Satellite Export Reform Critical to U.S. National Security and Space Industrial Base

Jan. 23, 2012

The U.S. space industry is losing its competitive edge and risks falling short of future national security requirements unless government reforms our export control system and promotes the international competitiveness of U.S. industry, according to a new report released by AIA.

“A strong and globally competitive space industrial and supplier base is a major national security asset,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “Reforming America’s export control system and promoting space exports will better serve our national security and bolster our economy and technological leadership.”

The report, Competing for Space: Satellite Export Policy…

AIA, NDIA, PSC Release Joint Industrial Base Report

Jan. 06, 2012

Impending cuts to the defense budget will stifle the ability of the defense industry to deliver innovation and urgent wartime capabilities according to a report released by the Defense Industrial Base Task Force today. The Task Force, composed of companies from AIA, NDIA and PSC, was formed last October as a result of Defense Secretary Panetta’s meeting with representatives of AIA’s Executive Committee in September.

“This report paints an alarming picture for the future of the aerospace and defense industry,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “Yesterday Secretary Panetta outlined very severe reductions in…

AIA Calls for Measured Approach to Defense Budget

Jan. 05, 2012

For some time our industry has advocated that reductions in the defense budget be made on the basis of a new national defense strategy that seeks to secure America’s future rather than simply applying lower numbers across-the-board. We therefore appreciate the evident hard work and thoughtful process that President Obama and Secretary Panetta described in developing the new strategy and their commitment to avoid arbitrary cuts.

We are encouraged that Secretary Panetta made it clear once again that sequestration was not an option for the strong defense that our nation deserves. He also specifically recognized the…

2012 Executive Report Third Quarter

Jan. 03, 2012

2012 Executive Report Second Quarter

Jan. 03, 2012