AIA President and CEO Dave Melcher helped launch the U.S. DOD-Industry Partnership Forum in Washington D.C. today.
The Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations (CODSIA), filed comments urging DOD to withdraw their proposed rule on “Evaluating Price Reasonableness for Commercial Items” from consideration. The letter was signed by officials from six organizations, including AIA's Vice President for National Security and Acquisiton Policy John Luddy.
Defense News published an opinion piece co-signed by AIA's Dave Melcher and former Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre discussing the importance of ExIm Bank to the defense industrial base. They also made the point that ExIm is an effective use of soft power -- enhancing America's security interests and global influence through trade.
The heads of the Air Force Association, the Aerospace Industries Association, the National Guard Association of the United States, the National Defense Industrial Association and the Navy League sent a joint letter to congressional leadership September 14, urging them to avoid putting America's national security in a "CR trap" by passing a bipartisan multi-year budget deal.