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The Aerospace Industries Association has called on the Pentagon to implement the same standards that defense and aerospace companies currently use for cybersecurity to help reduce vulnerabilities in its supply chain, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. "We“™re not always seeking less regulation - I know you don“™t hear that from industry every day, but [aerospace and defense] has benefited from smart government regulations, often developed with industry,“ AIA CEO Eric Fanning told reporters Thursday during a media briefing on the trade group's 2019 agenda.

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The Aerospace Industries Association has released a standard aimed at maintaining cybersecurity resilience in the aerospace and defense industries. The risk-based standard complements the Department of Defense‘s existing cybersecurity guidelines and are made to help companies regularly update cyber defenses amid evolving threats, AIA said Thursday. “With aggressive state and non-state cyber actors targeting the United States, it […] More
Eric Fanning, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, has said there are four ways the federal government should adopt to address the security clearance backlog and one of those is to implement a “uniform digital application record.“ Fanning wrote in a Defense One article published Tuesday that the application record should be “updated continuously […] More
A report by the Aerospace Industry Association showed that U.S. defense and aerospace companies performed well last year, stimulating economic activity and providing employment opportunities. The sector generated $865 million in sales, 2.4 million jobs and a trade surplus worth $85.9 billion in 2017, AIA said in its report entitled “2018 Facts & Figures: The […] More
Eric Fanning, CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, spoke with Politico in an interview published Friday about the current administration“™s interest in space and how it helps facilitate involvement of space companies. “Like any market, as commercial viability increases and more companies are formed, that“™s what we“™re seeing in space. We“™re seeing more [companies] that […] More
Eric Fanning, formerly secretary of the U.S. Army, will succeed Dave Melcher as president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association beginning Jan. 1. “Eric will strengthen AIA“™s position as the voice of the aerospace and defense industry, bringing continued attention and advocacy to key issues affecting civil aviation, space and defense,“ Dennis Muilenburg, AIA chairman […] More
Eric Fanning, former secretary of the U.S. Army, has been appointed to the board of advisers at the Center for a New American Security. He joins other CNAS advisory board members who came from various government, military, academic and private organizations, the Washington-based think tank said Wednesday. CNAS CEO Michele Flournoy said that Fanning has broad leadership experience across the Defense Department and […] More
The Aerospace Industries Association has appointed Harris CEO William Brown as chairman of AIA’s board of governors and named Collins Aerospace CEO Kelly Ortberg as vice chairman. Harris said Monday Brown succeeds Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon, as board leader for its centennial year in 2019. “I look forward to advocating for key industry issues, such as securing […] More
Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and other arms manufacturers on Monday commended at the Farnborough Airshow in the U.K. the U.S. government“™s move to ramp up international weapons sales through a weapons export policy, Reuters reported Tuesday. Weapons makers added that they expect defense spending in Europe to rise in the coming years. The State Department on Monday […] More
The Aerospace Industries Association has named at least 20 executives from the government contracting sector to its board of governors for 2018. Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon, will succeed Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg as chairman of AIA, the trade group said Monday. William Brown, chairman, president and CEO of Harris, will serve as […] More
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