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AAQG Increasing Stakeholder Participation
The Americas Sector of IAQG currently has 19 voting members, with provisions for a maximum of 25. A specific area of focus to increase membership is in the commercial space arena. AAQG Sector Leader, Milt Jacocks, stated, "In light of the nascent growth in the commercial space industry, the AAQG seeks to increase commercial space supplier participation in quality management initiatives that affect the industry world-wide. However, we are also focused on increasing collaboration with our industry partners."
To that end, the AAQG is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) to develop a process to leverage OASIS quality management system performance data to enhance risk-based, Second Party Audit preparation and planning. The FAA will be developing their prototype in 2018 while the DCMA OASIS Initiative is currently being piloted at seven US companies.