Industry Issues Archive

Acquisition Policy Changes: Impacts on Contract Profitability

Dec. 17, 2010

Federal acquisition policy expressly recognizes the importance of the contractor’s ability to earn reasonable returns on business with the Government. Recent acquisition trends and policies, however, have attacked the…

What is Best for the Warfighter and Taxpayer

Nov. 13, 2010

The Product Support Executive Board is producing a series of briefs assessing the impact of in-sourcing policies enacted by the Department of Defense (DOD). The first in…

Tipping Point: Maintaining the Health of the National Security Space Industrial Base

Sep. 25, 2010

National security space systems provide missile warning and defense; global communications; environmental monitoring; global positioning, navigation and timing; launch capability, and intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance. They are…

Civil Aviation Growth in the 21st Century

Sep. 18, 2010

Civil aviation has always played a vital role in the health of the world’s economy and the well-being of its inhabitants. It facilitates commerce and connects families,…

Disruptive Information Technologies

Sep. 12, 2010

This report is an initial statement of the likely impact of these technologies and the business, technical, cultural, operational and security implications for our industry. The key…

Promoting U.S. Tax Policy for Aerospace and Defense

Sep. 02, 2010

The U.S. economy is globally competitive, which magnifies the importance of our tax policy. Higher tax rates and complex tax regulations in the United States have produced…

Boeing Subsidiary Tapestry Wins $79 Million US Army Logistics Support Contract

Aug. 12, 2010

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Tapestry Solutions has received a contract to provide field engineering…

Why FAR Part 12 Authorities Must be Retained

Aug. 11, 2010

In the early 1990s Congress recognized the opportunities commercial products provided to the Government and that procurement statutes were not well-suited to acquiring those items from commercial…

Reliability Assessment of Lead-free Electronics in the Aerospace, Defense ...

Jul. 20, 2010

The Lead (Pb)-free Electronics Risk Management (PERM) Consortium recently released the following white paper entitled “Reliability Assessment of Lead-free Electronics in the Aerospace, Defense and High Performance…

Ten Key Facts About Export Control Modernization

Jun. 15, 2010

Modernizing the U.S. export control regime is vital to the aerospace and defense industry. The following 10 key facts illustrate how prudent and appropriate changes to the…