Tag Archives: AIA

Trump to Nominate Raytheon Exec Mark Esper as Army Secretary

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Mark Esper, vice president of government relations at Raytheon, as U.S. Army secretary, Inside Defense reported Wednesday. Esper is the administration’s third pick for the post following the decision of Vincent Viola, founder of digital stock trading firm Virtu Financial, and Tennessee Sen. …

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Report: Ashton Carter, Industry Execs Hold ‘Closed-Door’ Forum

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and several industry executives met Tuesday to discuss how companies and the Defense Department can increase their collaboration, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Brendan McGarry writes more than 30 members of the Aerospace Industries Association, Professional Services Council and National Defense Industrial Association participated in the “closed-door” forum with Carter at AIA …

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Robert Work Speaks to AIA About Defense Innovation

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work highlighted military technology programs, industry collaboration and the defense budget during his speech at an Aerospace Industries Association event held Thursday in Williamsburg, Virginia. He told attendees of the AIA spring board of governors and membership meeting that industry has played a key role …

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Marion Blakey: Congress, WH Should Start Sequestration Talks Now

The White House and Congress need to start immediately on negotiations to reverse cuts to defense spending under sequestration, the head of a major defense trade association said Tuesday, according to The Hill newspaper. Marion Blakey, president of the Aerospace Industries Association, told reporters they should not wait for the …

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Defense Contractors say Looming Sequestration is Causing Hiring, Investment ‘Paralysis’

According to several executives from the defense industry, the possible automatic budget cuts are paralyzing the hiring and investment plans for defense contractors, Reuters reported. In an interview with Reuters July 8, before the Farnborough International Airshow, Mick Maurer, president of Sikorsky Aircraft said, the “uncertainty is paralyzing everyone.” Boeing …

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