AIA Congratulates Carter on Nomination

Aug 02, 2011, 18:25 ET from Aerospace Industries Association

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Industries Association congratulates Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Ashton B. Carter on his nomination as Deputy Defense Secretary.

"Dr. Carter's demonstrated leadership and extensive experience in government make him an excellent choice to serve as Deputy to Defense Secretary Panetta," said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. "We'd also like to offer our sincere thanks and best wishes to Deputy Secretary Lynn as he takes on new challenges."

Dr. Carter has been central to the administration's efforts to achieve acquisition efficiencies and bolster the defense industrial base—issues that AIA has identified as important. AIA looks forward to continued discussions with him on these and other AIA priorities.

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Founded in 1919 shortly after the birth of flight, the Aerospace Industries Association is the most authoritative and influential trade association representing the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aircraft systems, space systems, aircraft engines, homeland and cybersecurity systems, materiel and related components, equipment services and information technology.

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