Aero Club of Washington Keynote
Wes Bush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Northrop Grumman Corporation
April 27, 2012
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Hearing
Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO
Chair, Aeronautics Committee, NASA Advisory Council
April 26, 2012
Apr. 25, 2012
Statement by AIA President & CEO Marion C. Blakey
Today’s release of the Defense Department assessment of the implications of normalizing export controls on satellites and related components gives decision makers in Congress crucial information on how reform can strengthen both our national security and space industrial base. The report, required under section 1248 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, has long been sought by the Aerospace Industries Association and its member companies because satellites are the only widely available commercial technology singled out for restrictive export controls under current law.
Apr. 24, 2012
First and foremost, investments in critical programs such as stealth fighter jets, spy satellites, and bunker-buster missiles that can destroy buried nuclear plants are critical to our nation’s security. Voices from both parties have said the “slash and burn approach” of sequestration would devastate our capabilities.
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