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Learn more about acquisition policy in AIA news, publications, testimony and letters.
The members of the Aerospace Industries Association have long supported a rigorous export control system that keeps our most advanced technologies out of the hands of our adversaries and rivals. At the same time, it is imperative that this system also operates in a predictable, efficient, and transparent manner to facilitate technology trade and cooperation in the interests of U.S. national and economic security.
Read the latest AIA positions on key congressional policy issues that impact the competitiveness and vitality of the aerospace industry. Also, information on the legislative calendar and aerospace caucuses.
Over the past 50 years, space systems and technologies have increasingly become a critical part of our nation’s economic, scientific and national security capabilities. Without space systems, U.S. military forces have reduced operational effectiveness, policymakers cannot make informed decisions about the nation’s security and economy and civil financial and communications capabilities are degraded or disrupted. Our space capabilities are a source of national pride and an investment in the science and R&D needed to maintain U.S. global competitiveness.
The Supplier Management Council is a unique forum where prime contractor company representatives and suppliers (of all sizes) come together to discuss supply chain issues and to develop solutions. It’s goal is to strengthen the supply chain, identify emerging supply chain issues, and protect supplier companies - - which in some cases account for more than 70% of the value added to the industry’s end product.
A highly skilled and robust aerospace workforce is essential to our national security and economic prosperity. Yet today the industry faces impending retirements and a shortage of trained technical graduates, which is a situation that is forecasted to worsen within the decade.