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Ex-Im Bank Needs Strong and Supportive Leadership

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) on July 14 announced its opposition to the nomination of former Congressman Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) as Chairman and President of the U.S. Export Import Bank (Ex-Im). This decision was not made lightly and was the first-time AIA has opposed a Presidential nominee in recent memory. This is because AIA and […]

Let’s Give a Boost to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

In May, AIA held its Annual Rockets on the Hill Event, where student teams competing in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) showed off their rockets in the Russell Senate Office Building’s Kennedy Caucus Room.  One of the competing teams, the Victory Christian Center School from Charlotte, N.C. team gained attention for their rocket adorned […]

Solar Eclipse 2017…There Goes the Sun

Today, millions of Americans have traveled to the Pacific Coast of Oregon and the Atlantic coast of South Carolina, and to all parts in-between within a narrow 70-mile-wide corridor extending through 14 interior states, to witness the total eclipse of the sun. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous […]

Young Professionals Visit AIA to Discuss A&D Future Workforce

Today, the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry supports over 2.4 million jobs, with the potential to create even more in the future.  AIA remains committed to developing that next generation of a dedicated, highly-skilled workforce that remains proud of the noble work it does on behalf of the nation. As part of that ongoing commitment, […]

The Government Security Clearance Backlog is Harming America’s Military Preparedness

The Numbers America’s national security relies on appropriately cleared personnel, yet it is now estimated that more than 700,000 federal civilians, military personnel, and industry employees cannot perform their duties because the background investigations for their security clearances have not been conducted. Recently one company reported that more than 75% of its requests for investigations […]