May/June eUpdate 2014

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Cost Principles Committee Meeting
Location: San Francisco, CA
Event Date: Jul. 16-18, 2014
Procurement & Finance Council Executive Committee
Location: McLean, VA
Event Date: Jul. 24, 2014
Procurement and Finance ExCom Meeting
Location: McLean, VA
Event Date: Jul. 24, 2014
Supplier Management Council
Location: St. Paul, MN
Event Date: Aug. 04-07, 2014
Procurement Techniques Committee
Location: Seattle, WA
Event Date: Aug. 07, 2014 
Government Property Systems Committee
Location: Ft. Lee, VA
Event Date: Aug. 19-20, 2014
DPAP/OFPP/Procurement & Finance Executive Committee
Location: TBD
Event Date: Aug. 21, 2014
CODSIA OFPP Meeting and GSA Meetings
Location: Washington, D.C.
Event Date: Sep. 03, 2014
Cost Principle Committee
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Event Date: Sep. 17-19, 2014
AIA Executive Committee
Location: Arlington, VA
Event Date: Sep. 18, 2014n
Cost Principle Committee
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Event Date: Sep. 17-19, 2014
Procurement & Finance Council Executive Committee
Location: Falls Church, VA
Event Date: Sep. 18, 2014
AIA/NDIA Industrial Security Committee Fall Meeting
Location: Orlando, FL
Event Date: Sep. 21-23, 2014
National Aerospace Standards Committee
Location: Portland, OR
Event Date: Sep. 30-Oct. 2, 2014
Marion C. Blakey
President and CEO
We recognize that many subjects related to our industry can be very complex. Accordingly, for reporters covering aerospace and defense, it often pays to take the time to provide them with detailed and useful information about their focus of interest. At AIA, we are committed to working closely with journalists to give them the background they need to get their stories right. Our communications department fields dozens of calls every day from reporters and either responds directly to information requests, sets up interviews with myself and/or our policy experts, or if appropriate, have them reach out to member companies.
Top News
 AIA’s Spring Board of Governors and Membership Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia attracted executives from 88 of the association’s full member companies. The extensive program featured an excellent lineup of senior administration and industry officials and seasoned commentators and experts.
 This February, AIA and its member companies participated in the 2014 Singapore Air Show. This year's event -the largest air show in Asia- was held at the Changhi Exhibition Centre. The United States' aircraft corral supported by AIA displayed a P-8 Poseidon, an MV-22B Osprey, a C-17 Globemaster, a KC-130J Hercules, and a KC-135R Stratotanker. The C-17, MV-22B, and an F-16C participated in the flying displays.
Still less than a year old, AIA's Workforce Policy Council has proved to be an aggressive advocate for educating other association members on workforce and STEM-related issues. In effort to highlight the importance of growing AIA's workforce efforts, one of the sessions at the Spring Supplier Management Council meeting held in Dallas this March focused on STEM education and workforce development.
AIA hosted in March a panel discussion and open forum with industry and government representatives on AIA’s new space report, Easing the Burden—Reducing the Cost of National Security Space Capabilities.
To help counter the media-fed misperception that NASA’s human spaceflight program ended with the retirement of the Space Shuttles, and to help provide a clear understanding of recent program progress, AIA recently published The New American Space Age: A Progress Report on Human Spaceflight.
After six months of rocketry design, simulated flights and test launches, hundreds of middle and high school students from across the country traveled to the nation’s capital in May for the championship round of the Team America Rocketry Challenge.
AIA Spotlight: Director for International Affairs, Dak Hardwick
Congratulations to AIA's Dak Hardwick on his recent appointment to the Virginia Aviation Board by Governor McAuliffe! Dak, along with other board appointees, will join the Governor's administration with the focus of growing Virginia's economy and creating more jobs across the Commonwealth.

AIA Launches Second to None Coalition

This brand new Coalition was formed to unite America's aerospace and defense workers, active and retired military personnel and broad supporters of national security, aviation and space in a common cause to preserve America’s role as the global leader in aerospace and defense.

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