation bill.  In a letter signed by AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher, leaders of the Defense Related Associations stated “We urge immediate passage of FY 17 defense funding, […]

Two Moments in History and Today’s Security Cooperation Challenge

Americans don’t often regard April 6 as a significant date in our nation’s history, but today we remind ourselves that exactly one-hundred years ago, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in supporting President Woodrow Wilson’s April 2, 1917 request for a declaration of war against Germany. Congress’s approval of the declaration of war against […]

Make Assuring U.S. Space Competitiveness a National Priority

Originally Published in Space News, April 4, 2017. At a time in which many countries aggressively promote their space industries and are striving to leapfrog the U.S. technologically, we must think more boldly about helping our domestic space industry to thrive as commercial uses of space expand. This industry, which comprises established aerospace companies that […]

Ex-Im Nominees will yield American jobs

Today, U.S. industries are in constant competition with international counterparts, competing in the global marketplace every day to ensure American companies remain the premier global trading partner.   For the Aerospace Industries Association and our over 330 members from across aerospace and defense, we believe we must do all we can to promote American businesses and […]

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