Doing Our Part
The aerospace and defense industrial base is a complex and diverse network of prime contractors, large companies and suppliers who build the systems that support U.S. national security priorities. The network is made up of many small to mid-sized companies which maintain both military and commercial products. The industrial base’s workforce delivers products to make our military the most advanced, skilled, effective and best-equipped in the world.
The aerospace and defense industrial base is competing to provide the best products at the lowest cost while also dealing with changing political and fiscal barriers. In times of fiscal austerity, it is important that procurers, manufacturers and industry suppliers are able to purchase the mission-critical products they need at the most competitive price. That is why industry and government partnership during the planning process is so important. Further cooperation is needed to ensure the strength of the aerospace and defense industrial base. The following reports and papers show what needs to be done to maintain the strength of the U.S. aerospace and defense sector, America’s economic crown jewel.
Letters to Budget Conferees:
Don’t Erode the Industrial Base
Letters to Leadership:
Urging an End to Fiscal Crises
By AIA and NDIA
“Sequester, Defense Budgets and the Industrial Base”
“Sustaining the U.S. Defense Industrial Base as a Strategic Asset”
“State of the Defense Budget”
“The Seven Deadly Sins of Defense Spending”
By Center for a New American Security