The principal responsibility of the BTIC is to assess and provide industry guidance for digital business process standards and emerging technology that enhance interoperability, reduce cost and complexity, and increase efficiency throughout the aerospace and defense industry and its ecosystem. The BTIC is responsible for the identification, development (when necessary), maintenance, and promotion of suitable open international or national interoperability standards, as well as supporting guidelines for the benefit of the A&D industry. The BTIC develops recommendations and promotes adoption of relevant non-competitive business practices under the direction and approval of the TOC and SMC. The BTIC maintains contact with outside agencies and other AIA councils and committees, as appropriate. The BTIC supports activities as may be required on subjects of a broad policy nature within their area of responsibility.