Affordable Defense Logistics

Affordable Defense Logistics

“Life Cycle Product Support / Outcome Based Partnerships” and “Management of Commodities” have the potential to save an estimated $20 billion to $25 billion annually.

Competing for Space: Satellite Export Policy and U.S. National Security

Competing for Space: Satellite Export Policy and U.S. National Security

As we enter a new era of budget austerity and the threat of draconian sequestration loom, failure to revise export controls could result in an ongoing loss of critical industrial base suppliers and pose an increasing risk to national security.

Human Capital Management

This report provides a framework of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for an organization to assess its ability to retain the critical knowledge that it needs, both internally and within its supply chain. It is recommended that an enterprise should assess its maturity against the KPIs and establish the level…

Best Practices for Exploiting the Consumerization of Information Technologies

The nature of the aerospace and defense business implies that the industry is one of the most severe test cases for the effective deployment of new consumer devices, virtualization of storage and processors and Internet connectivity. These guidelines describe best practices for companies to assess the risks involved in…

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…