AIA Announces First Cyber Security Standard

Arlington, Va. – The Aerospace Industries Association announces that the first National Aerospace Standard written specifically on cyber security was released January 31, 2013. National Aerospace Standard NAS9924, “Cyber Security Baseline” provides guidance that benefits the aerospace and defense suppliers of all capability levels by giving the supply chain a base line of standard practices they can follow to better protect their information system infrastructures from cyber threats.

Congressional action, not grandstanding, needed to avert fiscal cliff

Feb. 07, 2013

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For over a year the Aerospace Industries Association has warned that cuts to defense and other important federal programs will take a huge toll, not only on national security and our “seed corn” investments in technology, but to our economy right now. It’s time to end the political gamesmanship and put the national interest first.

We already have a clear warning of what’s to come. In just the last month, Washington…

Saving the defense industrial base

Jan. 07, 2013

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If 9/11 brought to an abrupt end Francis Fukuyama's "End of History" thesis that the spread of liberal democracies and free market capitalism might lead to an era of peace, recent events have provided the United States an even more ominous warning that we must be prepared to address current and emerging long-term threats to our military superiority.

Certainly, countering Iran's ambition to become a nuclear power and its ongoing efforts…