As the United States economy moves through uncertain times, America’s aerospace and defense industry remains a powerful, reliable engine of employment, innovation and export income. The aerospace and defense industry directly employs more than one million Americans, located in every state of the Union — and supports more than two million jobs in related fields.
This report highlights the need for space systems to be recognized as a national infrastructure priority becasue space systems and thier benefits have become an irreplaceable force for good in our nation and our world.
This document identifies the business problems related to the European Union (E.U.) Registration, Evaluation, Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) regulation. It outlines a reference model for describing REACH IT related issues applicable to any industry. It defines an example business scenario applicable to the aerospace industry.
In July 2009, the Aerospace Industries Association published a special report, The Unseen Cost: Industrial Base Consequences of Defense Strategy Choices. In this report, the AIA raised concerns regarding the long-term consequences and unintended impacts of contemporary defense strategies and direction. Recently, AIA has revisited this report.
As we enter a new era of budget austerity and the threat of draconian sequestration loom, failure to revise export controls could result in an ongoing loss of critical industrial base suppliers and pose an increasing risk to national security.