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AIAA Sets Out "A Framework for Aviation Cybersecurity"

AIAA officially released its decision paper "A Framework for Aviation Cybersecurity" on 13 August 2013 during the AIAA AVIATION 2013 conference, held in Los Angeles. "A Framework for Aviation Cybersecurity" outlines the existing and evolving cyber threat to the world’s $2.2 trillion commercial aviation enterprise, and notes the lack of international agreement on cybersecurity as it relates to aviation. AIAA President-Elect Jim Albaugh said, “It is my hope that the world’s aviation community implements the framework proposed in this paper, to better safeguard and ensure the future of aviation. Only a vigilant, unified, and coordinated approach will allow us to craft the best possible defenses against the sophisticated and ever-evolving range of threats we face.”

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Confront the Key Issues Affecting the Aerospace Industry
Every year, AIAA identifies critical aerospace policy issues and makes recommendations for addressing them. The range of these issues spans the far-reaching objectives of the Institute and our industry. Check our database for AIAA's official policies and positions on the issues that concern you most. You'll even find procedures for writing AIAA public policy statements, and regular updates on the status of future papers.

AIAA Position Paper Development Process
Any AIAA member may initiate AIAA position papers including representatives from AIAA sections, technical and/or program committees, and the Public Policy Committee. 
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AIAA Information Papers
A paper that provides information to external audiences and provides educational and informational material with no formal recommendation. Those papers are only approved at the Sections, Technical and/or Program Committees' level. They are not representing the AIAA position.
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AIAA Position Papers
AIAA Position Papers provide objective and balanced studies with a clear AIAA position on the best course of action by government to address issues of interest or concern to AIAA members. Any AIAA member may initiate AIAA Policy Papers including representatives from AIAA Sections, Technical and/or Program Committees, and the Public Policy Committee.
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