Industries and Commodities
The Defense, Industrials, and Aerospace Section (DIA) is responsible for civil antitrust enforcement, competition advocacy, and competition policy in the areas of:
- Avionics and aeronautics
- Industrial equipment (e.g., rail, plastics, commercial vehicles, etc.)
- Road and highway construction
- Metals and mining
- Waste industries
Federal and State Contacts
Defense & Intelligence: DIA reviews its defense industry mergers in conjunction with the Department of Defense and with the applicable military and intelligence branches affected by the proposed transaction or joint venture.
Regional and State Economies: In any review of transactions affecting regional economies, DIA works closely with the relevant state attorneys general. DIA has implemented a screening system for use by the state departments of transportation in their evaluation of the competitive effect of mergers in the highway construction industry.
International Matters: DIA often coordinates with foreign competition authorities in relation to cross-border investigations and to share knowledge about our industries.
Selected Cases and Investigations
Related Guidelines and Reports
April 26, 2012
January 13 2017
Katrina Rouse, Chief
Soyoung Choe, Assistant Chief
Jay Owen, Assistant Chief
Suite 8700, Liberty Square Building
450 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Antitrust Division Leadership, Section, and Office Directory: Contains contact information for each section and office.
Division Manual: Chapter 1, Organization and Functions of the Antitrust Division