The preamble to the U.S. Constitution provides for the core foundation of what America’s governmental functions must be. A key provision is that our government must “provide for the common defense [of the United States].” This is no small task nor is it a given that it will happen on its own. AIA is here to provide the government assistance into what must be done to continue to be the best in the world and to be able to acquire the necessary systems for the protection of the American people.
AIA’s main goal for acquisition reform is to reduce unnecessary industry and government costs in the contract process and to ensure the health and security of the defense industrial base. To the end of achieving an efficient and simplified acquisition system, AIA continues to advocate for the continued use of commercial products defense contract, commercial practices and processes of product purchases to be applied to defense procurements, the elimination of barriers to innovation, improvements to the government’s oversight practices and an open, transparent and participatory regulatory review process.