At AIA we are committed to remaining up to date with changing business environments. To do this it is necessary from time to time to reevaluate the need for certain councils, committees and working groups. Recently AIA underwent such an evaluation and to respond to the needs of our members the National Security and Acquisition Policy divisions were combined to be more responsive to emerging trends.
When members of Congress return from their August recess, their plates will be very full. Our legislators need to fund the government for the next fiscal year, which starts October first. Although it may seem like a simple task to keep the government operating, a potential partisan collision over raising the debt ceiling once again presents the threat of a government shutdown. Even if the two parties and two chambers can agree and prevent this from happening, Congress’s recent habit of punting on appropriations bills and funding the government through a Continuing Resolution limits implementation of important national security programs and continues to delay new starts.
Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on the risk to America’s national security strategy outlined in Defense Secretary Hagel’s letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Arlington, Va. — Mary Jane Mitchell, an executive with more than thirty years of acquisition experience with the Department of Defense, including a number of senior positions within the U.S. Air Force, has joined the Aerospace Industries Association as assistant vice president of Acquisition Policy.