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.
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 of capability that is required to effectively manage its risk as identified by internal business process requirements or mandated by contractual obligations.
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 exploiting new technologies and capabilities within their business, and to operate such equipment to deliver benefits.
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.
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.
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 a point where it will not be able to provide the weapons systems this country needs in the future.
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 of counterfeit parts into the aerospace supply chain and minimize their impact.