Excerpt from Testimony provided today by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces on the state of the defense industrial base and challenges it faces.
Arlington, Va. — Elizabeth L. “Betsy” Schmid has joined the Aerospace Industries Association as Vice President for National Security and Acquisition Policy, bringing extensive legislative experience on budget policy from the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.
Arlington, Va. – More than 700 student teams representing 48 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands are preparing for the 2014 Team America Rocketry Challenge, the world’s largest student rocket contest and a key piece of the aerospace and defense industry’s strategy to build a stronger U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Arlington, Va. – The Aerospace Industries Association has appointed Michael T. Strianese, Chairman, President and CEO of L-3 Communications as Chairman of AIA’s Board of Governors for 2014. David L. Joyce, President and CEO of GE Aviation will serve as Vice Chairman for 2014. Marion C. Blakey has been reappointed as President and CEO and Ginette C. Colot has been reappointed as Secretary Treasurer.