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March 13, 2013News for the aerospace industry

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  • Women are at the helm at major defense firms
    As the defense industry is being forced to navigate difficult fiscal times, women are increasingly being named to leadership positions in those companies. Women are in positions of leadership at Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems and General Dynamics and although the industry remains male-dominated, the rise of female executives means "it's a chance for all of us ... to make an imprint on an industry," said Linda Hudson, the chief executive of the American branch of BAE. The Washington Post (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 Accenture: A viewpoint on Outsourcing and Post-merger integration in Aerospace and Defense
Today, leading A&D companies are using BPO as part of their post-merger integration processes. This helps improve efficiency, reduce costs and allows management to focus on core strategies. Find out how Accenture helps A&D businesses apply BPO strategies for faster and more effective integration of new acquisitions and mergers.

  • In GOP reversal, congressman calls for defense-spending ceiling
    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is putting forward a budget that would put a ceiling on military spending, a change from past GOP practice and a move that puts that part of the Ryan proposal more in line with Democrats. Ryan wants military spending to account for a maximum 4% of GDP, although next year his budget would allot $560.2 billion on defense, which is lower than that cap. The Wall Street Journal (3/13), Defense News (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pentagon: Future may hold cuts for personnel, weapons
    The Defense Department wants Congress to allow it flexibility in how it handles sequestration cuts, but even if it had that authority, the cuts plus having to operate on last year's budget until a new one is authorized means troop and weapons cuts could be coming down the road, officials say. "I believe we're going to have to begin to reduce force structure immediately and significantly," said Christine Fox, director of the Pentagon's Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation. "In order to make the immediate $50 billion a year cuts, we are going to have no choice but to gut modernization [of weapons and equipment]." Reuters (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Turning Projects Into Profits for 30 Years
Productivity growth is a key driver of profitability. Look around your shop floor. How many paper-filled binders, inventory logs or process manuals do you see? Do you have multiple, disparate systems that present different data views of the same contract order? Would 70% productivity improvement, 34% cost reduction and 37% cycle reduction improve your profits? Learn More
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How $50M+ companies are adopting drone tech
It's not just Amazon and Google—large enterprises are adopting and innovating with drones at increasing rates. See Paul Abel, PhD of Blue Research® present data on market size, projected growth, and ROI. Join us Tuesday, June 5 or sign up for the Industry Report.
  A&D Workforce 
  • NASA challenges students to build Orion radiation shield
    NASA has created a design and engineering challenge it hopes will inspire students in their study of science -- and possibly give them a chance to see their own creation flown on the Orion space capsule. The Exploration Design Challenge allows students from kindergarten to high school to learn about space radiation and how to shield astronauts from its effects, and to develop a radiation shield themselves. Five teams will get to test their shield in a simulator and it's possible one design will actually fly in 2014 on the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Curiosity reveals Mars could have supported life
    Microbes may have been able to live on Mars in the planet's ancient past, samples retrieved from the rover Curiosity reveal. Trace chemicals uncovered from inside a rock show that life may have been supportable in the stream or lake that once existed in the rock's location. Spaceflight Now (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fla. scrambles on spaceport as SpaceX leans toward Texas
    Space Exploration Technologies founder Elon Musk said that his firm is leaning toward Texas as the location for its commercial launch site, while at the same time Florida state lawmaker Tom Goodson is trying to quickly craft a proposal to create a spaceport in the state to be a contender. Goodson has put on hold a spaceport proposal while he seeks to address a projection from economists that the spaceport would cost the state revenue and that space companies will locate in Florida regardless of incentives. Orlando Sentinel (Fla.)/News Service of Florida (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  AIA News 
  • Urgent call to action – write Congress and the White House to repeal sequestration
    Because of the White House's and Congress' inability to reach a deal to reverse sequestration, the initial round of multibillion cuts to defense and non-defense federal agencies has begun. Although these cuts are now being implemented, it is not too late to repeal this bad policy and develop a balanced, bi-partisan solution to our nation's debt and deficit problem. Now is the time to reach out to your elected officials to communicate the urgent need to repeal sequestration. Go to the Second to None website to send a letter to your elected officials in Washington today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Reach AIA members - New advertising opportunity
    For the first time, AIA is publishing a comprehensive Membership Resource Guide to provide AIA members with information on all of the benefits and opportunities available to members. The first edition of the AIA Member Resource Guide will be available both in print and online, and distributed to all of AIA's members as well as high-level government and administration officials. If you are interested in advertising in AIA's Member Resource Guide, visit here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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