Policies and Codes of Conduct for the Use of Social Network

This document recommends templates for the policies and codes of conduct that companies should apply to their employees’ use of social networking tools, depending on whether those tools are hosted in a private, community or public environment. The recommendations are based on best practices from member companies.

Industry Task Force Paper: Defense Executives Assess Business Impacts of Major Budget Cuts

Industry Task Force Paper: Defense Executives Assess Business Impacts of Major Budget Cuts

The $480 billion in additional budget cuts projected over the next decade could cripple certain defense sectors, resulting in an industrial base that is smaller, less innovative, and less responsive to urgent wartime needs.

Defense Acquisition Reform: Moving Toward an Efficient Acquisition System

This report identifies the key elements of the DOD's Efficiencies Initiative that are both doable and necessary. This report also identifies reforms to the system not included in the Efficiencies Initiative that we believe are necessary to ensure the ultimate beneficiary — the warfighter — has the tools needed…

The Case for a Defense Industrial Strategy

The defense industrial base is a national strategic asset that has provided the United States with a marked advantage in defense technology for more than six decades. But that asset — the intellectual capital and production capacity of aerospace and defense manufacturing — is at risk of atrophying to…

Defense Investment: Finding the Right Balance

Prepared by AIA’s National Security Council, this paper looks at historical spending in the investment accounts and the ebb and flow of spending since the 1970s. It concludes that our nation and its military members pay a large price when we decrease spending on procurement and R&D. We hope…

Counterfeit Parts: Increasing Awareness and Developing Countermeasures

Counterfeiting has a long and ignoble history, ranging from art and literature to manufactured goods. Unlike other industries, counterfeiting in the aerospace industry may have life or death consequences. We take the problem seriously. Thus, all stakeholders from industry and government must work together to effectively reduce the introduction…

Building and Maintaining Value in the National Security Space Industrial Base

Building and Maintaining Value in the National Security Space Industrial Base

Space systems are increasingly providing an unprecedented level of critical national security capability to the U.S. and our warfighters. Yet these systems are often highly complex and not without substantial cost to the taxpayer. In light of growing pressure on federal government budgets it will be important to ensure…

Acquisition Policy Changes: Impacts on Contract Profitability

Acquisition Policy Changes: Impacts on Contract Profitability

Federal acquisition policy expressly recognizes the importance of the contractor’s ability to earn reasonable returns on business with the Government. Recent acquisition trends and policies, however, have attacked the profit and fee portions of contractor’s prices, either through the elimination of fee on certain cost elements or by negotiation strategies impacting…

What is Best for the Warfighter and Taxpayer

What is Best for the Warfighter and Taxpayer

The Product Support Executive Board is producing a series of briefs assessing the impact of in-sourcing policies enacted by the Department of Defense (DOD). The first in this series examines best practices for producing the most benefit for the warfighter and taxpayer.

Tipping Point: Maintaining the Health of the National Security Space Industrial Base

Tipping Point: Maintaining the Health of the National Security Space Industrial Base

National security space systems provide missile warning and defense; global communications; environmental monitoring; global positioning, navigation and timing; launch capability, and intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance. They are the bedrock of our 21st century military capabilities and part of our economy’s critical infrastructure. Yet in light of an increasingly contested,…