AIA’s National Security Policy Division is responsible for the implementation of national security policy-related goals stemming from the AIA strategic plan. To do this, the division uses two councils to direct analysis and action on all national security policy related issues, the Defense Policy Council and the Acquisition Policy Council. The Defense Policy Council is composed of senior representatives from AIA’s corporate membership and is responsible for defense policy, budget, resources, and strategy. The Acquisition Policy Council is comprised of the senior corporate contracts Vice Presidents of the major Executive Committee companies and is the primary coordination point for initial input development of acquisition topics for executive-level meetings with DOD.
The composition of the aerospace and defense industry's workforce is as diverse as it is large. With over one million workers employed in the aerospace and defense industry, it is important that we retain and support the skills needed to grow our industry. This infographic shows what the most sought after skills are for our industry, what the general demographics of our industry are and who we hire.
Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey commending the Budget Conference Committee on its hard work and urging passage of both the budget deal and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.
Earlier this week leaders of a diverse range of organizations representing research universities, public service providers, aerospace and defense companies, and the broader manufacturing sector gave concrete examples of how federal budget cuts are harming the national interest.
Between the now lamented government shutdown and the potential sequestration cuts slated for January, we are avoiding serious discussion about meeting the future needs of our nation while still addressing our deficit and debt problems.