The AIA Technical Operations Council (TOC) provides strategic technical direction for common issues related to global competitiveness and innovation, the future of regulation, aerospace and defense investment, and the 21st century workforce.
Key Technical Operations Policy Issues
Through technical program management, the industrial base, quality assurance, sustainment policy, business processes, and engineering management, AIA looks to affect operations in mutual agreement with our member companies in all sectors of the A&D industry. The council addresses key topics of technology, capability, interoperability, standardization, and data exchange. The scope of the TOC includes research and development, engineering practices, testing, manufacturing, quality assurance, product life cycle support, information transfer, and safety aspects of producing aircraft, space vehicles, and ground equipment.
U.S. Research Investment
AIA advocates for U.S. research investment which benefits the aerospace and defense industry.
Using digital tools gives higher-level business analytics and insight into the challenges of delivering advanced products to commercial or military end-users.
Digital Engineering (DE) Transformation
The council shapes and influences the planning, development, and implementation of DE across DoD Services and agencies.
Product Support Sustainment and Engagement Plans
Government and industry collaboration helps achieve improved product support and materiel readiness for the warfighter.
AIA and the TOC ensures supply chain is enabled to provide high-quality, efficient products.
Distribute Ledger Technology and Blockchain
The aerospace and defense industry benefits from promoting the uses of distributed ledger technology.
Business Technology Interoperability
The federated business model with a focus on industry interoperability establishes a strategic mind share for the industry.
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