Presentation on theme: "AIAA Public Policy John C. Rose Deputy Director, Public Policy Region 6 Chair, National Security, Public Policy Sub-Committee Regional Leadership Conference."— Presentation transcript:
AIAA Public Policy John C. Rose Deputy Director, Public Policy Region 6 Chair, National Security, Public Policy Sub-Committee Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) Aug 15 & 16, 2013
What is Public Policy??? Individuals and/or groups attempt to shape policy through education, advocacy, or mobilization of interest groups. Public Policy is when… When theres a vacuum of public input, lobbyists usually fill it. But when theres public input, the people usually win. Morgan Carroll – Colorado State Senator Why it is important…
Perspectives on Public Policy and AIAA The most important political office is that of the private citizen. Louis D. Brandeis, Associate Justice, US Supreme Court The time has arrived when engineers will have to venture out from the shelter and comfort of the Ivory Tower and enter the arena of boiling controversy, real-world debate, and -- brace yourselves -- politics. It is no longer viable to place our high-tech candle under a bushel, for at best we will find ourselves in darkness and at worst our bushel will go up in flames. Norman R. Augustine, Retired CEO, Lockheed Martin (Comments at AIAA Summer Meeting, June 16, 1998) Where are the AIAA-sponsored forums through which we can lead public-policy discussions concerning the appropriate balance of funding, direction, and regulation in the new public-private partnerships that are characteristic of todays commercial space endeavors? Mike Griffin, AIAA President, former NASA Administrator April 2012 Aerospace America A Call to Participate!
The Challenges We Are Facing… Budget Control Act (BCA) Sequestration Debt Ceiling Changing Priorities DC Stalemate Social Perception Continuing Resolution (CR)
Increased Pressure on Budgets
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! "Make no mistake, the savings we are proposing will impact all 50 states and many districts across America, Leon Panetta, Sec Def, Jan 2012, Pentagon
How Does AIAA Engage in Public Policy? Congressional Visits Day (CVD) All Aerospace is Local (Formerly A4A) Conferences and Committees Public Policy Committee Roundtables and Panel Discussions Key Issues (KI) Testimony Policy Watch and Policy Papers Honors and Awards Local engagement
PP Presence at Conferences 9 Aviation 2013 Policy Discussion…Cybersecurity Datacentric vs. Networkcentric security Universal Security Engineering Design in from Beginning Varian Economics: value to hackers Cyber Roadmap for Aviation to be Released
Public Policy Committee (PPC) National Regional Local Public Policy Committee (PPC) Space Aeronautics National Security Workforce & Education State Level Engagement Standing Sub-Committees CVD / AAiL Conference Tracts Testimony Key Issues Deputy Director Public Policy CVD / AAiL Support Local section communication Section Vice Chair Public Policy Section Activities VP Public Policy: Mary Snitch 6 Regional Dep Directors PP Not all sections have a PP focal
Q: How do we get to the Policy Makers? A: Public Policy Engagement and Support Local Support Have a PP focal on your council. Engage your elected officials (local, state, and national) Support attendance at CVD Put on an AAiL event Engage PP focals in other organizations. National Support Attend CVD Participate on the Public Policy Committee. Conference presentation Institutes strategic initiatives
Growth in State Level Engagement CA Aerospace Week CA UAV Symposium2012 Election Questionnaire CA Select Comm. on Aerospace
Varying Levels of Engagement National Regional Local AIAA CVD Public Policy Committee All Aerospace Is Local Dep. Director Public Policy All Aerospace is Local Sect. Public Policy
How AIAA Benefits from Public Policy Put a Face to a Name – AIAAs Exposure As a Resource – AIAA becomes the Go To technical AND policy organization (challenge from Mike Griffin) Health of the Industry – Advocate for the industry and highlight its importance and contributions.
How You Can Benefit Networking – Locally, regionally, & nationally Understanding – Learn about how your govt works (or doesnt!!!) Exposure – Industry and government officials Expand – Understand a different side of industry Grow – Career/Development opportunities
Call to Action Each section should have a Public Policy focal. No section isnt impacted by A&D public policy. Engage locally, regionally, and nationally to see where AIAA, and you, can contribute. Set aside funding for Public Policy support and events like CVD and All Aerospace is Local. Educate your council and section members on the importance of Public Policy to our industry.