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Heritage Month Spotlight: Tina Hart, Sierra Nevada Corporation

Tina Hart Logistical Operations Warehouse Manager Sierra Nevada Corporation There is no “I” in Team Meet Tina Hart. Formerly an 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper, Tina joined Sierra Nevada Corporation in 2013 as a material production coordinator specialist. Today, she is a manager in Sierra Nevada Corporation’s ISR, Aviation and Security (IAS) business area (BA). We sat down with Tina to learn more about her journey at SNC. What is your role at SNC? I am the logistical operations w...

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Heritage Month Spotlight: Marcia Anglin-Livingstone

Marcia Anglin-Livingstone Manufacturing Manager Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Many differences, one goal “Here’s a life lesson: be respectful of differences and different views in life. If you have a common goal you can work together successfully.” That’s a lesson Marcia Anglin-Livingstone lives by. Livingstone, a manufacturing manager at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, came to America from her native Jamaica to attend The City College of New York. She is no stranger to bei...

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6 Steps Towards the Future of Urban Air Mobility

Last week, we shared a glimpse into the future of Urban Air Mobility and the potential solutions it provides for our country’s outdated and crumbling infrastructure, increasingly long morning commutes, and transportation challenges faced by those who are elderly or disabled. Full integration of UAM is not an “if,” but a “when.” To get to this future, there are six major steps we need to take, particularly if America intends to continue its global leadership in this area. 1. Continue t...

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Heritage Month Spotlight: Brad Cook, Raytheon

Melded in the Melting Pot Through early influences and unique experiences, Operations Command Media Coordinator Bradford Cook has been shaped by diversity and service. Bradford CookOperations Command Media CoordinatorRaytheon Early Influences Those who devote their lives to serving often have a continual drive to help those around them, to be an example and to lead others. They are often influenced by leaders around them and by those who courageously bring about ...

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Commute in the Skies? The Future of Urban Air Mobility

America’s infrastructure is seriously outdated, contributing to record congestion, growing environmental concerns, and people spending more time in their vehicles than ever before. But what if a considerable amount of traffic was lifted up into the sky? That’s the potential relief Urban Air Mobility, or UAM, can provide to the country’s infrastructure and the taxpayer money we spend to maintain it. UAM will change the way people connect with each other and travel through on-demand pas...

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What’s Next for AIA

Every day for over 100 years, our industry has moved, connected and secured the modern world. And every day for over 100 years, it’s paved the way to the world of tomorrow. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } This year, AIA marks a century of representing ...

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Heritage Month Spotlight: Al Williams, Harris Corp.

To highlight the talented and diverse workforce in aerospace & defense, we’re telling the stories of individuals within our member companies throughout 2019’s heritage months. A&D features some of the best talent across the country, and remains an industry focused on becoming more inclusive and more innovative. Follow along to learn the stories of some of the incredible women and men shaping our industry and our world. Al WilliamsSenior SpecialistMechanical Engi...

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Shutdown Series: Impact on American Aerospace & Defense #3

On January 25, Congress passed a temporary funding bill through February 15 that President Trump signed into law. The end of the shutdown provides some relief to more than 800,000 federal employees who went unpaid for 35 days. For our industry, this means that key funding, essential employees, and necessary services that support our nation’s security and economy are back online. Though a temporary solution is now in place, we will continue to highlight the shutdown’s impacts on A&D u...

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Shutdown Series: Impact on American Aerospace & Defense #2

As we wait for Congress and the Administration to pass the temporary funding announced earlier today, furloughed federal employees, businesses, contractors and their families are still waiting for relief.   For over 800,000 federal employees, this past week meant another missed paycheck and hardships for their families. For the aerospace and defense industry, it was another week without essential employees, key funding and necessary services that support our nation’s security an...

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Fixing the Security Clearance Bottleneck

From the Department of Defense to NASA, many government employees – and many private-sector contractors doing government work – depend on the security clearance process. These reviews are essential to the safety of our country, but it’s also essential that they’re finished as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, as of mid-2018, the backlog of clearance reviews had reached a record high of about 720,000. While recently some progress has been made, there are still hundreds of thousands ...

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Shutdown Series: Impact on American Aerospace and Defense

The longest government shutdown in American history continues to be an unconscionable burden for hundreds of thousands of federal employees and their families.    The effects of the shutdown are steadily increasing, including for the aerospace and defense industry. With government employees either furloughed or forced to work without pay, essential positions and operations that facilitate our industry’s work to support the nation’s defense and support the American economy are a...

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Aerospace and Defense in India: An Important Security Partner and Expanding Commercial Market

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to India and visit with government, industry and nonprofit leaders as part of a seven-person bipartisan American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) delegation. The ACYPL has coordinated leadership exchanges between the U.S. and India since 1979 and were responsible for now Prime Minister Modi’s first and only visit to the U.S. before becoming Prime Minister. Our group included individuals from different professions and parts of the U.S., and we...

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