Major Milestone in Export Control Reform Reached

Nov. 07, 2011

Draft revisions to Category VIII (military aircraft and associated parts and components) of the U.S. Munitions List released by the Obama administration today constitute a major milestone in the ongoing effort to control more appropriately exports to our allies of sensitive technology.

“AIA has advocated for years for export control reforms that could better serve U.S. national security, foreign policy and economic interests,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “Throughout this reform process, the Obama administration has been focused on national security above all else and it has yielded good results.”

November 2011 eUpdate

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Raytheon Pilots Travel Management System in Estonia

Nov. 01, 2011

TALLINN, Estonia, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has partnered with the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Estonia to pilot a traveler management system that will facilitate more efficient processing of airline passengers.

Raytheon's Portera(TM) solution will allow Estonia to become one of the first nations in Europe to pilot an automated risk assessment system that processes both Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) data against a set of pre-determined risk criteria. Raytheon is providing technical support to the…

Defense cutbacks hit home

Oct. 27, 2011

The supercommittee report outlining how it plans to meet its deficit reduction target is due in just a few short weeks. As I wrote last month, defense has already been cut to the bone and industry’s message is a simple, “No more.”

Just to review, here’s the scenario we face: the Defense Department is already planning on making $460 billion in cuts over the next ten years. If the supercommittee can’t find an additional $1.2 trillion in savings under the Budget Control Act’s sequestration mandate, defense will be headed for another $600 billion in reductions over…

Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D., George Mason University “Economic Consequences of Defense Sequestration”

Testimony of

Stephen S. Fuller, Ph.D.,
Dwight Schar Faculty Chair, University Professor
and Director of the Center for Regional Analysis
George Mason University

Before the House Armed Services Committee on the
Economic Consequences of Defense Sequestration

October 26, 2011