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Acquisition Rebalancing: Recommendations for Smart, Efficient & Effective Defense Procurement

The Department of Defense (DOD) must change how it acquires weapon systems and services. There is growing recognition from DOD leadership, Congress and the defense industry that it is time to revise the overly complex and burdensome system that drives unnecessary cost into programs and will soon make them unaffordable as defense budgets decline. Making the acquisition system more economic and more responsive has been an elusive target. The challenges of time-to-delivery and product c...

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The New American Space Age

Across the government and private sectors, more vehicles are now being built for human spaceflight than at any other point in history. Today’s NASA human spaceflight program is an ecosystem of diverse activity – developing both exploration systems and commercial transportation services. These elements are strategically linked to one another and vital to the success of the overall human spaceflight program. In the field of suborbital spaceflight, private companies are developing space...

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The U.S. Export-Import Bank

[embeddoc url="http://aiaerospace.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AIAExImDownloadable.pdf" download="all"] The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. is responsible for allowing businesses to export their products globally. It has for decades helped level to playing field for domestic export, build the U.S. economy by being a self-sustaining organization that returns money to American taxpayers and supports small businesses and jobs in America. ...

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Defense Research and Development

Federal investments in science and technology research and development are threatened by the current budget environment. The Aerospace Industries Association is embarking on an education effort to inform policymakers, elected leaders and the American public on the impact of federal R&D dollars on the innovations that redefine our everyday lives. This report – the first in a series that examines the impact of federal investment programs – highlights four case studies of private ...

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Defense Research & Development: From the Warfighter to American Consumers, Redefining Everyday Lives Through Innovation

Federal investments in science and technology research and development are threatened by the current budget environment. The Aerospace Industries Association is embarking on an education effort to inform policymakers, elected leaders and the American public on the impact of federal R&D dollars on the innovations that redefine our everyday lives. This report – the first in a series that examines the impact of federal investment programs – highlights four case studies of private ...

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The U.S. Aviation Industry and Jobs: Keeping American Manufacturing Competitive

[embeddoc url="http://aiaerospace.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Blakey_Testimony_1.pdf" download="all"] U.S. Senate Commerce, Science And Transportation Committee, Aviation Subcommittee Hearing WRITTEN REMARKS BY: Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO March 13, 2014 INTRODUCTION The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) appreciates the opportunity to present our views on the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry. Today, there is no sector of our economy that contributes ...

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U.S. Competitiveness Hearing

[embeddoc url="http://aiaerospace.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Muilenburg_Testimony.pdf" download="all"] U.S. Senate Commerce, Science And Transportation Committee, Aviation Subcommittee Hearing WRITTEN REMARKS BY: Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO March 13, 2014 Introduction Madam Chair, Ranking Member Ayotte, and Members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to address the challenges to American competitiveness in the aerospace industry. I am Dennis Muilenburg, ...

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The 2014 Team America Rocketry Challenge

[embeddoc url="http://aiaerospace.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RocketGraphic2014.pdf" download="all"] The Team America Rocketry Challenge, or TARC as it is know by its faithful followers, is hosted anually by AIA and poses a different challenge every year. In 2014 the scoring criteria make this contest the most difficult one of the competition’s 12-year history. Check out the infographic that explains this year’s competition and flight of the rocket! For more complete rules vis...

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Restoring Balance in the Defense Acquisition System

Over the past quarter century, more than 300 commissions and studies have produced a variety of recommendations – some of which have become law – to change the way the U.S. military develops and buys new weapons systems. Yet the Department of Defense acquisition system continues to take longer and deliver less in quantity and capability while costs of modernization programs escalate. AIA has taken a hard look at what is causing this problem to develop this issue paper about what was disco...

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Easing the Burden: Reducing the cost of national security space capabilities

For more than five decades, our national security space assets have grown tremendously more capable and essential to our nation’s armed forces and national security decision makers. They are invaluable for keeping our military second to none. Unfortunately, the space sector – as the Pentagon noted in the 2011 National Security Space Strategy – is increasingly becoming congested, competitive and contested. Current American space capabilities will be increasingly difficult to sustain...

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Export-Import Bank Announcement

Gulfstream Event REMARKS BY: Larry Flynn, President, Gulfstream February 21, 2014 Thank you for joining us this morning. I would especially like to thank Chairman Hochberg, AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey, Senator Isakson and Representative Kingston for being here to help us recognize this important milestone in the history of the Export-Import Bank. On behalf of the more than 14,000 Gulfstream employees around the world, I want to thank Ex-Im for its efforts to help companies like ...

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Gulfstream Ex-Im Bank Announcement

Gulfstream Event REMARKS BY: Marion C. Blakey, President & CEO February 21, 2014 Please allow me to tie a ribbon around the tremendous sales package we’ve heard about today.  As a spokesman for our industry, it’s a pleasure to salute a great American company that excels at creating new export markets and job opportunities here at home. This impressive deal, on top of Gulfstream’s recent speed records with the G650 and G280 represent the continuing excellence that personifies ...

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