Information technologies in the aerospace and defense industry play a vital role for national security, civil aviation systems and infrastructure as well as commercial space systems and launch capabilities. The aerospace and defense industry relies on the best information technologies that do more than just send, receive, store or manipulate communications, they must also maintain security, safety and reliability of data.
The sophistication of these systems help protect our warfighters, ensure that aircraft take off and land safely, maintain telecommunications for consumers and much more. The advanced information technologies used in the aerospace and defense industry are prevalent in many systems today including military equipment on land, in the air and at sea. They advance the air traffic system in the U.S. and help legacy aircraft fleets integrate more seamlessly. Without these capabilities commercial and national security satellites would not be effective and planetary, space exploration and manned space systems would be unable to conduct their missions.