Hey, Congress: Time To Get Real About National Security

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.

House Defense Appropriations Bill Ignores Sequestration

Statement by Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Marion C. Blakey on passage of the House Defense Appropriations Bill.

AIA: Security of Americans Taking Back Seat to Budget Politics

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.

Mitchell Named Assistant Vice President of Acquisition Policy

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.

DOD Report Details Sequestration Impact

Arlington, Va. — The release of DOD’s “DD 1414, Base for Reprogramming” report on Tuesday marks a watershed in ongoing debate over the detrimental effects of sequestration budget cuts.